Snowfall over the Gilpin Valley
Beautiful images captured for ever
A folly in Williamson Park
Photography • Video Footage • Land Surveying • Search & Rescue • Fully Certified
South Lake District Professional Drone Services
Shepherd Aerial is a professional unmanned aerial systems (UAS) service, located in the heart of the South Lakes, between Kendal and Windermere.
Andrew Brown - our Chief Pilot - is passionate about the field of aerial photography and survey. Utilised by local companies and many individual clients for projects such as land mapping, promotional videos, roof surveys, weddings, and structural inspection, Shepherd Aerial for you.
Combining over 40 years of aviation experience, including twelve as a Royal Navy helicopter pilot, he has profound value for the natural world, and a refined eye for the right perspective. Shepherd Aerial brings all the benefits of a bird's-eye-view, with our unique, beautiful surroundings here in Cumbria, to bring you a first class service.
Legal certification and appropriate indemnity insurance are a required part of all professional unmanned aerial system operations. Before taking the services of any aerial operator make sure they are qualified, certified and insured specifically for the UAS operations you intend them to carry out and at the location you propose.
All our operations are i.a.w. the UK Civil Aviation Authority regulation. We have GVC certification and CAA Operational Authorisation (formally known as PfCO) UAS 13528 - We have £1m third party public liability commercial insurance for all our UAS operations
Aerial Services Available
Classic Aerial Photography
Classic aerial photographs and promotional videos for business, estate agencies as well as keepsakes of holidays and adventures can be given as gifts, immortalise wedding days, and preserve the memories of your Lake District adventures... the sky is the limit!
We are well equipped to deliver quality filming footage for commercial or promotional use, which can include editing and distribution. We can work closely with you to develop exactly what you need for your final delivery.
From agriculture solutions to GPS mapping broadband infrastructure, drone footage is a game changer when it comes to planning projects and can be applied to anything from re-wilding, to farming, to detailed mapping and route-planning.
If you are planning to undertake any building projects on your home or assess repairs or damage, it is often worthwhile to inspect the area before attempting work, and that's where we come in saving time and money as well as making the process a lot safer, reducing unnecessary risks.
Infrared imaging can determine surface heat variations. This technology has a number of applications, thermographic scans of roofs can often detect roof leaks for example. Obviously, there's a role for wildlife survey and search and rescue with this valuable capacity.
Search & Rescue
Our Lake District draws walkers from near and far, and in tandem with Mountain Rescue Teams, drones can use aerial scans to save time and energy in locating lost people, or their animal companions. A huge timesaver when trying to locate lost livestock too! Now with thermal tracking.
3D Model Mesh Mapping
Use of 3D model mapping is particularly used for accurate structural quantitative measurement, in relation to construction and architecture. By using precise measurements calculations for costings and planning can be far more realistic. The formats for these mesh models are compatible with architects' and engineering software.