DRONE QUALIFICATIONS.

WE'VE WORKED tirelessly to ensure our work speaks for itself. We've also ticked all of the LEGAL qualification boxes.

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First we trained with EURO USC ground school - the best and most recognised professional qualification body. Then we took our flight tests and gained their BNUC-S qualification, which is recognised worldwide.

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Then we applied to the CAA for a permission for aerial work (PfAW). Because of our comprehensive safety documentation we were allowed to fly all categories of drones, from <7kg all the way up to 20kg (think bigger cameras!).

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Finally we invested in the best aerial image platforms, underpinned by DJI technology. DJI back the most established, most flown and most developed drones in the world. They are unrivalled.

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FILMMAKING & PHOTOGRAPHY.

ONCE WE KNOW A SHOT IS SAFE WE'RE OBSESSED OVER MAKING THE BEST POSSIBLE IMAGES.

Long before we operated drones we were professional photographers and filmmakers, working across the UK with commercial clients. We understand film and photography and use those skills to make our drones work extra hard. Our professional qualifications include BA (Hons) Photography, FD Lens Based Media, and numerous skills specific workshops. We're continually developing our skills and capabilities.

PEACE OF MIND.

There are lots of legal requirements for drone operators to meet. in summary: We're fully qualified, legal and insured. 

In the UK, aerial film and photography is subject to certain legal requirements. Bakehouse Aerial is committed to operating safely and within the constraints of the law. The benefit of our approach is immediately obvious to our clients: people and property are kept safe, and our clients can be confident that they are also operating within the law.

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NIGHT TIME DRONE OPERATION.

Bakehouse have special permission from the CAA to fly our drones at night.

We're not subject to the same day time only flight rules that limit many other operators. We can fly any time, day or night (bring coffee if it's late).

To take full advantage of this we use large sensor cameras which work well in low light conditions. Get in touch if you have a night time aerial filming project or if you need some stunning aerial photography.

PFCO / PAFW.

In order to fly for any commercial purpose A PILOT must hold a VALID Permission for Commercial Operation.

This is granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Flying without the permission is classed as a criminal offence, as is any breach of the Air Navigation Order. Holding a current Permission for Aerial Work is the only way to get specialist insurance for commercial aerial work.

Bakehouse Aerial hold valid Permissions for Aerial Work, one covering congested areas and the other covering non-congested areas.

Never consider using a pilot that doesn't hold this permission. They're uninsured and working illegally. By hiring them you are putting yourself in an untenable legal position.

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PROVEN DRONE RISK ASSESSMENTS AND METHOD STATEMENTS.

Safety is A top priority. We won't put the public or our clients at risk.

The law is very clear about where we can fly, how high we can fly and how far away we can operate our 'Unmanned Aerial Vehicle' (UAV) or drone.

We risk assess all of our work, we're used to writing method statements for demanding environments and we keep flight logs and maintenance logs. We also conduct surveys and pre-flight and post-flight checks for each operation. During flight we work as a two man team, utilising a nominated observer to maintain ground safety.

Bakehouse Aerial provide UAV Aerial Safety consultancy services if you're thinking of introducing an aerial capability in to your own business.

WE'RE FULLY INSURED

Don't fall foul of the law by using uninsured drone operators!

Because we have a valid Permission for Aerial work we are also insured for commercial operations. We carry £5m public liability insurance, which is provided by John Heath, a specialist insurer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Drones. We also have general film and photography insurance.