Drone Blog UK Pilot
Drone Blog UK Pilot Aztechdrones carry out Roof Surveys and Roof Checks for building inspections in connection with developments, insurance, mortgage and other lending facilities. Using a fully qualified drone pilot UAV company provides you with peace of mind that all of the necessary pre flight checks and permissions will be carried out before the day of flying and filming. This is very important for flying commercial drones as in most cases they are larger and heavier than domestic drones.
Drone Blog UK Pilot
Welcome to Aztech Drones Website with new branding for 2022
Starting up a business during a pandemic did not seem possible business wise, but with determination and focus it ended up a busy 2019 and 2020 saw further progress gaining work in various sectors, producing content to build our portfolio up further.
Investment in new equipment for aerial filming early in 2021 then later in the year purchasing ground equipment, DSLR’S and gimbal’s which used up all our finances, these were quickly, replenished, as we turned our hand to the Wedding market.
With so many that had been cancelled due to the pandemic, suddenly coming on stream, and a large demand, completing eight in a very short period and we now have an affiliation with a large, branded Wedding company for 2022 working alongside Applydrone.
New Work for
adidas | Liam Gallagher
Blackburn & Darwen Council.
This video documents the installation of an adidas Spezial banner ahead of a Liam Gallagher gig in Blackburn.
The event is to promote a Spezial trainer partnership with adidas – and raise money for local homeless charity Nightsafe.
Liam will head to King George’s Hall on Wednesday, April 27 for the one-off gig ahead of his stadium tours and release of his third solo album on May 27th.
Supporting band, The ILLICITS will be releasing their new single “Play your part” on the very same day as the gig in Blackburn.
Blackburn with Darwen is recognised, as the birthplace of Spezial and the concert will be the first time Liam has ever performed there.
Aztech Drones are proud to also be covering the event on Wednesday evening with adidas
Check out Our Drone Work for Liam Gallagher Liam Gallagher ‘Better Days’ New Video
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Although the weather had been challenging for drone pilots during January, we travelled to Reading, Preston, and Lancaster, to complete the aerial roof inspections, supplying aerial photography of each roof for our clients to include in their general site survey reports.
One of our recent new clients in 2021, are a large UK food manufacturer, who approached Aztech Drones, after the Facilities and Engineering Manager had been investigating the use of Drones to reduce the risks of “working at height” for the inspection of “explosion vents” sited at the top of 15-meter-tall silos, they use these in their manufacturing process, and 12-weekly cycle inspections are required, should these become blocked it could cause the silos to explode.
After a successful visit in 2021 providing HD images of the safety vents, we completed our second visit in January 2022, and the use of drones has now been adopted by the company, removing the risk to Engineers who previously climbed a ladder up the side of the silo’s taking 2 employees some 45minutes to complete versus Drone 10 minutes, removing the need to “work at height “ and at a reduced cost.
During this visit we also completed a full Aerial drone roof Inspection/survey to further demonstrate how the use of drones can significantly reduce costs, risk and are more efficient, completing in hours, not a week as previous way, covering more than sixteen roofs on the factory site, this is a six-monthly requirement to ensure all factory roofs are in good order as per the company preventative maintenance plan. This has been previously costing the company £6,800 twice annually for a two- man team, with cherry pickers and scaffold to investigate the roofs for cracked asbestos sheets or delaminated steel ones, blocked gutters, and skylight condition, Drone cost is a significant saving per visit producing multiple images and a detailed map for the client.
A Great start to 2022 for Aztech Drones
With more companies adopting drone technology, we have had commissions to complete drone roof Inspections for our UK Surveying clients, the type of roofs differs. but a sizeable percentage, that we deal with are metal clad and these are on newer manufacturing facilities, older buildings have either membrane over plywood or asbestos the latter does not lend itself to any foot traffic, without significant costs of scaffolding, footboards and an experienced roofing company being involved. Drone Aerial surveys performed are for either dilapidation, purchase, or general maintenance purposes, safeguarding the clients against any unknown costs of remedial work if needed.
