PhotoDrones team was involved in the recording of the Merafield Bridge in Plympton. Pilot, Phil Conrad, flew the job with a small drone, and ground based time-lapse cameras so he could get close enough without overdue risk to the equipment. Phil remarked afterwards that the commercial use of drones is a growth industry and our team is glad to be in the vanguard, helping to form the way that the industry is growing.
Phil Conrad, Hugh Gilbert, and Ian Hunter of PhotoDrones were pleased to be invited to the London Heliport Air Traffic Control Unit to meet Air Traffic controllers, Lindsey, Lee and Senior ATC, Jeremy Browne to demonstrate their use of UAVs last week.
It is our belief that people should see the positive use of Drones. Our work involves flying in London to accomplish Building Surveys and Photography. PhotoDrones has a CAA approved Safety Case and Risk Assessment procedure, that means we can fly in London at relatively short notice subject to Air Traffic Control Clearance.
This young industry needs champions such as the London Heliport Staff, who are able to see the future use of drones in a positive light and the cost savings they can bring to photography and survey work alike.
Photograph taken in Hugh Gilbert's Studio
This morning I answered a post from a photo facility enquiring as to whether 1500 sq ft would be enough for a photo studio?