A post to say thanks to a business.

We always like to say thanks and give credit to anyone, whether it’s a business, a customer, a person, or as in this case a fellow drone professional.

As a business all of us here at Impact Aerial understand the value in working with other businesses in the drone community, and we make sure that when someone helps us with our business we show our appreciation for their help.

In this case we would like to show our thanks to Magnus Hamilton from Norelo, a drone business based in Glasgow, Scotland.

We have known Magnus and his business for a good while now, and we have also collaborated with Norelo on projects based in Scotland that are too remote for us to service practically due to the distance, so we prefer to hand such opportunities over to Magnus and his team, as we know and trust them and are confident they will provide the same high level of service and attention to detail that we pride ourselves on.

Here’s a link to Magnus’s business Norelo.


Norelo Glasgow Scotland

The reason we wanted to recognise Norelo and Magnus is related to an act of extreme generosity.

As a constantly growing business, Norelo, much like ourselves here at Impact Aerial are always investing in new equipment to help deliver our high value drone services.

We noticed that Norelo had recently invested in some more high end DJI Enterprise Drones, and that some of their used equipment was up for sale.

Specifically Norelo had a good used DJI Matrice M200 Drone for sale, the same drone that we use here at Impact Aerial.

Now we didn’t need to buy another DJI Matrice M200 drone, but we were very interested in the upward gimbal for that drone, which helps us offer Bridge, Viaduct and Aquaduct inspections for our commercial clients.

We did initially ask Norelo if they would like to sell us just the M200 upward gimbal on its own, but understandably they wanted to sell the drone as a complete unit.

So it was a very pleasant surprise when the M200 Upward Gimbal was delivered by Royal Mail parcels here at our door, with just a thanks from Magnus via messenger, and to say it was a gift for help we had given in the past.

So thanks once again to Magnus and the team at Norelo for their kindness and generosity!

Cheers Guys, here’s a virtual beer to say thanks, 🍻🍻

Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible 7 – Drone Stunt Filming

So Tom cruise and his amazing stunt team have been out filming for Mission Impossible 7 again.

And once again a huge drone filming crew were there to film it from a range of drones to capture every angle of the crazy stunt.

Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible 7

See how many different drones you can spot that are being used on this shoot!! It’s quite a lot more than you think.

Another great new project with the BBC

Last year we were once again approached by the BBC to help produce a film.

This time the project was something different and exciting.

This was a film to be produced by BBC Countryfile.

BBC Countryfile is a great series of programmes produced by the BBC to cover a wide a range of topics relating to the great outdoors in the UK.

The topics covered by BBC Countyfile range from Farming to Fishing and beyond.


This Countryfile programme was all about a project on UK Canals.

It was a project for ground source heat being conducted by the Canals and Rivers Trust.


We were commissioned by the BBC to fly our Thermal Imaging Drone to capture heat sources.

Some projects from last year.

We are very lucky to work on some great projects in some amazing locations.

It’s one of the reasons we love our work so much.

It’s also what inspires us to make more and more fantastic content.

Last year we were asked to help produce content for a BBC 4 Production.

This was planned to chart the history of Coventry Cathedral.

Here is the finished video on Youtube.

BBC TV – Coventry Cathedral

We were also very pleased to be given credits at the end of the film too.

BBC TV – End Credits

We would also really like to extend our thanks to John Wyver as the director for Illuminations Media who directed and created the film for the BBC.


New DJI Announcement today 21st March

So today DJI are due to release 3 new products.

Lots of rumours flying around ( Pun Intended!! ), could it be the DJI Inspire 3, could it be a new Mavic 3 Enterprise?

We will have to wait and see later today, but it’s going to be very interesting indeed.

Personally we are hoping its going to be this!

We have tried to get the drop on the news from Mark Boyt at Drone Safe Register, but he wont tell us yet!


Brand New Logo Refresh

So our logo is over 5 years old now and we felt it was time for a refresh.

We have always been happy with the text and the colours of the words, but no so much the Logo of the drone.

