Our Company


As an approved Drone Service Provider (DSP) we are committed to delivering a safe, dependable and comprehensive service to our clients.  Our pilots are professionally trained, fully qualified and approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to carry out commercial drone operations (CAA warns against using unapproved drone pilots).  Moreover, we are one of the few UK companies who are authorised to undertake night-time operations (defined as the period between 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise).

Our fleet of professional and enterprise level quadcopters are all equipped with the latest safety features including collision avoidance, automatic return to home point and DJI’s Fly Safe initiatives (Flysafe).  The airframes allow us to operate in a range of challenging environments and adverse weather conditions (though not extreme)  including rain and sub-zero temperatures.  We select the most appropriate aircraft and payload (camera/lens) for the task and prevailing circumstances.


Applied Drone Services is based in Malvern, Worcestershire, and was formed by a couple of old friends who had retired early from engineering and project management careers within the aerospace sector.  Having successfully addressed their respective DIY jobs, particularly those which had previously resided in the “too big and too little time” bucket, their attentions were allowed to focus more upon individual interests, namely photography and drone flying.  It didn’t take long for them to realise that the two interests were complementary and that there may be business opportunities beckoning.  Research soon confirmed their suspicions and identified what was needed – a drone with a camera attached!  Well essentially although it was clear that the ‘consumer’ end of the drone market just wasn’t up to the job.  More importantly though was the need for professional drone training and to gain more experience.  A period of intensive activity ensued during which they attained the necessary qualifications and permissions enabling them to begin their venture in earnest, offering the range of services detailed within this website.

And the rest, as they say, is history……..