Hopgrove Productions is a CAA Licenced UK Drone Operator
From our base in Yorkshire we provide drone photography and filming services to all areas of the UK.
To operate commercially in this field, companies must be CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) approved and the aerial drone or UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle) pilots must be fully trained and licensed. We spent 12 months training our pilots and working with EuroUSC Europe’s leading independent accreditation specialist for UAV Drones to gain approval for commercial aerial photography.
Our staff are CSCS Trained and Hopgrove Productions Limited are Approved by Construction Line. Our drone teams are very experience at working on construction sites and complying with Health and Safety. Our teams are also fully equipped with PPE.
World Leading Drone Photography and Filming Systems
Our Aerial Drone systems which are flight tested and approved by the Civil Aviation Authority use a sophisticated flight control system and GPS to ensure maximum safety and to provide an ultra stable platform for our cameras. All Hopgrove drones are equipped with a failsafe system which automatically fly’s the drone back and lands it at its precise take-off location should it encounter a technical problem during the flight. Our latest systems are also fitted with Lidar for safe and precise indoor flying. Flight time for our drones is approximately 20 minutes before we need to land for a quick battery swap.
We can film in full HD video up to 4K in resolution and our still cameras are 16 MP. Images are recorded in the camera and are also beamed down to 2 viewing monitors which display live images from the drone in full HD. For aerial filming we can use either a single operator or a 2 person team comprising of pilot and camera operator dependant on your requirements.
Our team is fully mobile and we operate from a specially adapted aerial drone support unit. From this vehicle we can operate totally independently including re-charging our bank of batteries for constant flight. The van is also equipped with an on-board computer system which allows our team to view and check images and video ensuring that we record exactly what you want.