About Vistaworx

We are small, adventurous, fun company to work with and dedicated to offering the finest service to our customers. We use the latest in aircraft design, allowing us to provide the highest standards in drone filming and aerial photography. Although based in the South West, we are happy to travel throughout the UK and abroad.

Vistaworx carries up to £5,000,000 public liability insurance and has full RPQ-s certification and CAA PfCO (Permissions for Commercial Operation) We also carry full night time permissions with CAA approval, allowing us to fly at any time throughout a 24 hour period.

Note: Employing a non approved, unlicensed drone operator without insurance is not only dangerous, but also against the law. All UK pilots must have the relevent training certification, CAA permissions and public liability insurance. If you are in any doubt whatsoever, ask the operator, as any approved operator should be happy to show you their relevant certification and approvals.​

Hiring a non approved drone operator can be foolhardy. If they are not CAA approved, then they will not have the relevent public liability insurance. In case of a claim, the procuring party could be held liable.

Howard Rockliffe
Owner/Chief Pilot & Cinematographer / RPQ-s qualified

Howard set up Vistaworx in the autumn of 2014. He is an experienced TV cameraman and commercial photographer
who has worked for some of the biggest broadcasters in the business; including BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, and the Discovery Channel. His career also includes working for the past 15 years as a commercial photographer. Projects have taken him to many places across the globe and he has flown various types of drones including the S1000 heavy lift octocopter and has accrued more than 75 hours airtime,

David Hart
Pilot & Cinematographer / RPQ-s qualified

David's career spans more than 25 years as a TV cameraman, filming a vast array of programmes for
the BBC and he has a wealth of knowledge in post production. David often teams up with Howard when there is a requirement for dual flying. Having a two man drone operation brings with it a new set of disciplines, which in turn provides clients with an excellent opportunity to capture material not always possible with a single operator.


Alex Oldfield
Industrial Survey Pilot / BNUC qualified

Alex is an important member of the Vistaworx team who primarily works on industrial projects. His knowledge and experience is extensive in the areas of surveying and 3D photogrammetry. His flying experience extends from the
smallest of drones up to our heavy lift octocopter, capable of capturing high quality Lidar data. His deep seated
knowledge and dedication to providing the finest quality work is held in high esteem.

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