Stunning aerial imaging


Historic Buildings


Promotional aerial photographs for hotels


Aerial images for property & real estate


Wind turbine inspections


Chimney surveys


Promotional aerial imaging for business


Lake District Vistas


Aerial images for news & media


Aerial photographs of historical sites


Bridge inspections


Masts & tall structure inspections


Archaeological aerial drone surveys


Architectural imaging and surveys

Hovershotz, your first and last stop for professional aerial drone photography, filming & video services for a wide variety of clients, including –  advertising agencies, architects, commercials, construction companies, drone hire, estate agents, events, film companies, film makers, forestry management, freelance drone pilots, golf courses, hotels, insurance companies, mapping, news agencies, photographers, production companies, property developers, sports, surveyors, TV, websites, weddings, viral internet adverts. Full CAA PFCO permission to operate day & night. The leading national professional aerial drone photographer & videographer in Cumbria, the Lake District, Lancashire & across the North West of England.

Kendal floods, Storm Desmond December 2016, aerial photo photograph my drone hovershotz
Hovershotz flying a drone andy wills kendal

Hovershotz are a friendly & commercial professional aerial drone operator based in Cumbria, in the North West of England. We use the latest remote-controlled professional drones with stabilised gimbals and professional cameras. Creating ultra-smooth, cinematic footage at up to 4k ultra high resolution. Footage & images from the air can be viewed on the ground in real time via a live video downlink, enabling the Pilot, Cameraman, Client or Director full control of the best filming angles and framing. Footage can also be streamed live direct to YouTube or Facebook. We also hold an extensive library of stock aerial drone footage (images and videos) of the Lake District.

Professional aerial drone mapping, surveys & inspection services

for buildings and structures, waterways, historic sites, industrial facilities, forestry, agriculture, wildlife research & management, land border & boundary disputes, off shore, wind turbine and virtually any application that needs viewing from height or from the sky. We offer Pix4D 3d aerial drone mapping & photogrammetry .

The costs are dramatically lower than survey by helicopter, microlight or gyroplane, hiring scaffolding, rope access, or cherry picker. Our unmanned aerial camera systems give a birds eye view of whatever needs surveying.

Aerial thermal infrared surveys & inspections, for:

  • Power line inspection
  • Search & Rescue
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Solar Panel Inspection
  • Fire Fighting

Hovershotz hold CAA permission to to operate & fly at night and EVLOS (extended visual line of sight) – ideal for industrial surveys and inspections as it is recommended that thermal infrared surveys are carried out at night for accurate results.

Fully licenced & insured with £2m public liability & professional indemnity

with permission for commercial operation (PFCO) granted by the Civil Aviation Authority to operate commercially in the UK during the day and at night (formerly known as Permission for Aerial Work PFAW). CAA registration number 1916. Our pilot is fully BNUC-S qualified (including night flying & EVLOS), adhering to strict safety and operational rules. We are experienced in operating in a wide variety of locations including flying over water, mountainous terrain, urban areas, sports events,indoors and even at night in the dark.

Full insurance cover to EC Regulation No. 785/2004

Aerial drone filming for film & broadcast television productions in the Lake District

We are very much at home working on broadcast film and television productions, our drone footage has been used by the TV companies including BBC, ITN, ITV News, SKY, Discovery, Euronews and Channel 4. We have shot aerial drone video that has been used on BBC documentaries, films, news, viral video and TV adverts. Crucially, Hovershotz are the only drone operator in Cumbria, Lancashire & the Lake District licenced to fly & operate at night – crucial for unfolding live news events or film crews wishing to add aerial filming at night. Aerial drone filming Lake District.

Hovershotz location scouts – being based in Cumbria and native to the Lake District, Hovershotz are able to help with location scouting and gaining permissions to film with drones in the Lake District national park or on National Trust land.

As an aerial photographer, our images & photographic work has featured in the national newspapers; including – Daily Telegraph, Daily Star, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Westmorland Gazette, NW Evening Mail and made the front page of the Metro. Our work has also been featured internationally as far away as El Comercio in Peru.

The top CAA Licenced Lake District Commercial Drone Service.  Your First & Last Stop for When You Require the Most Experienced Drone Operator in Cumbria, and Beyond. Get in touch to see how we can enhance your business, project or event

Aerial Drone Filming in the Lake District

It is a criminal offence to use a drone for paid work without valid CAA permission and commercial insurance

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Hovershotz Aerial drone photography Cumbria, Lancashire & the Lake District –  the professional choice, you can trust us and your project is safe in our hands. Qualified pilots, photographers & camera operators, full CAA permission for commercial operation (PFCO) and fully insured. Hovershotz commercial drone service Cumbria Lancashire Lake District NW & NE