The joy of flight

Earlier in the year we hopped over the back wall of DTW Towers into the grounds of historic Gisborough Priory in order to conduct a test flight of the new DJI Inspire drone which our aerial filming partners at iSky had just got their hands on.

With the help of our friends at the Gisborough Priory Project, we’d successfully negotiated the labyrinth of permissions and approvals needed to fly on English Heritage land – aside from needing a CAA license to operate commercially there are a whole host of other checks and paperwork that should be completed if you’re going to do this sort of thing by the book (we’re planning a future blog post on this very topic) and on the day we were blessed with a lovely clear, sunny day which made for some spectacular views of the Priory and surrounding area.

Since shooting the film we’ve used the Inspire to shoot aerial footage in two “live” projects – some road safety videos for the 95 Alive Road Safety Partnership and a soon to launch recruitment project for North Yorkshire County Council.

If you want to find out more about using aerial filming, you can drop me a line at or give me a call on 01287 610404.