Mike is a qualified professional drone pilot and an instructor for the UK's largest drone training organisation. Drones provide an amazing way to see and record the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, and using DJI's amazing Mavic Pro or Phantom 4 Pro drone, you can take to the skies at a variety of safe, approved sites where we have all the necessary permissions to fly.
During your day you can fly either or both. The Phantom 4 Pro is one of the most widely used professionally used drones today with stunning video and still imaging capabilities. The Mavic Pro is very popular because of its compact foldable design, and it still yields brilliant images, and we also have the DJI VR goggles which give a completely immersive experience.
Sessions can be either on a 1 to 1, or 1 to 2 basis, so up to 2 people can enjoy the experience.
For pilots that already have their own drone and would like to benefit from professional instruction, then we can give coaching to take you flying further and improve your aerial imaging skills.
"The first time I flew a drone I was totally blown away by the incredible view that it gave. After years of conventional landscape photography, using a drone completely reinvented the way that I can capture this stunning scenery.
I fly whenever I can and it is still a brilliant experience every time."
Typically a day will start with a quick briefing, then a session at a totally safe site to get the feel for flying the drones, and some of the amazing smart flying modes that they can perform. Then we will go to at least three sites which yield great aerial footage, before returning to base for a tutorial in the basics of using Adobe Photoshop for stills and/or Final Cut Pro for video, so you can edit your images or produce your own aerial video of the day, set to music.
If you are not bothered about the image/video editing we can just visit more sites and if you bring a high capacity memory stick and you can take your footage/images away to review at your leisure.
Because we cannot just take off from anywhere, a small amount of gentle walking will be involved at a some sites, but nothing too taxing. The experience can be extended over multiple days to visit more sites or spend more time learning about editing. We are totally flexible and have enough batteries to keep flying all day.