Inspection of wind turbine with a drone

Inspections

Drones take away or at least reduce the need for expensive scaffolding or climbing. They open up an easy way to access areas that would usually be unsafe for humans to visit. Below is a small sample of what is possible with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

Contact me to discuss any building or object you need inspected.

Building / Roof Inspections

Roof and building inspections by drone is an incredibly fast and cost-effective way to assess damage, assist insurance claims or confirm a job has been completed.

High-resolution pictures of a chimney or roof, for example, can be taken safely, easily and quickly and reviewed from the comfort of your office! A zoom camera can be attached to the drone to get an even closer level of detail. It is easy to detect loose tiles or brickwork or other issues such as broken lightening conductors.

Once an inspection is booked, I take care of the risk assessment, the flight planning and liaising with the relevant authorities to ensure a safe and legal flight. Once on-site, I can get airborne very quickly, minimising disruption to residents, staff or members of the public.

Construction Monitoring

Schedule regular flights to have an aerial overview of a construction site to show progress and identify any issues before they become larger problems. Using the latest technology in unmanned aerial vehicles, I can even save a location or ‘shot’ and repeat it weeks or months later giving a selection of images at different stages of the construction.

Or get us involved from the planning stage to assist with a planning application.

Of course, booking a number of flights together reduces the cost significantly as much of the risk-assessment and flight planning paperwork will be simplified for repeat flights.

Industrial Inspections

Wind turbines, power lines, piping. The list of things that need regular inspecting is endless! Using a drone to conduct an aerial inspection can significantly reduce costs and speed up the process.


Without a CAA approved drone operator, it would be impossible to legally fly in many locations. My training and insurance opens up many more possibilities. I am based in the north-west of England but often travel nationwide depending on the location of the project. Let’s have a chat and see how we can use a drone to reduce the costs of your inspections.




FAQ

  • What is aerial photography?

    Any photo or video shot from the air! In the past, most aerial photography was done from helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft. Now our drones can achieve similar or better results at a much cheaper cost!

  • What is a drone?

    The term drone is widely used to describe unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Many drones have cameras, which allow you to see things from the drone’s perspective. 

  • I have a drone, why should I pay you?

    If you have the equipment and are legally permitted to fly the mission, then, by all means, do it yourself. It’s fun and rewarding! Just be aware of the local regulations and fly responsibly.

    However, currently in the UK, you need clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority and insurance if you fly a drone for commercial gain. If you don’t want to pay for all the CAA requirements, then book me instead! I have insurance and all the necessary training and certificates. Simple as that!

  • I’m a drone pilot. Can I work with you?

    Absolutely! I would love to hear from you. I often am either booked out or too far away to take a certain contract. I will keep your details on file in case a customer requests something I cannot do and will pass them on to you. Send me an email and say hello!

    Check out the White Label page if you require an experienced drone pilot for one of your operations.

  • Are you insured?

    Yes! I have a £1million Public Liability Insurance policy covering aerial operations.