CAA approved drone pilot providing drone photography and drone video based in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire

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CAA approved drone pilot based in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire. Certified drone pilot services Drone photography Wiltshire and Drone photography Oxfordshire.

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The Nitty Gritty

Industry standards

If you are searching around for a drone pilot, it is important that you hire on that is certified by a National Qualified Entity (NQE) and have a current 'Permissions for Commercial Operations' (PfCO) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and are insured. This information must be embedded within the Operating Manual, which must be made available to you.

Safe and Legal Flying

We operate under the strict regulations laid out by the Civil Aviation Authority and the Air Navigation Order. The bottom line is that we cannot fly everywhere and therefore we will make a detailed study into whether your task can be carried out legally and safely.

The great British weather also plays a factor. We always have an eye on the weather forecast to determine when the best flying and photography conditions will be. Please note that your drone task may have to be delayed due to the prevailing weather conditions.

Read more about our flight planning process.

The drone pilot will always have the final say on whether it is safe to fly.

Drone tasking

We require from you the following information:

  • The purpose of the task.
  • The exact location(s) and description of the point(s) of interest that you would like us to image.
  • The preferred date or timeframe in which you would like the task completed.
  • Your requirements in terms of images: stills, video or both.

How much will it cost?

All tasks will differ in size and complexity, therefore please do get in touch for a quote.


All images will remain copyright of

All images and video on the website remain the copyright of Explorata.

Unless otherwise stated the music embedded within our videos is subject to Paragraph 2C here.

In compliance to the CAA copyright regulations for use of the CAA logo the detail of their permissions is as such: is permitted to conduct standard commercial operations with small unmanned aircraft / small unmanned surveillance aircraft, subject to the conditions laid down in reference code UAV3259.

Stunning images

A range of formats

Video available in 4K

See our gallery

Meticulous flight planning

Safe and legal

Advice on the possible

Planning your task

Weather is a factor

Precipitation = postpone

Strong wind = postpone

Understanding weather


CAA approved drone pilot providing drone aerial photography and drone aerial video based in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire

CAA approved PfCO drone pilot based in Oxfordshire. Certified drone pilot for the emergency services, working at height, agriculture, farming, media, marketing, building industry, conservation, archaeology and estate agents. Drone pilot.