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When it comes to creating stunning videography or aerial photography projects in Manchester, our professional drone hire service and CAA approved pilots ensure you have everything you need to get your project off the ground.

Aerial Republic in Manchester

Greater Manchester is vibrant and artistic, making it a superb place for the team to explore their creative side. In the past we’ve worked with the likes of Kellogg’s, Manchester Arena and the Legoland Discovery Centre, as well as a number of television centres housed at Media City.

Manchester lends itself to a wide variety of locations perfect for GVs, commercials, documentaries, film and broadcast television and commercial site surveys. In fact, we recently had the pleasure of surveying the original 1938 Kellogg’s cereal plant in Trafford – the company’s largest site in Europe.

Exploring Greater Manchester

Outside of the inner city and its redeveloped areas once home to heavy industry, we find Castlefield Conservation Area, one of the largest conservation areas in Manchester, and The West Pennine Moors, which covers around 90 square miles of moorland and reservoirs in Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Here we’ve managed a vast amount of breath-taking aerial videography and photography projects, using our state-of-the-art 8K resolution cameras mounted on a range of gimbals, steadicams and countless other rigs to deliver unbeatable footage for our ever-expanding client base.

Why work with us?

Having already forged strong relationships with the likes of ITV, BBC and MediaCityUK, we’re constantly on the lookout for creative agencies, production companies and independent businesses to team up with in Manchester.

At Aerial Republic, we believe that drone hire isn’t just about simply handing over a drone and allowing you to do the rest. For us, it’s about providing you and your company with the expertise required to deliver amazing aerial videography and photography projects that work within legal framework set by the government.

Whether you require a survey or help producing a movie, our professional team are fully licensed and trained, handling everything from RED Dragons to various other unmanned aerial vehicles.

Get in touch with the team today and talk us through your next project. We look forward to hearing from you!

"Great team who were a pleasure to work with. Very accommodating when the weather didn't turn out as we had expected. And fantastic footage! I will definitely be using them again" Claire Jackson - Director, BBC
"Just wanted to write to say huge thank you for all your tremendous work last weekend. You were both so helpful and creative and really went the extra mile to make it all happen. Couldn't have a better team to tramp the countryside looking for great shots. And we got top class footage that has really lifted the programme. Well done guys. Will definitely be asking to get you back on the next project" Helen Hill - Director, ITV
"We hired Aerial Republic on an incredibly difficult shoot to film illegal street racing as it happened on public roads. There were extensive risks, variables, and obstacles to make it happen and they were not only thorough, diligent and attentive, but also took a creative and highly engaged approach in making sure the shot was slick & stylish. They have a real passion to their work and its shows in their remarkable footage. A pleasure to work with and highly recommended." James Ross - Producer / Director, Century Films
"We’ve worked with Aerial Republic as far back as 2008. They've undertaken multiple high profile campaigns for our clients throughout the Middle East and Asia. Thoroughly professional and very creative team that totally leave us at ease even when liaising directly with our clients. We couldn't speak highly enough of them and are continuing to work with them throughout 2015." Andrew Macgregor - Managing Director, Citrus Media
"It's been a pleasure to work with Aerial Republic. They have a passion to capture the perfect shot with breath taking results, even in the most remote locations. We've filmed a number of projects with them now, including a nine day shoot across Britain. Everyday we were kept up to date and in the loop with progress reports. They make aerial videography look simple but it's far from that." Billy Burgoyne - Creative Director, Epiphany
"I came to Olly at Aerial Republic as I was making a new series for BBC2. We were making a five part ob doc which included a 5 minute performance at the end of each episode. The five minute performance needed to be a continual shot tracking backwards with more and more people joining a dance routine which would snake through the streets of a town.
We wanted the perfomance to be one continual unedited shot. Something which had not been done before in this type of way. I called Olly.

Alex Sunderland
"Aerial Republic offered us a very reliable, trouble free drone service on our action feature film and they typically got the shot in one take. Wouldn't hesitate to use again."

Lorenzo Levrini
"My show hires drone crews often and Aerial Republic has really become the gold standard in our eyes. We first worked with them on a huge TLC premiere and they knocked it out of the park for us. Professional, communicative, and great to be around on set. Footage was 10/10.. will hire again. Thanks guys, really great job on this." Sam Weinstein, DOP, Paranormal investigation
"I had the chance to work with the Aerial Republic team when my show hired them last year for their drone cinematography services. I cannot speak highly enough about the quality and professionalism that they provided. They are consummate professionals with immense talent and I can confidently say without any exaggeration that they literally set the bar by which I have measured all other drone operators before and since.
I would hire them without even a moment's hesitation for any job no matter the difficulty, he is that good. The expertise and skill of his team are simply unparalleled in this field, and 5 out of 5 stars is simply not enough. If you don't hire Aerial Republic for your production, you've made a mistake."
Jon Bough, Groff Entertainment

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If you'd like to work with fun creative professionals and people who will exceed your expectations,
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