About Phantom

In early 2016 we had acquired CAA approval and so able to market our aerial photography service which we offer to you today.

In keeping with regulations secured in our companies approved operating manual our maximum height for flying is 400 vertical feet above the ground (5,000 feet above sea level) and 500 meters horizontal in line of sight. This range enables us to get both the exciting shots but also the more serious ones such as surveying archaeological sites. Weather is naturally a factor to consider when agreeing dates for aerial work so some flexibility may be necessary.

Our initial thoughts, as to how a drone could be of use investigating roofs have developed substantially as our experience has grown. We have even been contracted by the BBC to cover local events. So now, as long as it is safe and legal we are willing to discuss any aerial work and, although geographically we are best placed for Lancashire and Cumbria, we would consider briefs from much further afield.

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Safety & Qualifications

Based in North Lancashire our aim is to provide outstanding aerial footage while maintaining the highest level of safety and professionalism. Our qualified UAV (drone) pilots have permission for 'aerial work' granted by the Civil Aviation Authority which means they are legally, privacy laws not withstanding, able to obtain the photographs and moving images you need whatever your requirements.


Lancaster and District Heritage Group have engaged Gary of Phantom Films on several aerial photography jobs including Quay Meadow site investigation, Nicholson's works and the preparation of documentary evidence to be submitted to Historic England for a building protection application. The work and professionalism has been of the highest standards and we look forward to instructing Phantom Films for more birds eye pictures of our local heritage in the future.

Andrew Brown
Secretary Lancaster and District Heritage Group
March 2017

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