John Michaels AV

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Aerial Videography, photography, site inspections, security - affordable solutions anytime you need to see something from the air.

Our pricing

Here is a quick guide to our UK aerial photography prices.
Our drone aerial photography pricing may vary depending on the complexity, associated risks and location of the drone aerial photography. Please call or email us to discuss your plans and requirements.
Each job is unique and because all aerial photography drone flights are covered by CAA regulations we always carry out a detailed online Pre-flight survey before sending you a final quote.
We do not do drone camera hire or drone rental without one of our pilots.
Drones come with 4 fully charged batteries giving over 1 hour initial flight time.  Batteries are then charged during booked session and take aprox 1 hour each.

DJI Inspire 2

DJI Drone Hire with one pilot
8 Hours - £600

Drone Hire with two pilots - £850
(UAV operator and camera man)

DJI Phantom 4 Pro

DJI Drone Hire with one pilot
8 hours - £500
4 hours - £300
Drone Hire with two pilots - (UAV operator and camera man)£750

DJI Mavic Pro

DJI Drone Hire with one pilot
8 hours - £450
4 hours - £250
2 hours - £150

DJI Spark - aka "Sparkie"

DJI Drone Hire with one pilot
8 hours - £400
4 hours - £225
2 hours - £150

Additional Services

Video Editing (per hour) - £75
Audio production (per hour) - £50
UAS flight training inc. UAS (per hour) - £75
Overseas Work - Call
Price does not include Travel.  Jobs that require travel over 100 miles (from CM6) £0.50 per mile will be added to the price.  Jobs over 300 miles away would require overnight accommadation.  All expenses are agreed with the client in writing, prior to the start of the job.

JMAV are happy to provide tenders and quotations to councils and other public sector organisations.

All quotations and instructions are subject to JMAV Terms and Conditions that are included with all quotations.

Our Public Liability insurance is £1 million.
Site Survey, Booking, Deposit and Timing 
  • Unmanned Aircraft systems (UAS) are affected by the weather especially in the U.K.  Therefore JMAV have a flexible and pragmatic approach to scheduling client work.
  • We cannot operate our drones in rain or high winds.   Also clients may have specific requirements that restrict us to flying at specific times.

What We Need From You
  • The location of the shoot (with an exact postcode), proposed date and a brief containing as much background information as possible on what you want us to photograph and film.

Site Survey
  • We can then do an initial site survey to see if the shoot is possible and if there are any other factors, flight restrictions or permissions that need to be considered.
  • In larger filming shoots the UAS aerial work may be a small part of an overall production.  However in order to comply with the terms of our CAA license we still need to complete our pre-flight survey.  This could involve a physical site visit (chargable).
  • Each job is unique with a mixture of external influences that can affect when and where we can film, but we plan ahead to decrease possible disruptions.
Booking & Deposit
  • If the result of our site survey is positive JMAV will send you a quote with a detailed brief of the shoot, provisional date and costs.
  • If you are happy with our quotation, we may arrange a physical site visit to discuss any final arrangements.
  • We operate a provisional booking system with a firm shoot date agreed once we have received a 25% deposit.​
  • The balance will be paid on the day of the shoot in cleared funds upon presentation of an invoice.
  • We monitor the weather forecast 5 days in advance of any shoot.  If the signs are not good we talk to the client 48 hours prior to the shoot.
  • At this point we will reschedule the shoot to the next suitable date at no additional cost and the booking deposit is transferred to the new date. Weather is a known business risk in the UK, so we have to be as flexible as possible to ensure that bookings can be rearranged.
  • If the shoot cannot be re-scheduled due to factors out of our control (live events, client availability) JMAV do not offer a refund of the initial deposit.
  • If we both decide to stay with the original date and we have bad weather, our pilots will wait on site as long as possible in the hope of a break in the weather.
  • If we arrive on site and are unable to shoot on the day we will charge in full.
If the client cancels the shoot within 7 days of the scheduled date the 25% deposit will not be refunded.​
Copyright and Use of Material 
JMAV retains the copyright of all aerial photography and filmed content.

We can negotiate and agree a buyout of footage for specific filming contracts.

Our clients have full use of all photography and filmed material for their own business promotion, media, print, marketing, advertising and website use.  In our terms of service clients are permitted to use all material in conjunction with their media, print and advertising suppliers. Clients are not permitted to sell the material or allow general 3rd parties to use it without prior written agreement from us.

We reserve the right to use any video footage or photograph still images for our own PR purposes, on our website, in a showreel, in printed material and on social media unless agreed in advance.  With regard to client confidentiality and any embargo provisions, JMAV agrees not use any video footage or photographs until our client has published the material.

We also reserve the right to supply video footage and photographs to stock libraries at a later date.