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Firm takes flight with aerial shots

Philip Fearnley with his booming business on aeriel photography using a

Philip Fearnley with his booming business on aeriel photography using a "drone"

The sky’s the limit for a Sowerby Bridge photography firm after reaping the rewards of investing in the latest state-of-the-art equipment.

Halo Vue photography’s multicopter offers a fully stabilised camera that can take shots and film from between four to 400 feet.

The system is a two-man operation, has a one-and-a-half metre wingspan and eight propellers.

It has already been used to film a sequence for the One Show and looks set to be used on the professional golf circuit.

Philip Fearnley, from the company, said: “It’s only in the last couple of years that these aerial units have dropped in price that we could afford.

“It took a year to get the license from the Civil Aviation Authority

“We did some photos of Crossley Heath School which went in the Courier, but the day after a TV producer phoned me who lives in Halifax who saw the article.

“He passed it onto his boss and we got commissioned to film for the One Show, which went out last week.

“A professional golf teacher also contacted us who wants to take it to Florida to film some holes over there.

“We’ve been in touch with Sally Wainwright, who wrote Last Tango in Halifax, and said she’d keep us in mind for future shows too.

“It’s unique but highly regulated - very few people have a license to fly them.

“It’s given us a unique selling point and is going to be big in all sorts of areas.”

 

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