So now we have a new version, the Logo of the drone was actually created using an image of one of our DJI M300RTK Drones.

Our New 2022 Logo

Let us know what you think!!

New Construction Promotion Partner

So we do a lot of work with a wide range of construction companies all over the UK.

In order to promote our wide range of services to the construction industry, we have partnered with this company.


And here’s the link to our specific advert on the https://www.construction.co.uk/ Website.

Impact Aerial Ltd advert – https://www.construction.co.uk/c/694509/impact-aerial-ltd

Totally Shocking News! – DSR £100K Drones Theft

We have some devastating news to share here that makes us very angry and sad at the same time.

On Tuesday this week, our long term partner, supplier and good friends at DSR – Drone Safe Register had their store in Chichester broken into, and over £100K of DJI Products stolen.

This is always sickening to hear, but even more so when it is friends of ours, and a business that literally can and regularly do, go above and beyond to support us and all of the commercial drone service providers like us and the many others in the UK.

We are doing what we can to help the Mark, Tom and the rest of the team at DSR to try and locate the stolen goods, but also locate the low life scum who committed this dreadful crime.

Heres the link to the list of kit stolen, keep a sharp eye out everyone, and if you are offered any brand new DJI kit, such as a new Mavic 3 Cine kit, for what seems like a very low price, let Mark or any of the Impact Aerial team know and we will pass it over to the CID Team at the police who are investigating.

Heres the link.


Link to List of Stolen DJI Goods

Showing some love for our Matrice M210 Drone

Sometimes when you have a drone that works so well and tirelessly for your business earning its keep, you simply take it for granted.

So someone else commented that we dont post enough photos here, so whilst we were preparing today for a survey job tomorrow, we took some high resolution shots of our DJI Matrice M210 in flight and at work today.

Another Drone Company News Story

We are always pleased to see great news stories relating to drone companies in the technical press, here is a new story we noticed today regarding a company that has recently raised funding in the drone services sector.

Dronebase Gets $55M Funding
Dronebase Website Image

Using Chat GPT for Content

Lots of people are talking about using chat GPT to create content for them automatically.

So we thought we would have a go at creating some content relating to our drone services work that we provide to see what chat GPT would create automatically.

So what we decided was to ask chat GPT to create the top five reasons to use a drone for roof inspections and this is what I came up with tell us what you think.

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Drone Roof Survey

  1. Cost-Effective: Drones equipped with high-resolution cameras provide a cost-effective solution for roof surveys compared to traditional survey methods, such as scaffolding or cranes. This can result in significant cost savings for building owners and property managers.
  2. Safety: Drone roof surveys eliminate the need for workers to climb onto roofs, reducing the risk of falls and other safety hazards. This makes it an ideal solution for inspecting hard-to-reach or dangerous roofs, such as those with steep slopes, sharp edges, or fragile materials.
  3. Efficiency: Drone roof surveys can be completed in a fraction of the time it takes to complete a traditional roof survey, reducing downtime and minimizing disruption to building occupants. The use of drones also allows for the collection of data and images from multiple angles, making it easier to identify and assess damage or potential issues.
  4. Accuracy: Drones equipped with high-resolution cameras provide clear and detailed images of roofs, making it easier to identify and assess damage or potential issues. This helps building owners and property managers make more informed decisions about repairs and maintenance.
  5. Environmental Benefits: Drones use less fuel and emit fewer greenhouse gases than traditional survey methods, making them an environmentally-friendly option for roof surveys. Additionally, drones are equipped with advanced navigation systems, reducing the need for frequent take-offs and landings, further reducing their carbon footprint.

In conclusion, using a drone roof survey can provide building owners and property managers with a cost-effective, safe, efficient, accurate, and environmentally-friendly solution for roof inspections and assessments.

A Blog from our Partner Drone Safe Register

We wanted to share this great blog from our business partner friends at Drone Safe Register as a business Impact Aerial have worked with Drone Safe Register for over 5 years and we have always enjoyed fabulous support from Mark and the rest of his team at DSR .

