Heritage & Archaeology

Would a pictorial survey from the air pre, during and post dig be useful?

Could it help you find and record archaeology and record local historical buildings?

Phantom Films provides an aerial photography service for heritage and archaeological groups. Using UAV (drone) flight technology and High Definition cameras we can photograph trenches, identify crop marks and video the footprints of whole sites.
An aerial photograph or short video of a historical building is a great way to create a permanent record of it for the archives. A series of aerial photographs or a video can give a much more accurate record of a site. Images can be used for display purposes, reference texts and for image depository.

When carrying out an archaeological dig, a drone can be used to take images before, during and after any work is carried out on a site. These images can form part of the accurate record keeping that is required, or a video can be used to give a full overview of a specific site.

Here is a selection of heritage aerial photography we have taken:

Your View from the Sky - Phantom Aerial Films

Phantom Portfolio

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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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