Eyrie Media was formed to offer high quality aerial imaging services without the price tag of a large media enterprise. Approaching aerial photography from a photographer's perspective allows us a unique and technical understanding of the image production process. We are photographers who fly, rather than drone pilots who take pictures. We feel this is a subtle, yet important distinction, and is evident in the creative quality of our work.

The Eyrie Team

Rupert Marlow

A photographer with 15 years’ experience and a brief flirtation with aerial imagery while hanging out of a Robinson helicopter – shortly before remote aerial imagery came along. Rupert's lengthy experience is in international event photography, interiors and architecture, portraiture, landscapes and travel.

Rupert's commercial work can be found at his website: Rupert Marlow Photography.

Michael Holman

Michael is an internationally published commercial photographer with considerable experience in the studio and on location for a wide range of photographic disciplines.  He has a life-long fascination for anything aeronautical, and holds his own private pilot’s licence.

Michael is the founder and lead creative at Red Forge Studios Commercial Photography.

Operational Procedures

There are strict regulations concerning the commercial use of drones for the gathering of data. UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or drones, as they are more commonly known, are regulated by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) and commercial operators must pass thorough theory and practical assessment procedures before being granted their PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations). A brief summary of the laws which any commercial drone operator must follow are outlined here. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and more information can be found in our FAQ section. Alternatively, we're happy to answer specific enquires via our contact page.

We take safety very seriously at Eyrie Media, and have multiple procedures in place to ensure that every operation is conducted in a responsible and effective way. We follow all CAA regulations on operational limitations and have an approved Operations Manual detailing our risk mitigation methods and planning processes. Before any flight commences, pre-site, on-site and risk assessments will be completed to identify, highlight, and guard against potential safety issues. If it's not safe, we won't fly.

Below are the most useful-to-know regulations which apply to any aerial operation. These can only be altered with a special Permission from the CAA. This is a simplified summary. Please get in touch via the button below to make further enquiries.
  • 400ft Above Ground Level (AGL) is the absolute operational ceiling.
  • Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) must be maintained at all times by the Pilot in Command (PIC) or a nominated and properly briefed Visual Observer (VO).
  • The absolute limit for VLOS is 500m.
  • 50m clearance (30m on take-off and landing) must be maintained from people and objects not under our control.
  • 150m clearance must be maintained from congested areas.