// Cloudbase Media

Aerial Photography, Video, Inspection and Mapping.

Licensed by the civil aviation authority

About Us

Based in Keswick in the Lake District and bringing together public sector aviation experience, with over a decade of graphic design, photography and video editing skills. Cloudbase Media is an independent video production company in the perfect position to offer high quality commercial aerial photography, video and production at a competitive price. Serving Cumbria and beyond.

Our mission statement

“To provide stunning HD images and video from a unique aerial perspective. We are committed to providing a professional, reliable and most importantly affordable aerial protography service, operating strictly within the remit of UK aviation law so you can be assured that your footage is compliant with all drone regulations. We operate across Cumbria and can tender jobs further afield if requested.”

Drones and the Law

Whichever drone company you chose for your aerial photography, make sure they are properly insured and most importantly licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority.

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This extract shows some of the restrictions placed on commercial drone users::

Air Navigation Order - Article 94

(5) The SUA operator must not cause or permit a small unmanned aircraft to be flown for the purposes of commercial operations, and the remote pilot of a small unmanned aircraft must not fly it for the purposes of commercial operations, except in accordance with a permission granted by the CAA.

Air Navigation Order - Article 95

(1) The SUA operator must not cause or permit a small unmanned surveillance aircraft to be flown in any of the circumstances described in paragraph (2), and the remote pilot of a small unmanned surveillance aircraft must not fly it in any of those circumstances, except in accordance with a permission issued by the CAA.

(2) The circumstances referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a) over or within 150 metres of any congested area;

Cloudbase media can lawfully carry out commercial operations AND can operate within 150m of a congested area. (License No: 5253)

Why choose Cloudbase?

CAA Licensed

We hold a full day and night operating permission from the CAA, this also allows us to operate in congested areas. CAA ID: 5253

Public Liability Cover

Our operations are insured from a base level of £1,000,000 up to £10,000,000.

Real world experience

We have a wealth of professional experience operating UAV's in the public sector and local knowledge of the Lake District and Cumbria.

The full creative package

We have the facility to provide professional in-house video and image editing to get your drone footage looking exactly how you need it.

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