Drone Filming & Regulations

New drone regulations


There are two categories:

Open Category Operations – for low risk flights


Specific Category Operations – for higher risk flights


Please ensure you are up to date with the new regulations before enquiring about filming permissions.

Click here to fill in our drone enquiry form.

We require the following –

  • GVC/OA/A2CofC (unless flying a C1 or sub-250g drone)
  • Pre-site survey
  • Risk Assessment
  • CAA drone registration details

Below is a list of local aerial filming companies:


Halo Vue

Drone filming and photography based in Yorkshire and Manchester covering London, Scotland, Wales  and Overseas.

Phil Fearnley has held a permission for commercial operations for many years and is one of the most experienced pilots of small UAVs, (drones) in the UK.

Filming on many high profile TV programs including the last series of the BBC / HBO’s smash hit. “Gentleman Jack”

To find out more, visit their site Halo Vue




Mac Visuals

Mac Visuals provides video, photography and aerial services throughout the UK, who are based in Bradford.

Mac Visuals recent projects include Countryfile and Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop, both filmed in and around the Bradford district.

To find out more, visit their site Mac Visuals


Aerial Picture Company


From their bases in London and Leeds, they provide experienced, professional drone aerial filming and full content production. They are proud to work across a huge range of TV, film, corporate and commercial productions – credits.

Their aerial filming and photography has won international awards and they are preferred suppliers to the BBC, ITV and global brands.

They fly aircraft large and small for productions of all sizes. Their aerial filming camera packages include drones fitted with DSLRs through to the Alexa Mini and RED Epic range. They also fly the full compliment of DJI drones and cameras including X5s and X7.

Their drone aerial filming and photography ‘Permission for Commercial Operations’ (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) include congested areas and night flying and our drone Pilots are fully qualified. Insurance is £10 million.

To find out more, visit their site Aerial Picture Company