Call us on +44 (0)1595 747047

Commercial Drone Services based in Shetland

About Shetland Flyer Aerial Media

With over 40 years experience in remote piloted aircraft systems, Shetland Flyer Aerial Media provide a range of professional mapping, imaging and media services. We have an Operational Authorisation from the UK Civil Aviation Authority to conduct commercial unmanned aircraft operations day and night in the Specific Category. Our highly experienced pilots and camera operators are professional filmmakers, photographers and surveyors who hold internationally recognised remote piloted aircraft systems certifications and GVC for Specific Category operatons, and A2 CofC for operations in the Open Category. Established in 2015, we are the longest running and most experienced commercial UA operators in Shetland.

Our advanced aircraft systems have been chosen to provide exceptional safety, reliability and flexibility, and carry high performance cameras and sensors to ensure the highest quality imagery. We offer a range of media and data acquisition services including photography and videography; advanced mapping and survey; RGB and high resolution radiometric thermal inpections; interactive 360° VR panoramas; live broadcast, plus an extensive in-house post production suite on high powered dedicated workstations. All production data is stored on our own internal redundant storage networks ensuring your digital assets are safe and secure.

Unlike most other UA operators we have reserve unmanned aircraft and systems to ensure continuity during critical missions and shoots. This means there's no down-time for the client should one of our aircraft become unservicable.

Read about our past, current and future projects on our news page.


We offer a range of services using our professional video and still cameras and advanced Unmanned Aerial Systems designed for safe and efficient operation. From high quality video and photography projects - including 360° panoramas and VR tours - to advanced mapping and 3D terrain modelling, inspections and surveys using RTK systems, we create smart and cost effective solutions tailored to meet your specific requirements. We can also provide thermal inspections using our FLIR Lepton and 640/30Hz Tau 2 Pro radiometric sensors. Not limited to just aerial media capture, we offer terrestrial and marine photography and video using high-end cameras and hardware. Coupled with professional in-house post production services we can offer you a complete package for all your media projects.

Please contact us or call 01595 747047 for pricing of our services and we'll send you our current rate card and service brochures. We offer competitive day and part day rates for all our operations, from single operator to full UAS crew with pilot, camera operator, observer and safety marshals.

Image Gallery

A selection of images from recent projects

Our Clients

Just some of our satisfied clients we've worked with

Client Testemonials

"All the footage has downloaded OK, fantastic footage, many, many thanks. Will use you again and recommend you also.

Impressed by your GH5 camera, we did have one in our arsenal but I didn’t get to use it before it went as a trade in for other kit… I should have!"

Mark Jeffs
Senior Producer
Russian Hour TV (UK)

"We recently asked Rory and his team to carry out an aerial survey and photogrammetry of our launch site in Unst. The process was carried out quickly and efficiently, and Rory was flexible to our requirements. The reports and files were delivered quickly and to an extremely high standard. We would have no hesitation in recommending Shetland Flyer."

Scott Hammond
Chief Operating Officer
Shetland Space Centre

"We really appreciate that you have kept the costs so reasonable for this job. You can rest assured that we will be in touch again for any future work that comes up. You always do such a great job interpreting our brief and the quality of filming is excellent.

Thanks again for all your help with this."

Melanie Henderson
Cruise & Marketing Manager
Lerwick Port Authority


Memberships and Approvals

Arpas-UK Logo

Member of ARPAS-UK

The UK organisation for professional UAS operators

UK Civil Aviation Authority CAA


Authorised by the UK Civil Aviation Authority for Specific Category operations

ISO9001:2015 Quality Management


Certified Quality Management to ISO9001:2015 standard

Guild of Television Camera Professionals

Member of GTC

The Guild of Television Camera Professionals

Constructionline Gold

Constructionline Gold

Constructionline Gold verified member

Acclaim SSIP accredited

Acclaim SSIP

Acclaim SSIP accredited

Contact Us

Ready to find out more? Contact us to discuss your project requirements and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. We offer a range of pricing options including day and part-day rates, and generous discounts for new and existing customers. We'll be happy to send you an information pack that includes our rate card and service brochures.

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