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Why Choose Skyward?

Bordering the beautiful landscapes of Weardale, Skyward Aerial are a County Durham Drone Operator. Because I'm based in the market town of Crook, I can easily cover the whole of North East England. Hire me for professional drone based aerial video and photography for a variety of events and occasions.

CAA Approved

I hold full PFCO approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Fully Insured

I am fully insured including appropriate Public Liability cover.


I have been flying a variety of Drones since 2014


I offer Inspections, both aerial and ground based video, photography and post production.

My Footage

Broadcast Quality - Ultra HD 4K Video - Up to 60 frames per second

Tomorrow is our reward for working safely today.

Because Skyward shoulder the burden of planning for your project, I therefor ensure safety is forefront of the operation.

Pre-Arrival & On-Site Surveys

First of all, a detailed Operational Planning and Assessment Form is completed for every Job I do. Because every job is unique, this therefor determines both the feasibility and safety of the Operation.

Risk Assessments

Most importantly, throughout all aspects of Skyward Aerial operations, risks must be identified and assessed. As a result, operations can only commence if the risk is as low as reasonably possible.

Airspace Analysis

Because Air Safety is paramount, Airspace charts, NOTAM's (aviation warnings / notifications), satelite imagery and maps are all consulted prior to any job. This subsequently ensures hazards are identified well in advance of an operation.

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Drone Safe Register - Verified Member
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From Dusk til Dawn

Outdoors or In …

Night Operations

Some commercial drone operators are grounded half an hour before Sunset and consequently cant get in the air until 30 minutes after Sunrise. Because I hold permissions for flights any time, I can therefor conduct operations at anytime, day or night.

Indoor Operations

Maybe you're thinking of some cinematic shots inside your factory? Because I utilise the latest in compact 4k capable drone technology, Skyward can certainly accommodate.

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Utilising the H520 Multi-Rotor from Yuneec has some distinct advantages when it comes to Industrial Inspection work.

Reliability, Precision & Safety

Primarily, thanks to its size and distinctive orange colouring, the H520 from Yuneec is a very visible aircraft. Secondly, because the Drone also features redundancy, the H520 remains fully controllable should it loose a rotor or engine in flight. Supporting multiple camera’s, including a long focal length, 4K @ 30fps inspection camera, detail can be captured at a greater distance. In summary, the H520 is a safe and robust choice for Wind Turbine Inspection, Roof Inspections, mapping and more.

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A Photo Finish

Available as either a stand alone service or in conjunction with your Project, I offer a variety of post production services, as follows:

Video Editing

Utilising the latest in industry standard video editing software, I have the experience and know how to edit your finished project to completion.

Image Editing

I consider myself an expert in Photoshop having used the software for over 15 years and am able to enhance and edit your images for a perfect result.

Colour Grading

Shooting in RAW gives me the flexibility to add that finished touch to your imagery in post, giving a more cinematic feel and polish.

Wide Format Printing

Printing up to 1000mm width I can offer stunning high quality prints of virtually any size on a wide range of materials.

I'm as proud of your job as I hope you are.

I like to think of myself as an artist and I take great pride in my work. Here's a small selection of some of my photographs, all available as prints.

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01388 766501

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provided a reliable service which matched our high safety standards

Richard ClementDeputy General Manager, Komatsu UK

Andy from Skyward Aerial created the most wonderful video of Unthank Park showground. He was easy to deal with and very knowledgeable about his subject area.

Lisa JohnstoneGeneral Secretary, Stanhope Agricultural Society Show

Andy is extremely professional but also easy to work with, a great experience and a very useful result!

Tobias HeintzMD Managing Director, Pinnacle RE-Tec Ltd

the service is professional, impeccable and more than what we expect. Recommend him highly.

Stephen DaviesGeneral Manager, Crook Leisure Centre
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Andy Ditchfield T/A Skyward Aerial
Coppice Mount, Crook, County Durham DL15 9NY – UK

Tel: 01388 766501

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