Drone Surveys & Inspection Blackpool

Drone Surveys Blackpool

Here at Drone Site Surveys, we enable the construction industry to work smarter by using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs/Drones) to inspect, measure and map areas without the need for time consuming and expensive equipment hire. By having a drone survey across Blackpool, you negate the need for scaffolding, cherry pickers or other ways of viewing your building or construction site at height.

As a CAA approved drone company and a Construction Line Gold accredited business, we have undertaken 1000s of drone surveys across the Blackpool and Lancashire region

Using the most modern drone equipment we can provide images and video of your structures at incredible heights. All of our media is in super high resolution with images and video available up to 4K. We can then back these images with a report for you and your team to understand issues that require further invasive inspection.

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Based on the Irish Sea coast of the UK, approximately 17 miles West of Preston and 50 miles south of Kendal, Blackpool is a busy seaside location and, as such, has a number of areas in which airspace is restricted. While Blackpool airport is the most obvious Flight Restriction Zone around the area, BAE Systems Aerodrome at Warton also covers a large part of the coastal region between Blackpool and Preston.

Other factors such as local train lines and, with Blackpool being a popular tourist destination, highly congested areas all require consideration.

While drone flights require greater planning and authorisation in and around restricted zones, this does not mean that we are unable to fly in these areas. Our trained pilots, alongside our experienced administrative team, will work together to gain the permissions to carry out work in the trickiest of locations!

Drone Inspections Blackpool

If you don’t require a report you may just wish to inspect your site in Blackpool. Our pilots can work with you or your surveyors to inspect the whole building or focus on sections most important to you. With our technology we have systems such as live streaming allowing viewing by wearing a virtual reality headset. Allowing you to attend the site and direct our pilots to inspect areas you wish. The remote streaming allows you and your team to watch the drone inspection take place. Having direct communication with the pilot you can again point us in the right direction or get a closer more detailed look at your assets.

With our drone inspections, we deliver all footage in high quality with resolutions up to 4K available. Inspecting your assets from the air using drones provides a cheaper, faster and more reliable way of inspection without the need for scaffolding, cherry pickers or other expensive equipment. Not only that, from site visit to the delivery of images can be done within a 48 hour turnaround. Our drone inspections are delivered via a secure, password secure URL for you to share with your team, suppliers or contractors that may be carrying out repairs.

Contact Drone Site Surveys today to book your drone inspection or survey anywhere across the Blackpool region. Our team will take a few details from you and provide a tailored quote.

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Drone Mapping Blackpool

Along with our surveys and inspection, we can provide in-depth mapping for your site. Using high-quality images, high-precision GPS and photogrammetry, we can map your site so that you don’t need to visit. 

This highly detailed map can help solve clarity issues along with being able to see contour lines, and accurate borders (accurate to 1cm). These can then be overlaid onto images to allow you to build up the ultimate picture of your construction site. You can even combine our drone mapping with construction site progress and time lapse video to provide you with an ultimate overview of your construction progress from start to finish. 

Surveyor Support Services

As well as providing detailed reports, drone mapping, inspections and surveys we are available to be an all round surveyor support service. Our team understand your role as a survey and how to make your job on site easier. 

Come and speak to us about our surveyor support services as we don’t just offer drone inspections. We can provide internal and external scanning, 3D models and other services to help you measure, inspect and report on some of your assets without ever visiting a site. Let Drone Site Surveys take the labour away from yourself saving you time and money on your projects. 

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Blackpool Council Drone Usage Policy

After contacting Blackpool Council, here is the information received back 

Recent changes in legislation have affected the areas in which drones can legally be operated. It is
now illegal to fly a drone or small unmanned aerial vehicle within an airport’s notified Aerodrome
Traffic Zone and associated Flight Restriction Zones, unless specific permission is granted by the
airport operator.
Blackpool Airport may authorise drone flights within their vicinity subject to certain conditions.
Firstly, any drone operator wishing to obtain permission must hold CAA approval and have an
associated CAA ID number as published in the Approved Operator list found at www.dronesafe.uk.
Secondly, permission for the flight needs to be applied for no less than one week prior to the
required date in order to allow sufficient time to consider the impact on aviation activities and to
allow consultation with other aviation entities if necessary.
Applications should be made by email to the following addresses:
safeguarding@blackpoolairport.com and
A form will then be emailed back to the applicant requiring the following details:
 Operator’s name and Company
 Contact number and email address
 CAA ID number
 Flight date and start/finish time
 Drone type
 Location and maximum operating height
 Description of the drone activity
This does not guarantee permission for the flight as each case is assessed individually.
Non CAA approved drone fliers are recommended to operate their drones outside of the ATZ and
FRZs at all times. The ATZs do not exist outside of the notified and/or NOTAMed operating hours of
the airport, but be aware that the airport is often used by aircraft outside of those hours, especially
police and air ambulance aircraft.
All drone flyers are recommended to read www.dronesafe.uk for up to date rules and regulations;
there is also a useful map of all UK ATZ/FRZs and a copy of the UK Dronecode on the webpage.

This information was received from Blackpool Council on the 26th August 2021. We would recommend that all drone fliers whether professional or recreational should carry out their own research regarding flying in the areas that you intend to fly in, as the drone laws in the UK are changing and we believe that there will be updates over the coming months.

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