This blog post is a review of our business and leads generated as a result of a relationship with Drone Safe Register which have resulted in major business wins for our own business.



So a New DJI Drone – The Mavic 3 will be released this Friday.

A lot of people ask us for advice on what drone to buy, and how to use it to deliver the best results.

On Friday the 5th of November, which funnily is Bonfire Night, I am sure thats not a coincidence by the way, DJI will announce the new Mavic 3 Drone to the World.

You can see the teaser from here on the DJI Website.


DJi Mavic 3

2021 – A brand new year – A brand new start

So I am sure we will all agree that 2020 has been a very very tough year for everyone.

The Coronavirus Global Pandemic has had a devastating effect on peoples lives, both from a professional and personal aspect.

We are devastated to see so many people in business, colleagues and friends strugling to make their businesses work in these difficult times.

However, we all must strive to survive the best we can and adapt our businesses to offer new services that will help people in the new normal under COVID 19 Pandemic.

Here at Impact Aerial we have been very lucky to weather the storm that started back in Febuary 2020, and we like to think we have managed to adapt our services and offerings, and become more successful as a result, despite the Global Economic devastation.

To that end we are quite proud of the fact, that during 2020, we have had the most successful year since our business started.

We have worked for over 30 companies on new projects in 2020, and we wanted to take the time to thank them all for choosing to use us to supply our products and services.

Many of our new customers have found Impact Aerial, by using the service from our partners at Drone Safe Register.

We are also proud that as long standing members of Drone Safe Register, we have also been recognised for our achievements and been awarded Gold Partner Certification for Drone Safe Register.

Live Video of our New Web chat

So we have been testing our new website feature – live chat.

We are blown away with this feature, here is a quick screen recording of one of our test live chats.

For some reason the actual video got lost, or at least the link to it did, we are sorry for that.

Its been added again now for 2022.

New Customer Reviews

We have recently received some great reviews from Clients we have worked with, where they have kindly left reviews on Trustpilot.

We are always very grateful to receive five star reviews, and feel that we should also provide links to their websites as a way of thanking them for their great reviews.

The first one is Mark Boyt from Drone Safe Register. Impact Aerial have been a member of Drone Safe Register for over three years, and have worked with some fantastic clients introduced to us by Drone Safe Register.

Heres the link to Drone Safe Register Website. http://www.dronesaferegister.org

Betaden Tech Tuesday Event

So a quick background to Betaden.

BetaDen is a Tech Accelerator based at the Malvern Hills Science Park in Malvern Worcestershire.

Impact Aerial were proud to be chosen to be one of just eight new startup businesses to be members of BetaDens Cohort 2.0

Each Betaden Cohort is a 9 Month Accelerator, where businesses with an innovative tech startup idea, are helped to bring that Idea to a commercially ready product offering.

Unfortunately due to the impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic the program was delayed, meaning the big showcase event that ws scheduled for June had to be re thought.

In fact each of the Cohort 2.0 companies, with the expert guidance from the Betaden team still managed to deliver our end of program Showcase, it was actually just a Virtual Showcase.

However in addition to the Virtual Showcase, BetaDen also run regular monthly update session, such as the Tech Tuesday regular event.

For the July 2020 Tech Tuesday event, Impact Aerial were invited to join Drone Prep to deliver a presentation on ” Drones – the art of the possible “

You can find a link to the recorded session here.


Impact Aerial are part of BetaDen Cohort 2.0

New Story

So you might have seen we have decided to make some changes to our website.

We have changed our menu and added some items.

You might notice that we now have the following items added to our menu, Twitter and Blog

We wanted to add the Twitter feed, because we have a lot of followers on Twitter, and many people comment, like and retweet our tweets over on Twitter.

And by the same token we also wanted to make a proper section for Blog posts.

The advantage of a blog post is that they appear on our we page as post, which have a history and chronology, which allows then to be easily found and read by other people.

Finally people can add their own comments to blog posts too. So we welcome comments ( constrictive ones please!!) on our blog posts.

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