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Paydesk has 73 drone pilots in United Kingdom. Our drone pilots, who comply to all local laws and regulations and are appropriately licensed, can be used to capture aerial footage for any purpose: be it for film, broadcast tv such as news, or surveying of construction or agriculture.

Our top drone pilots in United Kingdom are Henry Wilkins and Panah Farhadbahman.

Use our drone pilot directory to find a member to work for you.

We have drone pilots in Barrow, Belfast, Birmingham, Bude, Cardiff, Carlisle, Cheltenham, Crawley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, London, Lytham St Annes, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Penzance, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea and Warrington.

Drone Pilots in United Kingdom



Henry Wilkins

London, United Kingdom
Henry Wilkins is a British multimedia journalist renowned for his extensive coverage of The Sahel region of Africa. Based in the Mumbai region of India, Wilkins is HEFAT certified and has a diverse portfolio that includes creating content for television and radio, primarily for Voice of America. Read moreHis expertise has also led him to appear on international networks such as BBC World Service, France 24, CBC Radio, and Al Jazeera.

Wilkins's journalistic contributions extend to writing for prestigious outlets like The Economist, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera English, Reuters, BBC, The Atlantic, The Telegraph, The New Statesman, and Vice News. His photojournalism has been featured in many of these publications as well as in the British Journal of Photography, De Standaard, The New Internationalist, NME, and Vice. 

With a career that has seen him based in Burkina Faso and reporting from numerous countries including Israel and the Occupied Territories, the UK, France, Spain, Chad, Ivory Coast, Togo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Malawi, Ivory Coast, and South Sudan, Wilkins has consistently covered security and humanitarian crises. His reporting has illuminated the transformation of wildlife reserves into battlegrounds, the complexities of democratic processes in places like Morocco, and the harsh realities of child labor in informal gold mines. Through his work, Wilkins has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to uncovering the multifaceted political, armed conflict, and social issues that shape West Africa and beyond.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+17
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+10

Panah Farhadbahman

London, United Kingdom
Panah Farhadbahman is a journalist based in London, United Kingdom.
Languages
Azerbaijani German English
+3
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+18

Leah Borromeo

London, United Kingdom
Journalist and filmmaker with 20 years' experience in print, broadcast and online with the likes of Sky News, Channel 4 News, Al Jazeera English, APTN and The Guardian. Easy on the eye.
Multi-skilled self-shooter. Fixer. Specialisms in current affairs and breaking news, foreign affairs, politics, Read moreenvironmental and sustainability issues, art and the architecture of the built environment.
http://disobedientfilms.com

Based in London, often in North America. Or elsewhere.
Languages: English, Tagalog, French
Languages
English French Tagalog
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+13

Henry Ridgwell

London, United Kingdom
Henry Ridgwell is a journalist.
Languages
English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+15
Skills
Finance Politics Current Affairs
+15

Jonathan Fletcher

London, United Kingdom
Jonathan Fletcher is a journalist based in London, United Kingdom. I work as part of a diverse 3 person team with over 15 years of experience in broadcast journalism, filming for NGO's, ENG and live studio broadcasting.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Documentaries News Gathering
+4
Skills
Business Finance Current Affairs
+10

Gary Essex

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Gary Essex is a writer & photographer specialising in transport, centred on railway engineering, rail travel, cycling, cargo bikes and other sustainable transport.
He is also an experienced writer on environmental issues, climate change, engineering, travel, history and renewable energy.

He has Read moretravelled by rail in over 20 countires, many with a Brompton folding bicycle. He has been involved in media work for environmental campaigning and has an extensive knowledge of environmental issues and alternative living.

Extensive library of UK & Mainland European railway photos available. Please contact for full examples of previously published work
Languages
English
Services
Drone Footage
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+8

Zoe Fayaud

London, United Kingdom
Zoe Fayaud is a journalist, camera operator, videographer and editor based in East London, United Kingdom.

Zoe has experience in shooting creative, commercial, corporate an educational content, as well as carrying out interviews and recording sound.
Languages
Spanish French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+5
Skills
Arts & Books Film & Theatre Entertainment & Celebrity
+3

Laura Sanders

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Laura is an award-winning journalist, travel writer and broadcaster based in the West Midlands, U.K. 

She has worked with the BBC, Conde Nast Traveller, Euronews, The Independent Travel, Lonely Planet and Which? Travel, among others. Laura is a regular on the Which? podcasts offering travel Read moreadvice and money-saving tips. She recently appeared on BBC Radio WM to be interviewed about her career in travel journalism and growing up in the Midlands.

Before specialising in travel, Laura was LADbible Group’s first ever SEO journalist, tasked with increasing the social media giant’s search traffic. Before that, she was a reporter for Free Radio, covering the West Midlands. Laura has also done a stint at teaching journalism students as a guest lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton.

In 2021, Laura launched the True Travel Podcast where each week she interviews a guest about their unique and inspiring adventures. She also creates travel guide episodes which focus on a specific destination rather than a guest. The podcast has been downloaded in 40 countries with the UK, USA and Germany being the biggest listeners.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories
+8
Skills
Food & Drink Investigative Reporting Research
+3

Umberto Aguiar

London, United Kingdom
"Umberto Aguiar is an excellent cameraman who consistently produces touching, well-told visual stories. I observed that he was a self-starter who required minimal supervision.  In my two years of working alongside him at our London office, i found him to be congenial and well-liked by his peers." 
Read moreLuis Ramirez, awards-winning  reporter, Voice of America, Washington DC. 


I am a all-rounder TV cameraman and editor based in London, UK. 

 I have shot and/or edited news, current affairs, documentaries and corporate videos.  I worked for CNN, CNBC Europe, Associated Press, USAGM, France 2 (French state TV), NRK (Norwegian state TV), TVs from France, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Middle East countries. 

The very first camera I worked with was a 11 kg Betacam BVP 5 and the  last camera I worked with was an iPhone 13 Pro  (305 grams with body armour). In other words, I am a cameraman first, last and always. 
Give me any tool to work with  and I will make good images. 

My kit:
Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast G2  with Fujinon 4 K lens
JVC HM 850 with Fujinon HD lens. 
iPhone 13 Pro
Basic lighting kit
Wireless and wired microphones
iMac and MacBook Pro 16"  2020 with Final Cut X and DaVinci Resolve Studio

I can shoot 4 K to high standards with my Blackmagic Broadcast G2 camera.The  JVC camera/Mac/Final Cut X  interface makes for the fastest  news editing system in the market whilst providing  broadcast quality. 

I have access to a liveU  with 24 hours notice and have shot live broadcasts with liveU whilst working for Associated Press and TVs from Norway, Netherlands, USA. I’ve also shot about 400 live broadcasts via fibre whilst working for one of USAGM’s networks. 


Fluent in English and Portuguese
Working knowledge of French and Spanish

BA in radio and TV from UnB, a leading university in Brazil.


https://vimeo.com/umbertocameraman
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Video Rushes Interview
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+7

Lorraine Mallinder

London, United Kingdom
Multimedia journalist (print/audio/video) -  BBC, Al Jazeera, The Irish Times, Global Post, Forbes, European Voice (now politico.eu) and many others. Westminster-based - over the past decade, I have covered subjects as diverse as Brexit, Scottish independence, Canadian native rights, narco-Read moretrafficking in West Africa, war in Cameroon and Iraq post-IS. I can deliver in English and French.
Portfolio: www.lorrainemallinder.com
NCTJ trained. NUJ accredited.
Languages
English Spanish French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+11
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Arts & Books
+7
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