I started in 2016 with my first drone and the idea was born to earn money with flying a drone. With 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing I realised that Estate Agents and Yacht brokers don’t use the drone as a marketing tool when they are selling property and yachts.
After I passed my exam to qualify as a certified drone operator I started to work with Estate Agents and Yacht Brokers in The Netherlands. I realised quickly that in Holland not many properties are located in area’s where you also are allowed to fly with a drone. My focus changed to the Yacht Brokers with success.
When I decided in 2018 to move back to the UK I had to stop with my company in Holland but never had the intention to quit with the drones. In December 2018 I started “Sussex From Above” on Facebook and Youtube. As the UK market is completely different than the Dutch market my focus is back on property video’s, surveys and inspection.
2021: While the Covid-19 has struck the world we also slowed down with the plans to launch a marketing campaign to put Sussex From Above on the West Sussex map.
Sussex From Above is an International Drone Company and is Licensed by the CAA
- UK Operator ID: OP-GC74YPK
- UK Flyer ID: FLY-JJW5TL
All drones of Sussex From Above are fully insured by Coverdrone/ Starr International (Europe) Limited with combined Bodily Injury and Damage to Property with a £2 million Liability Insurance.
Pre Flight Checks
To minimize the risk of accidents, fly aways and other unforeseen incidents we carry out pre flight checks. These pre flight checks include:
- That the drones and intelligent batteries have the latest software updates.
- All batteries are fully charged.
- The flight Apps have the latest updates.
- Weather and Windspeed checks.
- Surveying the surrounding area where we are going to fly.
- Satellite check (minimum of 4 satellites are needed to use GPS).
The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is a great drone for tower and structure inspections for a few reasons. As its name suggests, this drone has an impressive zoom feature. In the inspection industry, this is particularly useful because it allows the operator to get an up-close look at the subject of the inspection while maintaining a safe distance and not losing image quality. The Mavic 2 Zoom is also relatively small and compact yet extremely stable in the air, which makes it well-suited for various kinds of inspection work. This drone’s robust transmission system is another significant bonus. What’s more, the 30+ minutes of flight time per battery.
The DJI Phantom 4 is another drone you should definitely consider for tower and structure inspections. The Phantom series is DJI’s flagship drone and arguably the most common commercial drone out there, and for good reason. The Phantom’s camera is stellar, and it has a host of unique features that make it extremely versatile in terms of commercial work. The Phantom is particularly well suited for inspection work because of its size and stability in the air. This drone is larger and heavier than other drones in its class. This means the Phantom has much more stable flight characteristics which is a must for a drone that’s going to be flying close to structures.
The DJI Osmo is Motion without blur. Action shots without shake. Perfect video even when you move. Thanks to advanced technologies specifically designed to keep the camera flat no matter how you move it, the DJI Osmo helps you record videos and take photos like never before. It is much more than just a camera. It helps you create with more freedom than ever. We use this camera for our property video service.