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About

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Image: David Johnson

Andy Carman - RPAS Pilot/Operator | Multi-Sensor Imagery Analyst | Infrared Thermographer

As a fully insured, RPQ-s certified (<20kg) Remotely-Piloted Aerial System (RPAS) operator, a multi-sensor Imagery Analyst and BINDT practitioner in Infrared Thermography (Level 1), its founder Andy Carman established ARC Aerial Imaging to continue his knowledge in air-breathing aerial imaging and with his previous professional career acumen in Imagery and Geospatial Analysis for over 22 years.

The Company

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Image: David Jinks/Fridge Productions

Established in January 2015, ARC Aerial Imaging is a diverse and fully comprehensive aerial imaging service through the application of new and continually evolving multi-rotor aerial platforms coupled with various imaging sensors.

Accompanied with Andy's Subject Matter Expertise in Imagery and Spatial Analysis, it's services are aimed to provide a complete client service.  Not only is this through the capture of high quality aerial still images and UHD videos, ARC Aerial Imaging can also articulately plan, consults and comprehensively delivers aerial imaging solutions with analytical and spatial consultancy (textual and illustrative reports) to companies, businesses and agencies for their GIS and planning/surveying-related requirements.

Location

We are based in and extensively cover the North East of England.  Having good access links, ARC Aerial Imaging can reach a broad area within the north of England, encompassing the Scottish Borders, Northumbria, Cumbria, County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire.

Not solely restricted to the north, we can also be commissioned to carry out aerial imaging work within the UK.  If you have any specific aerial imaging requirements from outside this region, please don't hesitate in contacting us as we could assist with your projects or needs - no matter how unique they may be.

 

Accreditation and Compliance

Since January 2015 and now into its second year of operating, ARC Aerial Imaging is certified with its "Permission for Commercial Operations" firmly in place from the CAA which permits it to operate and deliver aerial imaging services using unmanned aerial vehicles; a legal requirement to possess when operating UAVs/drones on a commercial basis in the UK.

In addition and as part of our legal obligations we are and have:

  • Qualified UAV Pilot/Operator trained by a CAA certified NQE Training Provider (Resource UAS - RPQ-s)
     
  • £5M Public Liability insurance from a specialist UAV insurer (John Heath/Coverdrone)
     
  • CAA approved Company Operations Manual including Risk Assessments & Method Statements (RAMS)
     
  • Company Health & Safety Policies and UAV/On Site/Personnel Operating Procedures

Furthermore, ARC Aerial Imaging possesses the ECITB CCNSG Site Safety Passport certification which, as a specialist service provider, is aimed with an underpinning knowledge of Health & Safety to enable contractors to work on a site more safely with lower risk to themselves and others whilst meeting statutory requirements of the Health & Safety Executive.

PFAW No: 685

PFAW No: 685


Memberships

Since April 2015, ARC Aerial Imaging is a member of the Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (ARPAS-UK), the professional trade association that represents the RPAS industry and all of its stakeholders who are involved; from operators to end users and all consultants and industry service providers in between.

In September 2016 and having attended and passed the 'BASIS Agricultural Awareness Training for UAS Operators Course' held at Harper Adams University, ARC Aerial Imaging became a BASIS Professional Registered UAS operator - one of only two drone entities based in Northern England.