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Drone inspection Manchester

Global Drone Surveys Manchester

Commercial Drone Inspections Surveys and Mapping

Global Drone Surveys is the UK premier  drone surveying and inspection company. Our company offers its specialist services to clients in the city of Manchester and beyond, providing them with a cost-effective and time-saving solution for project management.


The benefits of using drones for surveys and inspections are numerous. For one, it eliminates the need for expensive scaffolding or Cherry Pickers, which can be a major cost saver. It also saves time, as surveys that would normally take days or weeks can be completed in a matter of hours. In addition, drones provide a safe way to conduct surveys and inspections, as they can be operated from the ground without putting workers at risk.


Global Drone Surveys is one of the few companies in the UK to hold a comprehensive ‘operational safety case ‘ which means that we are able to fly our drones with confidence in any environment, closer to uninvolved person and buildings the standard commercial UAV operators. All of our safety procedures are rigorously followed. This allows us to focus on providing our clients with an outstanding service.

If you're looking for someone to carry out drone UAV mapping in Manchester  then you've come to the right place. We have a wealth of experience and can provide survey grade maps and 3D models with roof reports as well as project management services.

There are many benefits to using drones for mapping purposes. They are able to cover large areas quickly and easily, providing accurate data that can be used to create detailed plans and models. This information can be used for a variety of purposes such as project planning, asset management, and even marketing.

We use the latest photogrammetry software to process the images captured by our drones, ensuring that you receive high-quality results that meet your specific needs. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and find out how we can help you achieve your goals.

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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 operation in Manchester  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 Manchester Airspace

Manchester, England’s second largest city, is a major commercial and industrial center. The metropolitan area extends into nine districts: Trafford to the southwest, Stockport to the southeast, Tameside to the east, Oldham and Rochdale to the northeast, Bury to the north, Bolton to the northwest, Manchester city center and Salford to the west. The estimated population of Manchester in 2022 was 2.9 million.

The skies over Manchester are some of the busiest in the United Kingdom. Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in the country and handles over 22 million passengers each year. The airspace around the airport is tightly controlled and monitored by Air Traffic Control. This control is necessary to ensure the safety of all aircraft in the area. The airspace around Manchester is also used by a number of other airports, including Liverpool, Leeds Bradford, and East Midlands.

We as the drone operator are responsible for obtaining all permissions to fly within any restricted airspace in Manchester 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.

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

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Our Drones are a great tool for roof inspections, commercial buildings, high rise, listed buildings, city centre. They offer a quick, safe and accurate way to inspect roofs and other structures without disturbing the occupants or the surrounding area.


High resolution images and video footage can be easily shared with your clients or colleagues, making drone roof inspections an easy and efficient way to survey buildings. In addition, drones can help to avoid potential health and safety risks associated with traditional methods of roof inspection.

Drone filming Manchester

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 elevation map Manchester

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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