The New Frontier

In Commercial Aviation

Unmanned Aviation is the new frontier in commercial aviation offering enormous opportunities for new and innovative solutions to old challenges.
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SERVICE, SAFETY AND STANDARDS WITHOUT EQUAL

Higher Plane’s heritage has been built on 30 years experience in commercial aviation, therefore when we were given the opportunity to create a commercial aviation standard operation for the unmanned aviation industry we enthusiastically accepted the challenge. Unmanned aviation is an often-demanding environment with unique problems requiring innovative solutions.

The environments between airline and unmanned aviation operations are quite different, but both create significant challenges and both are worthy of a first class solution; where unmanned aircraft are operated to the same high standards to that of a modern commercial manned aircraft; where the highest standards of customer service are achieved, whilst risk is minimised, and safety is maximised. Crew training of the highest quality ensures these goals are achieved.

UAV / Drone Specialists

Our pilots are highly trained and qualified to fly in both GPS and manual modes of drone flight. They are also trained to be able to fly safely by day or night.

Experience

30 years experience of managing, flying and operating manned aircraft in commercial aviation mixed with our drone experience.

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Training & Certification

Trained by industry leaders, Flyby Technology to the highest GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certified) standard. CAA 'Operational Authorisation' (formerly PFCO) UAS 13398. DroneSafe Register 'Gold Certified' Operator.

Best Platform

Part of our risk assessment and mitigation process is to always utilise the best platform for the task. Most tasks can be completed safely, efficiently and cost effectively utilising the more cost effective drone platforms.

Where increased capability is required or additional safety measures need to be taken then alternative platforms can be utilised to provide increased performance, capability or safety margin. Larger platforms have the advantage of being able to utilise different camera systems including higher definition photography, video, and thermal imaging for specialist applications such as building and agricultural surveys; and 6 rotor aircraft can offer increased safety margins due to their ability to remain safely airborne after a motor failure (for flying in heavily congested, confined, or densely populated areas)

Three Words

PROFESSIONAL

QUALIFIED

EXPERIENCED

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CUTTING EDGE DRONE SERVICES

CLOSE AERIAL INSPECTIONS

What’s the safest way of inspecting at height? Avoid it entirely by using our aerial inspection drone services.

CONSTRUCTION & INSPECTIONS

How do you measure construction progress accurately? Use our specialist drones for inch-perfect, repeat fly-bys over the construction area, capturing site progress from the air.

MARKETING SHOWREELS

How can you turbo-charge your marketing content? Video, however not just any video. Our drones are capable of capturing the perfect footage to meet the most exacting business requirements.

ESTATE AGENT MARKETING

Are you showcasing your properties effectively? Aerial photographs and videos can show every aspect of your property and the surrounding area, location, and lifestyle opportunities.

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CUTTING EDGE DRONE SERVICES

CLOSE AERIAL INSPECTIONS

What’s the safest way of inspecting at height? Avoid it entirely by using our aerial inspection drone services.

CONSTRUCTION & INSPECTIONS

How do you measure construction progress accurately? Use our specialist drones for inch-perfect, repeat fly-bys over the construction area, capturing site progress from the air.

MARKETING SHOWREELS

How can you turbo-charge your marketing content? Video, however not just any video. Our drones are capable of capturing the perfect footage to meet the most exacting business requirements.

ESTATE AGENT MARKETING

Are you showcasing your properties effectively? Aerial photographs and videos can show every aspect of your property and the surrounding area, location, and lifestyle opportunities.

Agricultural and Crop Surveys

Utilising professional UAV NDVI, high resolution, 5 narrow-band industry standard multispectral cameras for precision agriculture crop health remote sensing.

Utilising the latest sensor technology; R-G-B-RedEdge-NIR, 'DLS2' irradiance and sun angle sensor, IMU, GPS, altitude sensor and gyroscopes, the system can provide the right high quality imagery and advanced Metadata for the best crop health analysis in different AG indices such as NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) and NDRE (Normalized Difference Enhanced RedEdge Index).

We’re here to work with you, helping you to obtain better data and therefore better results.

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Safety is Paramount

All requests and tasks are subjected to rigorous scrutiny before the aircraft ever gets airborne. If it’s not safe, we won’t do it.
Pre-Arrival & On-Site Surveys

A detailed Operational Planning and Assessment Survey is completed for every task. Every task is unique; therefore this determines and governs both the feasibility and safety of the Operation.

Risk Assessments

Safety is paramount. A thorough risk assessment is completed for every tasking. Risks are identified and assessed. A task will only be accepted and operations can only commence if the risk is acceptable and in all cases ‘As Low As Reasonably Practicable’.

Security as Standard

Your data belongs to you. Our UAV’s, controllers, and data capture systems communicate directly. No flight data, images, video or log files are forwarded to external servers; your data is optimally protected.

Fully Insured

Our services are fully insured including appropriate Public Liability insurance cover.

The Perfect Photo Finish

Video Editing

Utilising the latest in industry standard video editing software, we have the experience and ‘know how’ to edit your finished project to perfection.

Colour Grading

We have the flexibility of shooting images and video footage in RAW so that we can add that finished touch to your imagery in postproduction giving a more cinematic feel and polish.

Wide Format Printing

Printing up to 1000mm width we can offer stunning high quality prints of virtually any size on a wide range of materials.

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