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 Global Drone Surveys Birmingham 

Commercial Drone Inspections Surveys and Mapping

We have carried out a number of critical infrastructure ,building, roof inspections as well as drone surveys in the Birmingham area.


We are the leading UK C.A.A licensed and ISO 9001, aerial filming & photography specialists, using remote-controlled, multi-rotor UAVs (drones). 

Our pilots have amassed hundreds of hours of safe commercial drone operations in and around Birmingham's complex air space. We have the experience and knowledge to ensure all relevant permissions and notifications are in place before we work for you.


Our state of the art drones can offer close visual drone inspections drone surveys and critical asset inspections to areas often deemed difficult to access or time-consuming to survey via the traditional routes of rope-access or erection of working structures such as scaffolding. 


Whether it’s a close visual inspection of a roof, flare tip, live transmission tower or a topographic land or building survey from the air. Global Drone Surveys will supply you with all the detailed imagery, aerial photography and aerial drone mapping you require in a fraction of the time (and often, cost!) of the existing methods.

Operational Safety Case for UAV Flights  

Global Drone surveys Birmingham is one of only a few companies that hold an OSC in the UK.

An operational safety case (OSC) is a set of processes and procedures that ensure the safe operation of a drone. It covers all aspects of drone operation, from pre-flight checks to post-flight debriefs.


An OSC is developed by the drone operator and approved by CAA. It is a live document that is constantly updated as new information arises.

The OSC allows Global Drone Surveys to fly with reduced distances and separations which is critical to carrying out save and legal flights in the City of Birmingham . If you would like more information this speak to us today.

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We can FLY where others can not 

We are qualified to work in high risk industrial environments capturing the footage or images you require in a fast, efficient and safe manner.


Global Drone Surveys has worked on a number of large national infrastructure projects providing precise high end imagery and data for our clients. As well as the use of UAVs we also supply remote Time Lapse solutions your sites.


Not restricted to Industrial Survey work, Global Drone Survey’s diverse skills and experience make us a fantastic choice to work with TV, Film, Corporate and Commercial production companies. We have wide ranging experience working across multiple platforms and genres spanning digital, live event, broadcast and independent productions and a proven track record of capturing high quality deliverables and content on deadline and to brief. 


Not limited to simple flyovers, our creative director is a BBC trained cameraman with a huge amount of experience and long list of credits on multiple networks, and can apply his creative eye and understanding of complex production requirements  to any situation whether operating as part of a 2 man team under your producers direction, or independently directing aerial footage subject to your brief. 


This experience also uniquely positions us to offer full service production coverage, providing and managing multiple crews of ground and aerial camera coverage along with location sound recording, and where required, post production capability. 

both public and private throughout the UK. 


If would like to know more about our Drone Survey and Aerial filming technology in Birmingham please use the Booking Form

Working with Drones in Birmingham

Birmingham is a city located in the West Midlands of England. The city has a population of approximately 1,084,900 as of 2018. Birmingham is the second-largest city in the United Kingdom after London. The city is also the largest and most populous city in the West Midlands region. Birmingham is one of the United Kingdom's leading business and financial centres and is home to numerous national and international companies.

Birmingham Airport is an international airport serving the city of Birmingham, England. The airport is located 8.5 miles (13.7 km) east-southeast of Birmingham city centre, in the borough of Solihull. It is the 7th busiest airport in the UK and handles over 13 million passengers per year. The airport has two main terminals, Terminal 1 and 2, as well as a cargo terminal and a private jet terminal.

We as the drone operator are responsible for obtaining all permissions to fly within any restricted airspace in Birmingham. Restricted areas are marked on aviation charts.

Flight within these areas is restricted for all types of aircraft, whether manned or unmanned. To obtain permission the drone operator must apply for Enhanced Non-Standard Flight clearance via the NATS website or local ATC. 

We take care of all of this to ensure our operations are safe and legal as well as advising you of lead-in times as we complete the process.

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For further details on our wide range on applications please click on services

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A new era of high resolution 4k surveys and inspections are being conducted by Global Drone Surveys in Birmingham. This is reducing the risk for employees and saving time. The use of drones are providing safe and accurate surveys of buildings, land, and infrastructure.


Whether you’re a TV production looking for a professional, adaptive and fully kitted out drone crew, you simply want to consult on what an unmanned aerial vehicle could add to your production, or you’d like to discuss a full production corporate package for your event, company or brand, give us a call and we’d love to chat! 

Drone mapping Birmingham

Online satellite imagery can be out-dated by up to 6 years and can be unreliable in planning and analysis needs. Drone survey imagery is typically 20 times the resolution of Google Earth, allowing for greater planning detail and when augmented by our 3D mapping capability, provides ground representation to the smallest detail

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