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  • Abseiling
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  • Clubhouse
  • 3D modelling and mapping
  • Industrial inspection
  • Marine inspection
  • Fantastic houses
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  • Archaeology
  • Roof inspections
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  • Wind turbine inspection
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Flying Movies operates throughout the UK and provides a range of aerial photography and videography services for businesses and individuals. We use state-of-the-art drones to 'fly the camera'.

We hold the CAA's Permission for Commercial Operations and carry the required public liability insurance.

We look forward to discussing your project and provide you with a bespoke quotation because every assignment is bespoke. We offer general aerial imagery and more specialist services such as 3D modelling, volumetric surveys and mapping, archaeological imagery and records, roof inspections, wind turbine and other asset inspections together with rockface inspections as required by the Quarries Regulations.

We look forward to talking with you soon.

Flying Movies provides a range of aerial imagery in 4K high definition as either a series of stills or an edited video, and analysis suitable for.

  • Film and video productions
  • Wind turbine blade inspections
  • Bridge inspections
  • Roof inspections
  • Archaeological records and imagery
  • Quarry inspections
  • Topographical surveys and mapping
  • 3D models and volumetric calculations
  • Asset inspections and data gathering
  • Golf course flyovers
  • Promotional aerial videography
  • Aerial wedding videography
If stills are required, we can plan the flight path to capture 4K video and extract stills from that video to get just the right shot.
Nigel Lelew

Landline - +44 (0)1303 479266
Mobile - +44 (0)7866 755172

Paul Lelew

Landline - +44 (0)1825 713181
Mobile - +44 (0)7831 502641


Flying Movies brings you the latest UAS news

15th February 2021 - Flying Movies is delighted to be a corporate partner to SkyShows offering innovative drone light shows to an event near you soon. Take a look at their website and get in contact. Skyshows would love to hear from you.

16th December 2020 - Royal Mail has joined forces with a consortium of established UK drone companies including DronePrep, Skyports and fast-growing tech firm what3words to arrange an initial drone delivery to a remote lighthouse on the Isle of Mull this month.

16th November 2020 - Challenges posed by Covid-19 are accelerating the willingness to embrace drone technology and the UK is leading the way, according to a new European aerospace study. Almost four-fifths of UK aerospace companies are convinced that disruption in the form of drones, represents the best opportunity for growth in the sector in the future.

9th November 2020 - Windracers has been selected by Innovate UK to trial an innovative and fast UAV drone transportation service as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim is to transport medical supplies and equipment to St Marys NHS, Isles of Scilly from mainland Cornwall in only 30 minutes.

14th September 2020 - Retailing giant Tesco is trialling the delivery of grocery orders by drone. Set to fly at a height of 80m at 50mph, the UAS will be able to deliver a weight of up to 4kg.

19th August 2020 - Greater Manchester Police department has just released drone footage that shows a unique new use-case scenario: Using a thermal camera to monitor a large gathering breaking local rules requiring social distancing due to COVID-19.

4th August 2020 - Associated British Ports, one of the UK's leading port operators, has decided to adopt UAS technology to support its asset management practices and policies following an 18 month trial which was guided by management consultant PWC.

31st July 2020 - Unmanned aircraft developed by the helicopter manufacturer, Bristow, will be deployed at weekends in a trial to support both maritime and mountain rescue missions initially in North Wales. The trial gives the potential to help coastguard teams save even more lives.

21st July 2020 - The Home Office and the Department for Transport invest a further £1.5m in the Defence and Security Accelerator competition to help industry and academia to deliver world-leading counter-drone solutions in the UK. This DASA competition provides an immediate opportunity to help develop critical counter-drone technical capabilities and solutions.

20th July 2020 - Flying Movies is proud to be commissioned by the Bluebell Railway to film their re-opening event on Friday 7th August. Steam-hauled trains will run from Sheffield Park, through to Kingscote, via Horsted Keynes and back five times during the day starting at 9am.

10th July 2020 - As the NHS celebrates its 72nd birthday, Skyports has started a trial flying drones BVLOS to deliver medical supplies and clinical tests in Scotland. Flight time from the Isle of Mull to Oban was 15 minutes compared to a road journey and 45-minute ferry crossing.

7th July 2020 - It has been reported that Police Scotland is hunting for a drone pilot who was close to colliding with a light aircraft at Perth Airport. The Police stated that the light aircraft was flying above Murrayshall when the near-miss happened. The location is about 1.5km from the airport well within the flight restriction zone.

27th June 2020 - Between the showers, Flying Movies successfully filmed some of the Bluebell Railway's senior management team walking 4.8 miles to complete the Virtual Track Trek. The money raised (so far over £6,000 and counting) will go towards the Emergency Fund to keep the railway financially viable as it hopes to re-open on 7th August.

25th June 2020 - Flying Movies has been commissioned by a Multi Academy Trust to carry out a roof survey as part of their due diligence process.

17th June 2020 - Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog will start using drones to deliver its beer to various locations on its campus in Columbus, Ohio, and is looking into using this method for its delivery service in the UK, potentially starting in July.

15th June 2020 - According to the Lancashire Telegraph, a man in Blackburn went to investigate why the power in his house had gone out. On reaching the living room he discovered that the drone battery that he had put on charge, had burst into flames. A big lesson for those who charge batteries with inappropriate, unattended chargers.

12th June 2020 - The CAA has today published a new edition of CAP 1789 The New European UAS Regulations: General Outline. This document has been updated following the delay to the new European Union UAS regulations which now become applicable in the UK on 31 December 2020. The amendments are mainly dates, though some further clarification about separation distances has been added for the A2 Open category

11th June 2020 - Altitude Angel and Inmarsat, both world leaders in their respective fields, today announced they are working together to provide advanced flight tracking and management capability for UASs, with an eye to facilitating more widespread BVLOS operations.

10th June 2020 - The current Covid-19 pandemic may be the catalyst for more widespread drone delivery services. The University of Southampton is involved in a Department for Transport trial delivering medical supplies and test samples between the Isle of Wight and the mainland.

9th June 2020 - US-based consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton finds that the market-dominating Chinese giant DJI Systems does not covertly send any data or imagery back to their base in China or to any other unexpected third party, according to their recent report

6th June 2020 - Flying Movies is excited to be working with the Bluebell Railway to film and promote their Virtual Track Trek to raise funds for their Emergency Appeal Fund on Sat 27th June 2020

5th June 2020 - CAA announces a delay to the implementation of the new EU drone regulations until 31st December 2020. This means the current PfCO system will be in place until then, after which the 3 new categories of operations and new regulations and certification for operators will kick in. Contact us to discuss what that means for your business. We will be delighted to hear from you and help you find the right path

30th May 2020 - Flying Movies has been commissioned by Kent Wildlife Trust to carry out an aerial roof survey of the Jeffery Harrison visitor centre at their Sevenoaks reserve.

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Nr Maresfield,
East Sussex, TN22 3EL

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