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Drone Hire for Film, TV,
Commercials and Corporate

Drone Filming Team since 2013


Founded by BAFTA-winning drone pilot and camera operator Chris Bates in 2013
Skyhook has been in the drone filming game for over ten years, making us one of the original operators in the UK drone industry.

We invest in the best kit: heavy-lift drones for cinema use, broadcast standard cameras, small and agile racing drones for FPV filming
Our experience and range of equipment means that here you can find the right drone filming team for your needs at the budget you’re working to.

We thrive on challenging locations, technical flying and slick camerawork
We have accumulated years of experience shooting in remote and populated parts of the world.

Our work has taken us all over the UK and overseas
From the jungles of Panama to the frozen lakes of Lapland, the mountains of Switzerland and the volcanoes of Lanzarote.

You’ve come to the right place
Whether you’re a TV producer, branding agency or a business looking to promote, click on our showreel below to see the value we can bring to your production!

Check out our latest showreel for a taste of what Skyhook can do for you

Skyhook has exceptional drone kit suitable for every budget

We use top-of-the-range drones, cameras and lenses to ensure we capture the images you require while matching the specific codecs and outputs of your other cameras.

Our kit includes the new DJI Inspire 3 drone with its 8K sensor and incredible low light performance, the revered Inspire 2 with X7 and X5S cameras, FPV (first person view) racing drones for those ‘impossible shots’, the portable and broadcast-ready Mavic 3 Pro Cine, heavy-lift ALTA drones with the capability to lift 360º cameras or large DSLRs with cine lenses, and the tiny Mini 3 Pro for its ability to be flown freely in congested areas without the paperwork that any of its bigger cousins would require.

Take a look at our kit to find out more.

Planning and compliance for safe, legal drone flights

Skyhook manage all the legal and regulatory aspects of flying a drone at each location to ensure the shoot happens safely and in compliance with the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

Our projects take us across the UK and abroad—from remote Scottish islands to the restricted airspace of central London—and we have procedures to operate safely in congested areas.

Our Approved Supplier status with 1st Option Safety Group is a testament to our safety record. Read more here.

You can trust Skyhook to support your vision or self-direct a shoot

For many of our jobs, we enable the director’s vision to come to life. Our favourite moments are when the director is watching our monitor, exploding with delight at the drone shot which is developing on screen.

We can also work as a small crew and self-direct to a client’s brief.

For certain promotional projects, we can offer an end-to-end production service by shooting, editing and delivering the final piece, all in-house.

For more information about who we are and what we do, please take a look at our showreels and portfolio pages.

To discuss how Skyhook can help with your next project, please get in touch
Robin Goodlet
Eco World London Development Company Ltd
Managing Director
Skyhook impressed with their thorough approach to the challenges of UAV flights at our Battersea site. They made me aware of the requirements for clearance in restricted airspace, and passed me copies of all their permission documents.
Whilst on site they operated in a safe and responsible manner, managing risk by ensuring that crane operators and other traffic were aware of their movements.
The end product was of high quality, and our management team in Kuala Lumpur received the files before the end of the day.
Ian Molyneux
RoundHouse Pictures

Outstanding service from initial contact through to the final shot and delivery. They raised the level of production far past our expectations. Very experienced in what they do, adaptable to what the day threw at us and delivered some fantastic work. Will work with them in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to take their production to the next level. Skyhook are the real deal.

Duncan Shears
Tech TV
Senior Producer

Skyhook helped us out on a logistically challenging shoot with utter professionalism and got us a fantastic final product. Highly recommended!

Chris MacDonald
Roberts Limbrick Architects
Graphics & Visualisation Specialist

Fantastic expertise and very knowledgeable. We have had several drone shoots so far which have been quite challenging (filming for CGI/camera tracking) and Skyhook has delivered each time.

Mia Xerri
Be The Fox

A brilliant team, who provided some excellent shots for our branded content series. We were so happy to work with them and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone else.

James Nee
Working Word PR
Head of Creative

Fantastic eye for the perfect aerial shot, very professional, and easy to work with. Initially commissioned to create content for a Welsh Water online promo, Skyhook’s footage was subsequently used on BBC News (broadcast and online), which was a testament to their good work.

Pete Fergusson
Nemorin Creative Film & Video

Chris and the team at Skyhook are second to none within the aerial filming industry. They take safety and the strict regulations seriously while at the same time capturing stunning images. Use these guys, they’re good.

Claire Jackson
North One TV
Production Manager

Skyhook proved to be a great asset to this programme. They were ready to go and in position when required. A lot of their material made it into the final edit which we already had a number of cameras covering, so this is a testament to their work. Very easy to work with and with a number of drones to choose from.

Tristan Chytroschek
A&O Filmproduktion GmbH
Producer & Director

Working with Skyhook was great. They are friendly, efficient and very professional. The preparation and permit application went smoothly. The shoot day went like clockwork and we got all the shots we needed – and more. The footage looks great. Highly recommended!

Andrew Swann
Gingersnap Media

Skyhook were great to use on our recent promotional film for Southern Water. Some stories can only be told from the air, and the footage shot for this really brought a huge sense of scale and impressiveness to the final film. Skyhook were receptive to my needs, efficient and a valuable asset to any production.

Joseph Morris
Pace Media

Great results and an absolute joy to work with — highly recommended.

Little Dot Studios

Chris and his team were very professional and hard-working, providing us with excellent footage and generally being a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with them again in the future.

Amber Millington
Agile Films
Head of Music

Skyhook really impresses with impeccable safety and professionalism. The versatility that they can offer with this unique way of shooting is freeing and inspiring. Not only do they offer a brilliant service but the way in which they do so is why we would use Skyhook again and again. They are incredibly easy to get on with and combined with a creative flair that will allow you to get the most out of this state of the art technology.

Blink Films

Hugely helpful and accommodating in our request to film a drone shoot in the centre of London. From the start, they realistically set our expectations as to what was possible but also worked really hard to make the shoot happen in difficult circumstances. The whole Skyhook team were great and we were really pleased with the results — dynamic and unique footage for the documentary.

Gianni Diliberto
Photographer and Film Maker

It was great working with the Skyhook team. They were very informative about the procedures of drone filming and accommodating while we organised locations and dates. They took direction very well and were a genuine pleasure to work with. We managed to film some dynamic beautiful footage which added an incredible perspective to the video.

James Dawson
Little Gem TV
Documentary Director

Chris got some amazing shots for us of Stansted Airport for our BBC series. Lots of bureaucratic hoops to jump through but he did it all brilliantly. He’s well organised, focused, highly professional and really knows what he’s doing. Highly recommended!