About Us

Our team operates with the highest standards of professionalism and integrity ensuring that our drone operations comply with all legal and safety regulations. Our CADI™ and VISION™ processes ensures that our operations run smoothly and our clients receive the highest quality of service.

Our operations are fully insured​

Trained, Trusted, Certified!

All our pilots are fully trained for the platforms we use and are General VLOS Certified​
Our operations are fully insured using CoverDrone Ltd​
A Member of​ ARPAS-UK

Aerial Insights has Civil Aviation Authority Operational Authorisation​
Comprehensive documentation provided for each mission​

Our Hardware​

DJI Matrice 300 RTK​ Enterprise-class Drone​​

Powerful drone platform capable of performing lengthy automated missions with capacity for up to 3 payloads​

Hot-swappable batteries and rapid battery recharging cycles, mean large-scale missions can be undertaken with minimal down-time​

Flight missions once created for a location, can be repeated on demand​

All data is captured and marked with high resolution (<1.5cm) real-world coordinates (GPS+GLONASS+BeiDou+Galileo)​

DJI Mavic 3 Multispectral

Powerful drone platform capable of performing lengthy automated missions with capacity for up to 3 payloads​

Ultra-long battery life, a single flight can complete mapping operations over an area of 200 hectares.

Flight missions once created for a location, can be repeated on demand​

Combines an RGB camera with a multispectral camera to scan and analyse

DJI Mavic Air 3

The DJI Mavic Air 3 is a compact and powerful drone that offers stunning aerial photography and video. It features a 12-megapixel camera with a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor and a 4K video resolution at 60 fps.

The drone has a maximum flight time of 34 minutes and a maximum transmission range of 10 km.

It also has advanced features such as obstacle avoidance, ActiveTrack 3.0, QuickShots, and Hyperlapse.​

D-RTK2 Base Station​

High-precision GNSS Mobile Station​
Built-in high-gain antenna offers better signal reception from more satellites in operationally difficult locations​

Zenmuse P1 Photography​

45MP Full-frame sensor​
Shutter speed operates at 1/2000s​
Survey-grade accuracy (centimetres)​

Zenmuse L1 Lidar​

240,000 points/s​
Captures complex structures and helps deliver highly accurate models​

Zenmuse H20T Thermal

640 x 512 pixel Radiometric Thermal Camera
20MP lens capable of 200x Zoom
12MP wide lens

Zenmuse L2 Lidar

The frame-based design results in an effective point cloud data rate of up to 100%. Together with a three-axis gimbal, it brings more possibilities to surveying scenarios.

Drone surveys provide several benefits over traditional survey methods. Here are some of them:
Overall, drone surveys offer a range of benefits over traditional survey methods, including improved speed, accuracy, safety, and cost-effectiveness, making them an attractive option for many surveying applications.


Simon Coles

Director and Pilot

Simon has an impressive background with over 20 years of experience as a Royal Navy Officer and as an Executive Board member of HMNB Portsmouth.​

He also holds a PhD in Environmental Chemistry and has worked as a Global Project Manager for Procter and Gamble.



Alison Stevens

Business Development Manager

I am the Business Development Manager for Aerial Insights ; I am responsible for generating new business leads and to source new opportunities, in addition, I am responsible for General Administration and Finance within the company.

I previously worked as a Purchasing Director, with 12 years of experience with Constellation Brands UK, responsible for Procurement, Purchasing, Warehousing and Supply Chain ,this included 6 years experience of overseeing and participating in multiple global tenders with Constellation Brands, a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits.

Dex Rael

Social Media Manager

I’m the social media manager, video editor and graphic designer at Aerial Insights. I’m responsible for creating and managing the online presence of our company, as well as editing videos and graphics that highlight the amazing features and benefits of our drone survey solutions.

I have a passion for storytelling and visual communication, and I enjoy using my skills. Before joining Aerial Insights, I worked in the film industry for 5 years, where I participated in various projects in the Philippines. I’m always eager to learn new things and explore new possibilities.

Alex Hammond


Alex is one of our Remote pilots, having completed his Drone piloting course back in September 2023, as part of his transition from his previous career, in the Royal Navy.

Alex assists in our Safe Flight operations as a Visual Observer, and helps obtain inflight footage with his own drone.
In his spare time Alex is a Scout Volunteer, supporting the movement in East Devon.


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