I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Andy, one of the volunteers keeping Magpie Mill beautiful and safe. He was busy giving up his time to fix a grill on one of the mine-shafts that had been vandalised but was still more than happy to give up even more of his time to explain the fascinating history behind the best surviving example of a 19th-century lead mine in Derbyshire to me.Read more “Magpie Mine”
Blackpool has switched off the illuminations for the first time since 1939 – last turned off at the outbreak of the Second World War. Although Blackpool Tower, which, according to Blackpool Council, has “become a symbol of hope and optimism throughout this pandemic”, remains lit.Read more “Blackpool (un)Illumination”
As much as the branding suggests that this operation is one man and his drone, many missions have huge involvement from a lot of other parties – observers, camera operators, marshals etc. Let me explain with a few examples. These are just hypothetical scenarios and the actual number of people required will be discovered during the initial site survey.Read more “How many people does it take to fly a drone mission?”
Who doesn’t love a deal? I’m offering 25% off the entire Wicklow by Air gallery – just in time for Christmas! Whether you want to give a gift to someone stuck away from Ireland or want a nice print for your own wall, the gallery has something for you and at a very special price for a limited time. Simply use the code “WICKLOW25” in the shopping cart to receive your discount. The code expires on the 25/12/20.
Oh and there is free worldwide shipping! 😊Read more “25% off Ireland Photo Prints”
The Osmington White Horse is a hill figure cut into the limestone in 1808. It’s on Osmington Hill – just north of Weymouth, Dorset. The figure is of King George III riding his horse and can be seen for miles around as it’s 280 feet (85 m) long and 323 feet (98 m) high!Read more “The White Horse of Osmington”
Luckily with the advances in drone technology, aerial photography and videography with drones has become affordable and easy – and in a lot of cases, cheaper and easier than traditional methods of capturing the subject.
In order for a drone pilot to work commercially, they must obtain a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority and carry Public Liability Insurance. I have a PfCO and am fully insured for aerial operations.Read more “How to hire a drone pilot for aerial work”