Meet the Global Team of Drone Pilots & Camera Operators
See Our Aerial Drone Work
See our drones
Hire a drone
Find Out More
We are a team of industry professionals with years of film and photography experience, working in the most challenging and demanding environments using industry-leading drone and camera technology.
Qualified and certified to fly drones in UK Airspace by the Civil Aviation Authority
From the Start
We are there to help you better understand how our drone systems operate and what can be achieved using our aerial filming and photography platforms.
From your first phone call, we will begin to collaborate with you to understand your film and photography requirements, choosing the best suited camera and drone for the project. Following your call, thorough pre-flight planning takes place and you will be advised on what we believe to be the best course of action, based on your brief.
Aerial plans and strategies can then be formed to best assess how the drones can be used to film, photograph, map or survey your project.
World-Class Cameras & Drones
Our drones are built using the world's best trusted equipment and industry-leading onboard intelligent Flight Controllers.
Clients have a wide choice of cameras and technologies at their disposal. Filming up to CinemaDNG 5.2K RAW (5280x2972) and photographs up to 21MP. The drones can also be used for Live TV, with a HD link and extremely low latency.
The drones can remain airborne for up to thirty minutes, but we will always bring enough batteries to fulfil the aerial task, along with rapid drone charging facilities.
We strive to be as safe as possible and this is achieved through our thorough preparation and safety procedures. Each drone is meticulously constructed on site and thorough pre-flight checks take place. We adhere to strict method statements, which are tailored to each individual task.
CloudVisual is covered to £5m Public Liability and Indemnity cover and hold the CAA Permission for Commercial Operations, PFCO, which is a legal requirement for us to commercially fly a drone in UK Airspace.
Our altitude limits are governed by the Civil Aviation Authority and we cannot fly beyond 400ft above ground level, or outside of a 500 meter radius of the pilot.
We're very proud of the aerial videos we get to make and the places we get to visit. Enjoy some of the videos we've made possible.
2016 - 2017
2013 - 2015
Hiring a drone pilot has never been easier, but finding one which is qualified to undertake commercial aerial drone filming is critical. CloudVisual work with a broad range of clients in a huge variety of industries, including Films, Adverts, Estate Agencies, TV Productions and Marketing Launches. With a maximum take off weight of eighteen kilogrammes, lifting up to eleven kilos of cameras or equipment, our largest drone can carry almost all cameras and surveying tools.
Based in Hertfordshire, our offices are perfectly positioned to serve London, the UK and Europe. We're available 24 hours a day and certified to fly drones at night
Here are some of the industries our drones are used in. This is by no means all we can offer, as the industry is ever-evolving and the ease and affordability of hiring a drone is opening up unique industries and ideas to film, photograph and survey.
Add big budget aerial shots hiring our cinema-grade drone cameras for your next film production. Jaw dropping establishing shots and intricate chase scenes are now within budget. With a live feed to ground and in-air playback, Directors can quickly assess aerial takes, saving time and money.
Attract interest to your site, monument, stadium or public place from a whole new perspective using immersive 360 Photospheres. Millions of people use 360 photos to explore new and unseen areas. The 360 photos we create allow your audience can get the best possible view.
Enhance property listings with a new perspective or overview for potential buyers of large properties and land. Using high resolution imagery and 4K film, our drones can show take buyers on a unique tour of their next big move.
By deploying a number of different drones capable of photographing, filming and surveying construction projects to provide one-off or periodical updates, we can deliver accurate and timely aerial data to efficiently update project management teams.
Using intelligent autopilot systems, our drones can map, survey and produce easy to view centimeter accurate 3D models. Aerial photogrammetry can quickly and precisely scan and collate crucial structural information for architects and surveyors.
Your next overseas article, TV show, documentary or marketing shoot could greatly benefit from using a drone to capture the perfect photo or video. Our drones can be flown to almost any country for long or short projects.
We are certified to fly drones at night and offer the best airborne camera technology to capture even the darkest of scenes. Using specially equipped drones, our cameras can be used for filming or photography at night.
Aerial photographs of potential new constructions can provide a huge amount of evidence for planning applications. A drone can get a view of a site and provide hundreds of photographs to aid a planning application.
Lifesaving drones carrying thermal cameras, searchlights or high resolution cameras are available for deployment to disaster zones across the globe. Equipped with high quality, long distance video feeds, our fleet of drones can deliver crucial information to emergency teams, helping save lives.
"Will is the Visual Director and Drone Pilot. He studied at Resource Group to earn the Drone RPQ-s Qualification to become a certified CAA Drone Pilot. Will also builds FPV drones and enjoys experimenting with new drone designs and technologies to help improve the aerial photography, surveying and filming industry."
"Amy's photography education combined with her passion for filmmaking made her the perfect choice to join the team. Amy's worked on some of our most challenging and high profile projects and set herself as an asset to the company from the start."
"Louis is a portrait and urban photographer and he brought his wealth of experience to the CloudVisual team in early 2017. He has been hand picked for the team thanks to his impressive portfolio and excellent technical skills, combined with his photography education."
"Ed is part of an elite few CASA Certified Drone Operators in Australia and manages the overseas CloudVisual operations. He specialises in aerial surveying, mapping and flying specialist equipment for government and large-scale technical operations."
Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, our office is located 25 miles North of London. Come and see us! We aren't just a drone company; we offer experience, expertise, know-how and consultancy services, and are able to offer a wide range of pricing options which may include flexible rates for multi drone flight projects.
We utilise a local airstrip near St Albans to undertake drone flight tests and training, which means we can show potential clients our drones in a safe working environment.
5 The Mews
Breadcroft Lane Harpenden, HertfordshireAL5 4TF