James spent a combined 18 years in the RAF & MoD and has served in many roles in the UK and overseas including multiple operational deployments.  He has a BA (Hons) and BTEC in Photography as well as having had a fixed wing Private Pilots Licence (PPL) for 25 years, so it was inevitable that his two passions became Air-Frames (UK) Limited in early 2013.


Like most drone companies we have several colleagues in the industry we can call upon to grow our team when required for larger jobs.  We have 5-6 additional freelance pilots and camera operators we use regularly and can cater for most eventualities.


“Good communication, efficient and friendly, minimum fuss and maximum professionalism…
…I would happily recommend Air-Frames to any TV crew, we got exactly what we wanted and we’re very pleased with the results.”
Bronwen Reed, Producer ABC News 'Foreign Correspondent'

All the hard work preparing the new venue was worth it just for one of those shots, they’re epic!

Guy Hindley, owner of Ribblesdale Park & Gisburne Park Estate

“There’s nothing James shot that wasn’t used in the series, titles, establishers, general views, the lot!”

Paul Murphy, Director BBC 'Home from Home'

James is our No.1 drone pilot…

…professional to a T, his work never disappoints and is always such a pleasure to have on crew.

Adam Barker, Founder - Video Ink Ltd