The company have now rolled out drone use to all their sites in the UK after proving Drones can save money and remove risks to the workforce, Aztech Drones will be supporting them during 2022 and beyond and are now an approved supplier.
Choosing the right drone for the job
Selecting the correct Drone for each job is of paramount importance, considering the client’s requirements, safe distances for take-off and landing, Airspace, and permissions
Our Mavic Pro 2 & Mavic Air 2 requires thirty meters separation from people, roads, and buildings not under our control, the Mini 2 would be our choice for proximity work but still considering the area where the flight is to take place.
Aztechdrones choose DJI Drones
We have currently three Drones we use on various jobs dependant on location, client requirements, and job type, all have similar flight characteristics, but the Mavic Pro 2 is our go to for quality images due to the Hasselblad camera with shutter and aperture control producing 20mp images
Our newly purchased Mavic Air 2 is equally as good with the facility to take 48mp images and is a pleasure to fly as are all DJI Drones once set-up to operators’ preference.
The Mini 2 weighing in at 250g is a god send for most commercial pilots opening new doors to enable flights in areas otherwise unsuitable for the larger heavier drones which require more space to operate i.e., 30 meters for take off and landing
The 3-axis stabilized gimbals offers exceptionally smooth footage and OcuSync 2 enables long range and HD live video streaming. All our Drones can achieve 4K footage, 2.7k 1080P HD with varying frame per second, using our DJI Smart controller we can also have HDMI to a second screen for client viewing
Filming Days for Drone Blog UK Pilot
We were issued with a full brief as to what we needed to be capture and where, no specific heights or angles, which we used our creativeness, all permissions were in place prior to the shoot authorised by Blackpool Council and Highways Department, no air traffic control permission required as we did not enter the FRZ,
Shooting took place over 2 days and we were blessed with some great weather, arriving on site at 4:30 am and set up ready to fly within 5 minutes to capture a beautiful sunrise behind the Tower, the sea breeze when flying out to sea was somewhat troublesome but the Mavic Pro 2 & Mini 2 handled it very well and provided some great extra footage which was unfortunately not included in the final cut
2021 Blackpool early start for media Co
A recent commission in Blackpool was completed working for Midtown Brothers Media, creating a documentary “Maintaining Blackpool’s Tram Network, with early morning starts and long days to capture the Tram’s at work in specific areas of Blackpool
Different roof and location
There are so many different roof types, at varying locations, the choice of Drone to be used is decided at the initial planning stage during the Pre-Site survey, mainly consulting Google maps and checking airspace, and surrounding area, all our Drones provide sufficient quality images for the purpose of assessing a roofs condition.
Roof Surveys Drone Blog UK Pilot
It is becoming increasingly popular for most mortgage lenders to insist that potential borrowers instruct an established experienced roofing contractor to inspect the roof of a property they are considering buying.
Arriving on site we assess the shape of the roof from ground level and surrounding area to ensure we have VLOS (Visual Line of Sight) during the flight whilst obtaining the images required, sometimes we have to move controller position to ensure this is maintained at all times, the Mavic Pro 2 and Air 2 can work at elevated heights from the roof due to being able to crop and zoom into the images without any quality loss, the Mini 2 with a zoom facility is a little workhorse that can get up close and personal to ensure all valleys and gutters are captured for the Surveyors or clients
Drone Blog UK Pilot further information about Aztechdrones
Aztechdrones UK Drone Pilots carry out Roof Surveys and Roof Checks for building inspections in connection with developments, insurance, mortgage and other lending facilities. Using a fully qualified drone pilot UAV company provides you with peace of mind that all of the necessary pre flight checks and permissions will be carried out before the day of flying and filming.
Aztechdrones fully white labelled roof inspections reports can be provided, creating maximum efficiencies on turnaround and quotations as part of our business to business support commitment. Our services can provide a comprehensive basis for an accurate estimate. For more information please contact Mark direct at Aztechdrones.
Free No Obligation Quote
Please contact to chat through any type of drone filming or photography, we offer external and internal services with full room tours and plans if required for Estate Agents and Property Developers.
Our Events team can provide coverage for Live Events and Weddings in The North West.
07845 185 614