Rates & Terms


As each job is unique with many variable factors. At one level a client may require a few local, aerial photos right through to a full media campaign with film creation (ground based and aerial), music licensing and animated graphics. 

We have a range of professional drones, which can be flown by one person or a two man team, depending on the clients requirements. Therefore, Skyvantage prefers to quote on an individual project basis, after having discussed or been fully briefed on the proposed project. There are a number of variables which may affect the quotation including the time of year (affecting our work load) location of shoot, potential weather and other external shooting conditions, associated risk of taking the job on, requirements for additional CAA approvals and site visits. 

Travel expenses for UK jobs will be billed at 50p per mile. If accommodation is needed, that will also be billable though this will be agreed with the client beforehand.

PAYMENT TERMS: 30 Days (unless by prior agreement / discussion) with 35% of the fee to be PAID IN ADVANCE to secure the booking (unless by special circumstances or if time doesn’t permit).

We will be happy to discuss any of the above with you in greater detail and think you will find us fair reasonable and transparent.

We are happy to provide ANY quotes in writing once we have received a full brief from the Client and been able to discuss the requirements and expectations of the shoot.



Due to the nature of the weather in the UK and nature of filming shoots we are very flexible when working with clients. Many of our jobs are booked very last minute. However we must have enough time to do pre-flight checks and ensure that the job can be undertaken safely, adhering to the rules & regulations of aerial filming and our operating licence.

We are happy to pencil in potential jobs and dates for Clients. However, actual bookings where deposits have been paid will always take priority. Naturally, if someone has a date pencilled in we will go back to them with first refusal on their proposed date. 

Due to the nature of the filming industry and working with a number of staff and freelancers, we do require our clients to commit when booking our services and time. Unless by special circumstances or if time doesn’t permit, we require 35% of the booking to be PAID IN ADVANCE. 


Remote controlled aerial filming is naturally affected by the flying conditions. If due to weather (i.e rain, strong winds etc) and we are not able to shoot we shall not charge the client if we can make alternative arrangements for the shoot to happen at another time. The 35% booking fee is simply transferred to another day when we can shoot. 

If the shoot cannot be re-scheduled (which we usually know in advance of the carrying out the job) anyway, we will discuss cancellation policy and potential fees with the Client and come to a fair and reasonable compromise. 

If a job is cancelled due to other issues and simply not re-scheduled due to the client no longer requiring our services the 35% deposit will not be refunded unless by a pre-agreement and if additional costs have been incurred will also have to be met by the client.


Unless a buyout of footage is specifically agreed and contracted, Skyvantage retains the copyright of all filming content. The client purchasing the service of Skyvantage will get full use of the material, however will not be able to sell the footage or allow 3rd party companies to use it without the agreement of Skyvantage.

Naturally we are proud of our work and Skyvantage actively promotes its and we do reserve the right to use ANY of our footage for internal promotion, whether this be inclusion on our showreel for PR purposes to promote Skyvantage. Also we reserve the right to supply the footage to stock libraries at a later date. 

If you have any questions or issues with any the above we would ask you to kindly speak to us in advance of commencement of filming. Thank you.


All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Leigh Halfpenny on Skyvantage’s shoot for BBC Sport’s Personality of the Year


If you want a quotation it would be great if you could provide us with as much detail as possible about your shoot including:

• Proposed location - urban, rural etc?
• Approximate shooting date?
• Subject - people, cars, property etc?
• Video or stills photography??

All information given is held in the strictest of confidence.

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Thank you for contacting us. We will get back to you promptly. Skyvantage team

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