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Drone hire that you can trust. Whether you’re based in Leeds, York or even the outer reaches of the Dales.

Having partnered with virtually all of Yorkshire’s leading production companies, Aerial Republic is the county’s original and leading aerial videography and drone hire agency. We couldn’t be more honoured to be the pioneers of capturing this great land from the skies and we’re here to prove that sometimes, the original is the best.

We love these green and pleasant lands and want to help you use their incredible beauty to create something truly special. And we think that right here, in God’s own country, is the perfect place to do just that.

Familiar territory – Yorkshire drone hire experts

Yorkshire is our county. Based here, but also born and bred, we love to scream we’re “Yorkshire proud.” We know the area as intricately as the back of our hands and we absolutely love producing aerial videography in the region because of the stunning and diverse landscapes.

There’s a certain kind of passion that you can’t manufacture, and our deep, authentic affection for this beautiful place we call home is something that drives us to make every project we work on achieve its peak potential. That’s because the world deserves to see Yorkshire at its absolute best, and with our equipment, passion and know how, we’re certain that we can achieve exactly that.

Diverse landscapes – perfect for aerial videography

Yorkshire includes miles of scrubland, stone mines, stone houses, rocky landscapes and the most beautiful cliffs and beaches, as well as iconic inner-city areas. Truly, one of the things that makes this such a unique place to film is the sheer variety of stunning sights that are here – ready for you to explore from the skies.

Perhaps you’ll be looking to film in the shimmering seaside towns of Filey or Scarborough, with the windswept beaches, arcades, seagulls and, if you’re lucky, the occasional spot of sunshine awakening memories of the smell of fish and chips mixed with the sea air and the sensation of snapping rock candy between your teeth. There’s a nostalgia attached to these sights and sounds that make them a distinctly unique and exciting backdrop for any film or photo, filled with fond childhood memories.

Their unique personality has also made them a hotbed for TV shows looking for a vibrant location. Recent examples include the three part BBC comedy series Sugartown.

Or maybe you’re more interested in taking on the vast and dramatic fields of the Yorkshire Dales, the Yorkshire Moors and the Peak District. These parts of Yorkshire have been inspiring artists, from film-makers to novelists for years, thanks to the contrast of idyllic scenery and their wild, untamed sense of nature.

A recent example of one of these areas being used in a blockbuster production is Malham Cove, which appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Like many other parts of the Yorkshire Dales, the feature was created by a force of nature, with the limestone formation being shaped by a waterfall carrying meltwaters from glaciers during the last ice age. It has been enchanting people with its mystical, otherworldly beauty for thousands of years.

Finally, there’s a whole selection of booming city centres throughout Yorkshire. While this is a county that never forgets its past, it’s also one that is always looking to the future. There’s therefore plenty to choose from if you’re looking for a more modern look at what makes us so special.

Whether it’s Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield, York or any number of the great cities scattered throughout Yorkshire, you’ll be amazed at the sheer variety of personalities found across our fair lands.

It’s probably one of the reasons so many choose to film here. We’ve seen all sorts recorded in our cities, from soaps to documentaries, with the new BBC drama series Love, Lies and Records being filmed right here. The love affair between the film and TV industry and Yorkshire shows no sign of letting up and, considering all the incredible sights there is to shoot, we don’t see it ending anytime soon.

Passion that drives results

While Aerial Republic is a national and international drone hire company, because of Yorkshire’s incredible scenery, we find ourselves being hired by the UK’s biggest production companies to film in our home county on a regular basis. We’re proud to be putting our own stamp on the cultural future of the land we adore so much.

In Yorkshire, we’ve filmed everything from TV commercials (including cycle plan) and well known documentaries to hugely popular TV series, including The Indestructibles.

At heart, we’re filmmakers and professionals who come from a diverse background in award-winning media production. For us, content is key. Yes, we fly drones and operate steady-cam brushless-gimbals but ultimately, whether on the ground or in the air, we are film-makers at heart.

With us, you’re not just getting the most experienced, best prepared and expertly skilled team around: you’ll also be working with the most passionate and dedicated. We want to produce aerial videography that shows our county to be as beautiful and special as we know it is, so the rest of the world can see it the way we do.

In order to achieve your vision, we also offer a diverse range of filming services. Whether you’re shooting on RED for a feature film, require 4K TV broadcast quality footage or you’re an architect or construction firm in need of 3D landscape modelling or a roof or site survey, we’ve got you covered.

So if you’re a Yorkshire based business or just want to capture some of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, give us a call today to get your project off to a flying start.

"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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