Aerial Filming

Skylark Aerial Photography is a well established and innovative 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, North West, North East, North Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders.

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.

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

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.

Owner & Operator

Skylark Aerial Photography is owned and operated by Simon Handley on a full time basis.

Simon has been building and flying his own FPV (first person view) fixed wing drones for 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. When back home there was 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. Now well over 700 hours logged flying and still current.

Since starting the drone business full time, over 400hrs have been logged on quadcopters in the last 36 months. Includes TV, film, survey and inspection work.

Skylark Aerial Photography uses multiple drones, 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.

Have a look through the video back catalogue then give Simon a call. Skylark Aerial Photography is very friendly and I’m sure can help you with your next project.