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

With over 8 years drone operating experience, we are one of the leading Newcastle drone operators.  We have provided aerial photography services to 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 Aerial Video, Aerial Photography, 360 virtual tours, Time-lapse, Inspection, Survey and Mapping needs.  Drone Video Newcastle.  Drone North East.  Drone Northumberland.

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Drone videos that we produced recently for our clients in the North East, these are just a couple of examples of the drone services that we offer.  Drone footage is a great way to promote real estate, highlighting its location and how it connects with the surrounding infrastructure.  We also provide aerial footage of construction sites periodically.  These regular updates provide accurate progress information which can be shared with stakeholders and the local community.

Leading North East drone operators Dropzone Images.  Suppliers of high quality aerial photography in the North East.  Unmanned Aircraft flights across the North East region.  Free quote for your cinematic drone footage of Newcastle, Northumberland, Durham, Teesside and all over the UK.  Nationwide drone services.  Periodic site roof surveys by drone nationwide

Our many valued clients

We have so many fantastic clients.  Here are just some of our great clients that have hired our North East drone operators, Newcastle drone operators and Northumberland drone operators.  Thank you!

Drone filming and photography in our great North East

Drone photography Holy Island, Lindisfarne Castle straight down by drone operator. National Trust approved

Drone North East Castles & Historic Landmarks

The North East of England is an incredibly beautiful part of the world and what better way to showcase it than from the air.  Our region is full of history with many castles along our coastline. 

There are many National Trust and English Heritage sites through the North East region, including Lindisfarne Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Warkworth Castle, Hadrian’s Wall, Tynemouth Priory….the list goes on!

Additionally, Alnwick Castle which has been used in the filming of Harry Potter.  There are so many stunning locations in the North East to film by drone.  Drone Northumberland.

The North East and Northumberland coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world.  

No matter whether you’re south of the Tyne in Seaburn or South Shields.  Or north of the Tyne in Tynemouth, Whitley Bay or Blyth you have to admire the stunning beaches that the North East has to offer.  Drone footage of these North East beaches looks incredible an has featured in many TV episodes as well as music videos

A little further north in Northumberland, you have Amble, Beadnell, Seahouses and Bamburgh offering miles of unspoilt golden sands.  Drone Northumberland beaches.


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Newcastle city centre is the perfect location for drone photography and commercial drone filming.  Our experienced North East drone team have provided images and video content for many projects in the Newcastle region.

The iconic bridges over the river Tyne, the beautiful historic buildings throughout the city and the modern developments provide stunning opportunities to capture some fantastic images and drone video footage.

As a qualified and insured drone operator we can ensure that your images and Newcastle drone video content can be obtained safely and legally within city centre locations.

Great Newcastle City Centre locations

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CAA issued Operational Authorisation - Previously PfCO 5240
CAA Operational Authorisation 5240
A2CofC - Certificate of Competence
GVC - General Visual Line of Sight
Public Liability Insurance £5 million
DBS checked
CSCS card holder for construction site working
CSCS Construction site card holder
Drone Safe Register Member - Gold certified lifetime member
Drone Safe Register Gold Member

Drone photography from Northumberland and around the North East

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 aerial photography we have been up to.  You can also follow us on our social media channels.  Professional Drone Services North East, Commercial Drone Northumberland, Drone Newcastle, Drone Operators Nationwide.

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Drone Roof Inspection

Residential roof inspection
From £ 145
  • High quality aerial photographs detailing the whole area of the property roof
  • High quality images showing all tiles, gutters, ridges, chimney stacks
  • Video footage covering the whole area of the property roof.

Drone Photography Services

Land / property drone images
From £ 185
  • 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 / Videography

Half day hire
From £ 350
  • Ideal for TV, Film & commercials. Footage recorded up to 4K resolution H265 / H264
  • Inspire 2, Mavic 3 CINE, Mavic 2 Pro, Phantom 4 Pro and Mini 2
  • Fast delivery of media, with optional editing service also available

Drone filming and aerial photography services.  We have provided drone filming and aerial photography in Newcastle and the North East for some great clients such as ITN, Sky News, BT Sports,, BBC, and Channel 5.  

Drones are a great way of showcasing our great cities, towns and coastline in the Great North East.  For more info on our drone filming and aerial photography services click below…

Traditional filming and photography services.  We also offer traditional filming and photography in Newcastle and the North East with our full frame Sony A7iii.  

We have completed some stunning work for Astley Signs, Briggs Marine, English Heritage and many more great clients.  Click the button below for more info on our filming and photography services.

Drone roof inspections in Newcastle and the North East have been requested at record numbers recently.  

Due to more frequent UK storms and the adoption of the use of drones to identify storm damage we have carried out more inspections than ever before for insurance companies, property managers and home owners.  Click below for more information on our drone roof inspection services.

Drone Mapping Newcastle, Northumberland, North East and nationally.  The uses of drones extends into mapping and photogrammetry to provide many solutions.

Orthomosaic images, 3D model, digital surface models, digital elevation model and so much more can all be created by processing many images obtained by the drone.  For further information on our drone mapping services, click the button below..


DJI Mavic 3 CINE
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The incredible DJI Mavic 3 Cine.  Highest quality meets portability so that we can achieve incredible 5.1K Prores footage up to 60fps straight to the inbuilt 1TB SSD drive.

The additional telephoto camera delivers an incredible x7 optical zoom so that we can get the shot at an even safer distance.  This drone is the perfect all rounder with the added zoom bonus for drone roof inspections.

The DJI Mavic 3 Pro is a premium drone designed for capturing professional quality aerial footage.  Featuring a cutting edge 3 camera system with a 4/3 CMOS sensor, telephoto lens offering 3x and 7x optical zoom, it delivers stunning 5.1K video and exceptional image clarity.

Ideal for cinematic shots, real estate marketing, event coverage, and nature documentaries, the Mavic 3 Pro offers top-tier image quality and versatility.

The DJI Avata 2 is an advanced FPV drone designed for capturing professional-grade aerial footage. With its compact, durable design and enhanced stabilization, the Avata 2 ensures smooth, safe flights. It delivers stunning 4K video with impressive clarity and vibrant colors, ideal for cinematic shots, real estate promotions, event coverage, and action scenes.  

The DJI Avata 2 delivers breathtaking aerial footage for any client.

The baby.  Our latest addition to the fleet.  The DJI Mini 3 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 without compromising quality.

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

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 up to 60fps this reason we utilise this equipment for mapping missions, inspections and general aerial photography.  


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Pre Site Assessment

At the early stages we will gather as much information as possible about the drone photography 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 such as airport flight restriction zones (FRZ) will be highlighted and suggestions discussed with our client.

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

Flight Planning

Dates and times 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.  All of our flights are planned using Dronedesk’s risk management software.

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

Take Flight

All checks are now in place and the flight will commence. Our drone remote pilot with capture high quality images, mapping data and video footage whilst continuously monitoring the skies to ensure safety.  A live feed of the footage is available to view by our clients, this giving the opportunity for our client to direct the remote pilot to capture the footage exactly as it is required.  During flight we also have the capability to transmit direct through HDMI  from the controller to provide live streaming solutions such as LiveU.

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.  We can use Dropbox, WeTransfer or our own dedicated transfer system to transfer your files.  We also hold backup copies of all data to give customer peace of mind.



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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)

A2 CofC and GVC qualified,

Operational Authorisation issued by the CAA. We also hold European permissions to allow commercial drone flights throughout the European Union


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 data that you have provided for the production of the Ultimate Golf game and it is great. thank you."


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