Global Drone Surveys Cardiff
Drone Surveys and Inspections
We are a Cardiff South Wales-based 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 Cardiff 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.
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 geo-referenced imagery and data for our clients. This fully edited imagery is a fantastic briefing tool and visual update for stakeholders as well as project media releases.
We can fly where others can’t
Operational Safety Case
An Operational Safety Case (OSC) requires a faultless safety record and experience in complex flight operations. Global Drone Surveys has worked diligently to ensure that our clients can benefit with improved safety and confidence.
Our operational safety case for drone UAV operations in Cardiff is unrivalled and sets the standard for safe drone operation. We are only one of a few companies that has this enhanced safety case issued by the Civil Aviation Authority .
We can operate closer to uninvolved persons and structures which is essential when carrying out safe flights in congested areas.
With our comprehensive understanding of the UK’s airspace, we are able to provide our clients with the most up-to-date information to ensure we provide safe and compliant fights.
Airspace is constantly changing, and new rules and air navigation orders are constantly updating .
Our team of expert pilots will carry out a comprehensive airspace analysis will take all of this into account and identify any potential hazards.
Once the risks have been identified, steps can be taken to mitigate them to ensure a safe flight
Working with Drones in Cardiff Airspace
Cardiff City is the capital of Wales and its largest city. The eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom, it is Wales' chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural institutions and Welsh media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. At the 2011 census, the unitary authority area population was 346,100, and the wider urban area 479,000. Cardiff is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales.
Cardiff airport is an international airport located in the city of Cardiff, Wales. The airport is located just over 6 miles from the city centre and has excellent transport links to the rest of Wales and England. It is the busiest airport in Wales.
We as the drone operator are responsible for obtaining all permissions to fly within any restricted airspace in Cardiff and its surrounding areas. Restricted airspace is 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.
DRONE FILMING AERIAL FILMING CARDIFF
Whether you’re a TV production looking for a professional, adaptive and fully kitted out drone crew based in Cardiff, 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 AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY
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.