Newcastle drone operator, Dropzone Images.  Newcastle and Northumberland based aerial media company.  We provide experienced drone operators specialising in photography services and video productions around the North East area and beyond.

With over 5 years drone operating experience, we are one of the leading Newcastle drone operators.  We work with many Production Companies, Broadcasters, Estate Agents,  Investors, Developers, Construction workers, Farmers, home owners and commercial businesses.  Affordable service no matter what your requirements to meet your Video, Photography, 360 virtual tours, Time-lapse, Inspection, Survey and Mapping needs.

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Safe, Legal, Insured and Trusted

CAA issued Operational Authorisation - Previously PfCO
A2 Certiicate of Competence - A2CofC
General Visual Line of sight certified - GVC
Public Liability Insurance £5 million
DBS checked
CSCS card holder for construction site working
Drone Safe Register Member - Gold certified lifetime member


Each month we will publish 5 images highlighting the work we have been doing and the locations that we have been filming and photographing in.  Keep checking in to see what we have been upto.  You can also follow us on our social media channels.

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Roof Inspection

Residential roof inspection
From £ 149
  • High quality aerial photographs detailing the whole area of the property roof
  • High quality images showing all gutters
  • Video footage covering the whole area of the property roof.

Drone Photography

Land / property drone images
From £ 175
  • Stunning images from the air to showcase properties from an alternative angle
  • Images delivered in Raw and Jpg formats
  • Images professionally edited in Lightroom and Photoshop

Aerial Filming

Half day hire
From £ 295
  • Ideal for TV, Film & commercials. Footage recorded upto 4K resolution H265 / H264
  • Inspire 2, Mavic 2 Pro, Phantom 4 Pro and Mini 2
  • Fast delivery of media, with optional editing service also available



drone video newcastle inspire 2

The awesome DJI Inspire 2 fitted with X5S camera.  Perfect drone for high speed action for film and TV.

This drone has interchangeable lenses which enables a huge range of flexibility with 4K upto 60fps and amazing still photographs.

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Ultra dependable DJI Phantom 4 Pro.  This drone is the industry workhorse.  Tried and trusted on many projects with great results. 

With its 1″ sensor it can produce outstanding images at 20mp and footage at 4K upto 60fps this reason we utilise this equipment for mapping missions, inspections and general aerial photography.  

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Ready to go…DJI Mavic 2 Pro.  Extremely portable, and quick to deploy.  This drone is perfect for getting in close for property inspections, or trekking to locations perfect to showcase beauty spots to tourism.  20mp still and 4K upto 30fps. 

 The Hasselblad camera delivers excellent images every time and for this reason as well as its portability, it is one of our preferred drones to fly.

DJI Mini 2

The baby.  Our latest addition to the fleet.  The DJI Mini 2 weighing only 249g, which means that it can be flown in the A1 sub category (can be flown over people, but not crowds).  

Therefore, we have more opportunities to get close in otherwise limited areas.  

This results in improved safety for inspection work or congested areas.



Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

Pre Site Assessment

At the early stages we will gather as much information as possible about the project, location, subjects and key dates and timings.  An initial assessment of the subject site will be conducted remotely so that an accurate quotation can be provided.  Any potential issues will be highlighted and suggestions discussed with our client.

Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

Flight Planning

Date and time will be agreed, and the planning process will begin.  A comprehensive risk assessment is produced and updated once our operator is on site. Consideration of the weather, terrain, airspace, proximity of building, people and vehicles is given and relevant control measures implemented before any flight takes place.

Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

Take Flight

All checks in place and the flight will commence. High quality images, mapping data and video footage will be recorded.  Live feed of the footage is available to enable our operator to be directed as required.

Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

Media Delivery

We take pride in our quick delivery service to ensure that urgent media can be worked on promptly.  Images and video footage will be edited as agreed with our clients and delivered digitally via our data transfer system.

Dropzone Images, your local drone operator company in Newcastle.  We provide drone services, photography, filming, inspections, mapping and surveys in Newcastle Upon Tyne and across the North East, Cumbria and Scottish Borders.

Whether its for a Golf Course in Northumberland, a hotel in Durham, construction site in Sunderland, a real estate property in Hexham or a special event requiring a drone operator in Newcastle, Dropzone Images can certainly provide the perfect solution for your aerial media needs.

View our aerial drone photography gallery to see some of our favourite locations across the North East coast and beyond.


Approved by the CAA to carry out commercial drone operations (PfCO). Qualified in 2017 and held standard Permission for Commercial Operations continuously since. The PfCO is now converted to the CAA Operational Authorisation, complying with the EASA regulations.


We are legally required to hold insurance to cover damage and losses. This includes Public Liability Insurance which covers for £5 million, therefore you can confident that you are all covered when you hire our drone pilots. Please be aware that operational drone operators must have insurance that complies with EU785/2004. Unfortunately there are operators that do not hold this, so please be careful when appointing your drone operator.

CAA PFCO 5240 (now Operational Authorisation)



Above everything else, safety is always our number one priority. The use of drones can remove or minimise the need to work from height leading to an overall safer environment and reduce accidents. Our operators are CSCS card holders.

legally compliant

You can rest assured that when you hire Dropzone Images that you are hiring a legally compliant operator. We are governed by the CAA and must comply with our CAA approved operations manual at all times.



What our customers say...

"I found John to be pleasant, prompt and highly competent. the short film he shot of our house and garden is just what we wanted. New clients will find themselves in safe hands"
"We were delighted with the drone footage shot at South Shields. Thank you very much and looking forward to working with you again in the future."
"Our engineer has analysed the mapping date that you have provided for the production of the Ultimate Golf game and it is great. thank you."


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