Stunning aerial images


Watersports filming and photography


Lake District Images


Licenced to fly and film at night


Wind turbine inspections


Construction projects


Golf Courses filmed by drone


Lake District vistas


Architectural sites

Hovershotz Aerial Photography, we offer professional drone photography and video across Cumbria & Lancashire. We specialise in working with film crews in the Lake District providing aerial filming using drones. We offer multiple drone solutions, including filming in Hollywood grade 5.2K CinemaDNG or Apple Prores codecs.

We also provide drone services to many industries, including –  advertising agencies, architects, commercials, construction companies, estate agents, events, film companies, film makers, forestry management,  golf courses, hotels, insurance companies, mapping, news agencies, photographers, production companies, property developers, sports, surveyors, TV, websites, weddings.  White label drone photography services and freelance drone operator. Hovershotz hold full CAA PFCO permission to operate a drone day & night.

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

Hovershotz, we are a friendly, commercial professional aerial drone operator based in Cumbria in the North West of England. We use the latest professional drones, such as the DJI Inspire 2 drones with stabilised gimbals and broadcast quality professional X5S cameras. Our drones create 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.

The costs are dramatically lower than survey by helicopter, microlight, gyroplane, hiring scaffolding, rope access, or cherry picker.

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

Fully licenced & insured with up to £10m 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. 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, National Geographic, 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. 

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Hovershotz Aerial drone photography Cumbria, Lancashire, the Lake District & Westmorland –  the professional choice, you can trust us and your project is safe in our hands. Covering Ambleside, Appleby, Barrow, Bowness, Carlisle, Coniston, Keswick, Kendal, Penrith, Ullswater, Ulverston, Whitehaven, Workington

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