Rockliffe Media Drone Services

TV & Video Production - Fly-Thru Videos - Aerial Progress Reports - Architectural Photography - Property Inspections - Marketing Material

We are a leading provider of drone services in Bristol and across the South West and relish the challenge of any job, whether providing drone filming for a TV commercial, a documentary or capturing a series of aerial photographs for a local property consultant.

While we are regularly involved with
drone filming for larger projects, we are equally at home providing a service for those on smaller budgets.

With extensive experience flying drones for more than six years, we are uniquely placed to accept most jobs, regardless of size.

We have worked hard at building a well deserved reputation for value and quality work and are more than familiar working within budgets and tight schedules.


Our Equipment:
We fly with the
Inspire 2 with the X5s camera, which is one of the finest quadcopters on the market; aimed specifically at professional drone operators. The quality of images and 21mp stills that is produced by the Inspire 2 is nothing short of exceptional. The system is capable of recording 4k H264 and 5.2K video in Cinema DNG and ProRes.

The range of camera options, improved flight time, new motors and added redundancy make this one of the most versatile aerial platforms for
drone operators available today.

Our fees:
Our rates are flexible and will vary depending upon the complexity of a project, so please call to discuss your requirements, we are extremely competitive! Prices include all relevent pre-planning work that is required by the CAA. We also carry full public liability insurance.

Howard is available, depending on the type of job, at a reduced rate as a single
drone operator. For projects requiring a drone pilot and separate camera operator, we always fly with the Inspire 2. This flexibility allows you to decide which platform to fly with according to your budget
and technical requirements. If you have any questions, we can of course offer advice on the most suitable aircraft for your needs.

All projects include:
  • 1 man or 2 man crew operations: Pilot/Cameraman & Flight Observer or Pilot & Separate Camera Operator.
  • Inspire 2 X5s with 4K MFT camera & Zuiko lenses
  • Backup equipment and 2nd aircraft carried on all projects
  • Fully Insured operations up to £1,000,000 (£5,000,000 optional)
  • Fully certified with RPQ-s qualification and CAA Operational Authorisation (Previously PfCO)

​​​​​​​Please note:- All UK drone pilots undertaking commercial work must have CAA permission. If you are at all unsure, ask the drone operator for their CAA PfCO (Permissions for Commercial Operation) as any approved drone pilot should be happy to do so. If they are not CAA approved, then they will be flying illegally.​​​​​​​

Howard Rockliffe

Pilot & cinematographer, RPQ-s qualified / CAA approved / PfCO
Howard is an experienced TV cameraman and commercial photographer who has worked for some of the biggest broadcasters in the business; including BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel. His career also includes working for many years as a commercial photographer. Projects have taken him to many places across the globe including North America, the Netherlands, Africa and the Far East.

Since 2014 Howard has flown various types of drones including the Inspire 2 X5s and S1000 heavy lift octocopter. He has accrued more than 140 hours airtime, is a fully qualified drone pilot, holds the recognised RPQ-s qualification and is commercially licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority. Full public liability insurance is carried on all jobs.

David Hart

Pilot & cinematographer, BNUC qualified / CAA approved / PfCO
David's career spans more than 25 years as a TV cameraman, filming a vast array of programmes for
the BBC and he has a wealth of knowledge in post production.

David often teams up with Howard when there is a requirement for dual flying. The pair have recently completed gathering all the TV publicity material for EDF at the Hinkley Point C site in Somerset.

Having a two man drone operation brings with it a new set of disciplines, which in turn provides clients with an excellent opportunity to capture material not always possible with a single operator.

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