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

24 January 2024

Samsung Galaxy S24 launch event

Magazine London, Greenwich Peninsula, London

24 January 2024

Free Your Mind: The Matrix Now

Aviva Studios, Manchester, England

24 January 2024

LNER TV advert

Digswell Viaduct, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England

24 January 2024

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay – Torchlight Procession

Edinburgh Old Town & Castle, Scotland

31 December 2023

Filming a TV advert on the fishing industry

Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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
AOP logo