About Drone Earth

We are Commercial Drone operators based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, providing aerial photography, videography and inspections. We are approved by the CAA and our PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) number is UAS 7401. Drone Earth have permission from the CAA to operate drones at night-time.

Commercial UAV (Drone) Pilots
Drone Earth Approved Drone Pilots

Drone Earth are a fresh and stimulating UAV photography and videography company. The photographs and video’s we capture reflects our passion for great imagery, high-quality content and creative styling.  In addition to UAV photography and videography we can also provide complementing professional ground based photography, our founder Andy Parkin is a successful freelance professional photographer, more information can be found at www.andyparkinphotography.co.uk.  At Drone Earth we know the right equipment to use (and when), where to point the camera and how to compose the image and that’s why we’re different.

Drone Earth are CAA approved commercial operators, we are fully licensed and insured. Our drones are capable of filming in 4k HD, we capture photographs in RAW for the highest quality and have a large supply of batteries ensuring limited downtime.

To fly a UAV of any weight classification in UK airspace for commercial gain, you must have a PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations). This is a certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, it outlines what each operator can legally do, in accordance with the Operations Manual for the aircraft.  It is illegal to operate a UAV for commercial gain without a valid PfCO, further details can be found here on the CAA website.