Aerial Imagery Specialist

Award-winning aerial image taken with DJI Inspire 1 Drone




So, how can Mark help you? He operates his own fully insured drone business – Aerial Skyworks and provides the following drone services:-


Drone Piloting & Camera Skills  •  Drone Pilot Hire  •  Aerial Photography  •  Aerial Filming  •  Aerial Cinematography  •  VLOS (Visual Line of Sight)  •  BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight)  •  Live Broadcasting  • Photography & Video Editing  •  Weddings  •  Events  •   Advertising / Promotion  •  Real Estate Marketing •  Building / Roof Inspections  •  Construction Site Filming  •  Night filming and photography  •  TV / Filming  •   Time-lapse videos


Aerial Skyworks was founded in 2023 by Mark Brion to provide unmanned aerial photography and filming services to our clients in need of elevated pictures for their production.


The company is growing fast and becoming a leading specialist in aerial photography and videography for film, television and commercial filming. Offering the very latest equipment and our expert videography techniques, Aerial Skyworks are able to offer superb broadcast quality footage suitable for commercials, documentaries, television episodes and also bespoke marketing.


“Flying a drone is an exhilarating experience!”


Having purchased his first drone – a DJI Inspire 1 in 2017, Mark has been flying regularly ever since and has amassed many hours of experience and flight time. Two years ago, Mark purchased a DJI Mavic Air 2s which is currently used as his “workhorse” drone.


With over six years of drone flying experience, in early 2023 Mark became a fully qualified GVC Drone Pilot | Operator which has provided him with the platform to produce high-quality commercial aerial imagery.


With extensive experience as a Drone Pilot | Operator coupled with strong leadership, teamwork, communication and decision-making skills, Mark has a passion for innovation and delivering high-quality visual media projects.


“The thrill of flying in epic locations completely immersed in the pilot’s view is hard to beat”


Mark is seen as an aerial imagery specialist due to his thorough flight research, planning and preparation, safety; coupled with his honed drone flying and camera skills.


As an aerial photography and video specialist, Aerial Skyworks photographs and films places of interest both in the UK and internationally with his drones.





​The use of commercial drone flying is growing fast and the requirement for these services is increasing in many different industries:


Here is a list of sectors currently using drone services:-


Construction​ • Real Estate • Business/Marketing • Media & Cinematography • Agriculture • ​Inspection​s • Engineering • Manufacturing & Repair • Public Safety & Investigations • Insurance •​ Delivery


Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Western Highlands of Scotland





In addition to his “ground” photography, Aerial Skyworks are able to offer high-quality aerial photographic images using his expertise in drone flying and expert camera skills to safely get a different visual perspective to any given subject.


The company conducts thorough preparation and research, in addition to constantly risk assessing for safety before, during, and after each flight.





Aerial Skyworks produces high-quality aerial videos safely using their expertise in drone flying and expert camera skills to add a different visual perspective through their filming.


The company conducts thorough preparation and research, in addition to constantly risk assessing for safety before, during and after each flight.






Qualified ✓


Approved by the CAA to carry out commercial drone operations (GVC) IN 2023 CAA Operational Authorisation, complying with the EASA regulations.


Safety ✓


Above everything else, safety is always our number one priority. The use of drones can remove or minimise the need to work from height leading to an overall safer environment and reduce accidents.


Insured ✓


We are legally required to hold insurance to cover damage and losses. This includes Public Liability Insurance which covers for £1million, therefore you can confident that you are all covered when you hire our drone pilots. Please be aware that operational drone operators must have insurance that complies with EU785/2004. Unfortunately there are operators that do not hold this, so please be careful when appointing your drone operator.


Legally Compliant ✓


You can rest assured that when you hire Aerial Skyworks that you are hiring a legally compliant operator. We are governed by the CAA and must comply with our CAA approved operations manual at all times.

We provide experienced drone operators specialising in aerial photography services and aerial video productions around the UK and beyond.

As a qualified and insured drone operator we can ensure that your images and drone video content can be obtained safely and legally from any location.


Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Western Highlands of Scotland





Pre Site Assessment

At the early stages we will gather as much information as possible about the drone photography project, location, subjects and key dates and timings.  An initial assessment of the subject site will be conducted remotely so that an accurate quotation can be provided.  Any potential issues such as airport flight restriction zones (FRZ) will be highlighted and suggestions discussed with our client.


Flight Planning

Dates and times will be agreed, and the planning process will begin. A comprehensive risk assessment is produced and updated once our operator is on site. Consideration of the weather, terrain, airspace, proximity of building, people and vehicles is given and relevant control measures implemented before any flight takes place.  All of our flights are planned using risk management software.


Take Flight

All checks are now in place and the flight will commence. Our remote drone pilot with capture high quality images and video footage whilst continuously monitoring the skies to ensure safety.  A live feed of the footage is available to view by our clients, thus giving the opportunity for our client to direct the remote pilot to capture the footage exactly as it is required.  During flight we also have the capability to transmit direct through HDMI from the controller to provide live streaming solutions.


Media Delivery

We take pride in our quick delivery service to ensure that urgent media can be worked on promptly. Images and video footage will be edited as agreed with our clients and delivered digitally via our data transfer system. We can use WeTransfer or our own dedicated transfer system to transfer your files. We also hold backup copies of all data to give.





Having the right drones for the right job is important. Aerial Skyworks currently has a fleet of four working drones. One of these is a DJI Mavic Air 2s – a lightweight and portable drone carried within a small shoulder bag.


More importantly it performs at the highest level, producing high-quality photo and video imagery.






“In conjunction with my “ground” photography, I have visited many locations and worked in areas of outstanding natural beauty” – says Mark.


“Using my drones in both the UK and internationally, I have photographed and filmed at dramatic and often challenging locations including the Isle of Skye, the Western Highlands of Scotland, the Lake District, Snowdonia, the island of Madeira…and many other beautiful locations”.


Aerial Skyworks are very approachable and keen to work with people on new or existing drone projects. Please e-mail to discuss any future aerial projects.


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