Hello, I’m Scott Simpson, owner of Derby Drone Photography. I’m a fully qualified drone pilot and carry the Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) by the Civil Aviation Authority – which entitles me to fly small drones, weighing under 7kg, for Aerial Photography and Videography


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Derby Drone Photography
Whether it is a building inspection, land inspection, PR or marketing event we have the knowledge and skill to provide you with the highest quality images and stunning 4k video.


Safety & Restrictions
As CAA approved drone pilots we have to follow very strict rules when it comes to flying drones.

We cannot fly our drones in the following circumtances* –

– above 400ft

– further than 500m from the pilot

– within 50m of buildings & people

– within 150m of crowds & built-up areas

– In strong winds or rain

in addition –

– Visual Line Of Sight (VLOS) must always be maintained

– We are legally responsible for our flight

* Please note: due to the potentially dangerous nature of drone flight this list is not exhaustive, each job has it’s own potential hazards which we will keep you advised of throughout.


Other Photographic Services

As well as being a drone pilot Scott has over 23 years industrial photography/video experience working for a large automotive research and development company which enables him to also provide ground photography & filming services to support aerial operations.
Please take a look at scottsimpsonphotography.co.uk for further information.