Welcome to Richard Elliott Aerial Filming. I’m a UK, EU & US approved aerial filmmaker, drone pilot, photographer & videographer - with OSC extended permissions for drone operations throughout the UK.

I’m based in the Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh & London – a member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, operating worldwide, and contracted with Getty Images since 1990.

Our Equipment

Inspire 3 / X9-8K Air

Alta 8 / Movi Pro

Mavic 3 Pro Cine

Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced


In-house cameras: Canon EOS C70 & EOS R5C with a selection of RF lenses from 15-500mm.

Latest work

30 October 2023

Castle Party 2023

Château de Vallery, near Paris, France

30 October 2023

Zulu Ecosystems film

Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

30 October 2023

Fred. Olsen 175 years TV advert

Various, throughout Europe

30 October 2023

‘Humble Courage’ – a story of hope in adversity

Point of the Bluff, near Hammondsport, New York, USA

29 October 2023

Calgary Stampede

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Clients include

BBC logo
Netflix logo
Rolls Royce logo
Google logo
Channel 4 logo
British Airways logo
Tag logo
National Geographic logo
BAE logo

CAA approved for aerial work, PFCO company number 532, FAA number 4242184

CAA logo
ARPAS logo
FAA logo
First Option logo
OPITO logo
ARRI logo
AOP logo
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