Aerial Filming & Operations

Skylark Aerial Photography is a well established and innovative drone business located in South Cumbria.

We cater for all aspects of aerial filming, aerial photography, building inspection and aerial survey.

We operate in the Lake District, Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire North West, North East and Scotland

We pride ourselves on professionalism and client commitment.

We provide an affordable service, without compromising safety and quality.

Fully Approved

We are approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to operate small unmanned aerial aircraft commercially in the UK up to 20kg day or night.

We hold a valid CAA Flight Radio Telephony Operators Licence, allowing us to operate at or near airports/aerodromes when approved.

Our pilots are fully qualified to the industry standard and have gained the CAA Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) certificate 1770.

Our pilots have been trained by CAA approved Rheinmetall Unmanned Systems Training Academy (RUSTA).

Peace of Mind

Skylark Aerial Photography operations are fully covered with public liability insurance and comply with all statutory requirements relating to the industry.

Please have a look around our site and find out how we can help you.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any further queries.

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Owner & Operator

Skylark Aerial Photography – Lake District Drone Service is owned and operated by Simon Handley on a full-time basis. Additional operators are used at peak times or when dual operation is required.

Simon has also been building and flying his own FPV (first person view) fixed wing drones for over 12 years. These sophisticated drones use their own navigation systems with a video downlink system.

Simon is also an engineer of 25 years travelling globally on projects and draws upon camera technique from a family background in filming. Both parents lecturing in art and photography full time during their career.

When back home there is no better way to relax than mountain biking in the Lakes or flying a fixed wing plane from Carlisle Airport and the local farm strip.

Since starting the drone business full time, over 500hrs have been logged on quadcopters. Includes TV, film, survey and inspection work.

Skylark Aerial Photography uses multiple drones, including all weather capability, plenty of batteries, varying lenses, Osmo with Z axis, professional editing suite.

Because Skylark Aerial Photography is based in Cumbria it’s very easy to deploy a drone or two quickly and help with location advice throughout Lake District and the North West.

Have a look through the video back catalogue https://www.skylark-aerialphotography.co.uk/video/ then give Simon a call. Skylark Aerial Photography is very friendly and I’m sure can help you with your next project.