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Dropzone Images. CAA PfCO Drone Operator in Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Aerial Photos & Film
  • Inspections
  • CSCS card holders
  • DBS checked
  • DJI Inspire 2 / Phantom 4 Pro

CAA approved drone pilots  - PfCO

Drone Safe Register - Dragon's Den

We have been Drone Safe Register members from the moment we started trading providing drone hire services across the North East and are very excited to be part of the journey ahead.  If you haven't already seen the BBC's Dragon's Den episode, click below. to see the moment Peter Jones invested in DSR.

You can be assured when you book Newcastle's Dropzone Images you are booking a safe, legal and experienced drone pilot that is registered with the CAA to complete your inspections and projects.

About Us

Establsihed in 2017

As an experienced drone pilot, John Handley gained permission to operate commercially from the CAA in 2017 and Dropzone Images was launched in the North East of England.  Dropzone Images is a new, exciting and continuosly evolving supplier of aerial photography and film to a wide range of customers.  We are proud to be members of the Drone Safe Register (as featured on BBC’s Dragon’s Den)

A new vision

Your vision is what excites us.  The use of drone photography and video has opened up endless creative and cost effective opportunities and we can't wait to hear your ideas so that our drone operator can bring them to life in photographs of 20 megapixels or video in 4K resolution with the use of our DJI Inspire 2 or DJI Phantom 4 Pro.


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Our CAA PfCO issued to "John Handley trading as Dropzone Images"

Fully approved and insured by the CAA to carry out commercial operations (PfCO)   

Issue number:  5240 - including permission to carry out night operations.

You can verify our PfCO by downloading the latest list of approved drone operators by clicking on this link.  This link may also be used to verify that other suppliers hold a valid PfCO.

Our services

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Aerial Photography

Aerial photography in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East of England-  High quality drone photography forms a new aerial perspective.  Custom images for own personal projects, promotional brochures advertising caravan and camping sites, farms and farmland, golf courses, hotels, residential and commercial properties.  Capture amazing images of your special occasions and events eg weddings, product launch parties, sporting events, festivals and so much more. Drone Inspections in Newcastle upon Tyne. Drone Hire in Newcastle upon Tyne

Hire a Newcastle based pilot for your TV and Film project.  Our pilots use DJI technology with the DJI Inspire 2 and DJI phantom 4 Pro in our fleet.

We are members of the Drone Safe Register as seen on BBC's Dragons Den so you can be assured that you are hiring a qualified, insured, experienced and legal pilot.

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On Location Drone Filming

Cinematic aerial filming on location with video footage shot by professional drones in upto 4K resolution with stunning results for the TV and film industry.  We cover our local area across the North East of England including Northumberland, Cumbria, Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland and Tyneside, but can also travel throughout the UK or beyond if required.

Our aerial filming is very popular for showcasing residential and commercial property to make your listings stand out and promote the property within its surrounding area.

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Remote Drone Inspections

Safety made simple.  Hire our drone pilot / SUA (small unmanned aircraft) operator to inspect equipment and buildings at height quicker, safer and more cost efficiently than traditional methods.  This reduces the risks assosiated with working at height and promotes a safer workplace.


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Our Clients



Please take a few minutes to view our showreel to give you an idea some of footage that can be achieved.  Footage taken from various coastal locations and landmarks in the North East of England and Scotland

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As a member of the Drone Safe Register (as featured on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, you can be confident that you are hiring a professionally qualified drone pilot to obtain aerial images and stunning film footage to market your property in a truly unique way. 

Contact us to hire a pilot to market your business, commercial property, farm, land, residential property and so much more

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We would love to discuss how our drone operator can help to produce your individual projects. 

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Dropzone Images - North East, Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom

07725 104184

Available for hire in the following locations

Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, Ponteland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Washington, Sunderland, Durham, Teesside, Carlisle, Lake District, Cumbria, York, Darlington, Middlesbrough.  All others areas thoughout the UK and beyond