Aerial photography by drone, for surveys, promotion, architecture and more


Redcopters Ltd provides professional aerial photography services using unmanned drones (also called UAVs). Our multi-rotor helicopters allow Redcopters to shoot stunning  aerial  photographs and videos for industrial, survey, promotional and media use, at costs  much lower than aerial photography from conventional manned aircraft.

Redcopters’ expertise covers not just aerial photography from unmanned aircraft, but also the photographic and film-making skills needed to make best use of these machines.  Redcopters was set up to focus on the end result – images, sequences and surveys that captures the key features of the subject.    We  undertake a very diverse range of photographic assignments, from photographing broken slates on inaccessible roofs, through promotional videos to providing an aerial record of one off events such as festivals.  We work with architectural design companies to create visualization images of buildings that haven’t even been constructed yet.  Not to mention working with the film, news and media industry to provide those special shots that can only be created from the air.

We pride ourselves on our professional approach to our flying and aerial photography. Our pilots, aircraft and operating procedures are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and we carry full third party insurance.
Based in London, Redcopters Ltd offers a responsive local service in London, the South East and the home counties, including East Anglia. We also operate throughout the UK as needed (we have recently done assignments as far apart as Liverpool, Norfolk and Gloucester).

These videos show a small sample of our capabilities:

Footage of a dramatic cliff collapse in Hemsby, Norfolk, commissioned by the BBC

Redcopters at work: a tower roof survey


Documentary footage – National Skateboard Championship