Skyhook has been in the unmanned aerial cinematography game since 2012, making us one of the original operators in the UK drone business.
Our crew come from both the film industry and the R/C aircraft worlds. We thrive on the challenges of working in difficult locations that require technical flying and slick camerawork. Our work has taken us to all corners of the UK, and from the jungles of Panama to the frozen lakes of Lapland, the mountains of Switzerland and volcanoes of Lanzarote.
We can work on large productions just as well as self-direct in a small crew, and our team have worked together for long enough to achieve a true symbiosis while in flight.
The professional market has been overrun with have-a-go operators, delivering a substandard product and compromising safety by cutting corners.
In contrast, our experience and professional approach will will ensure that your project can be planned safely, and delivered within the law. Our Approved Supplier status with 1st Option Safety Group is testament to our safety record.
Our work speaks for itself, and there is unquestionable value to being ready to deliver when the Director says ‘drone up’.
CAA Permission & Safety
Our safety record and ongoing relationship with the CAA and airspace authorities means that we can steer you through the often complicated process of signing off an aerial job, making it safe, legal and accountable.
There can be a lot to organise in the planning stage, but we’ve worked with high-profile clients in some of the most challenging and congested environments out there, so you can rest assured that if it’s possible, we can make it happen.
See our CAA ‘Permission for Commercial Operations’ (PfCO) document on this page, which is the official document declaring a UAV operator’s legitimacy to perform commercial work. This includes a permission for night time operations, which is not given as standard. Please be aware that any other UAV operator who does not have a valid PfCO is flying illegally, and will not be insured.
If you’d like to download our PfCO for closer reference, please click the link below.
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.
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!
Skyhook helped us out on a logistically challenging shoot with utter professionalism and got us a fantastic final product. Highly reccomended!
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 have delivered each time.
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.
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 testament to their good work.
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.
Skyhook proved to be a great asset on 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.
Skyhook really impress 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 which will allow you to get the most out of this state of the art technology.
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!
Great results and an absolute joy to work with – highly recommended
Chris & his team were very professional & 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.
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.
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.
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.