About us

This is us


Red Air Drones is a specialist Aerial Media Company based in the South West.
With a passion for both moving and stills camerawork, and with the introduction of UAV (Drone) technology, we have been able to take our image gathering to a new level.

We have Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) issued by the CAA including permissions for Night Flying.

Commercial Building and roof Surveys, Commercial Video Production, Broadcast RPAS (drone) and camerawork.


Jim Bishop: Aerial Cameraman. BNUC-S. CAA reg'd. Fully Insured.


Jim Bishop is a very experienced drone pilot with an excellent understanding of UAV technology. He is an innovator of new techniques using drones within the framework of his vast experience in many forms of sport, and sporting events.
His ability to fly in ‘tricky conditions safely, including indoors, has added a new dimension to commercial drone filming.  He has filmed with BBC, ITV and ITN. is currently working on some ground-breaking projects with the Red Air Drones team.
Jim is a sponge for information, and since setting up the business with Gavin four years ago, has progressed rapidly in both aerial and ground based camera operations.
Jim also heads up the company’s social media and marketing.


Gavin Crowther: EMMY Award Winning cameraman. Aerial Cameraman. BNUC-S. CAA reg'd. Fully insured.


Gavin Crowther has been in the Broadcast TV and Video industry for the last 30 years. He spent 10 years filming adventure documentaries in some of the most extreme places in the world. He won an EMMY in 1997 for his camerawork filming for the American Outdoor Life Network for his film Rock Queen", the first attempt to Free Climb the Old Man of Hoy by Catherine Destevelle.
Other awards include The Hussein Medal of Excellence of the First Order, awarded by The late King Hussein of Jordan, for his services to Aerial Filming and Aviation. Worldfest Houston Film Gold special jury award for "Westcountry Top Secret" in 2005.


Last year we worked for many interesting clients including -
BBC DIY SOS, RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, Plymouth Community Homes, Plymouth Pilots, Wedgewood, Bantham Estates , Philippe Cousteau, BBC 2 - Cornwall This Fishing Life , Jem Scaffolding SW Ltd, Devon Highways , Royal William Yard and many more 





We deliver a quick and comprehensive service ensuring our clients have all the necessary footage and data to successfully complete their projects. Red Air Drones UAV pilots and crew have a relaxed, informative and fully transparent policy to ensure that our clients know exactly what we are shooting every step of the way. 



We price all out jobs on an individual basis, depending on clients needs. We can offer you an quick estimate over the phone or  a meeting.

 Please contact us for a no obligation estimate.


We have insurance through Lloyds to covering £5 million public liability