James spent a combined 16 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.


Matthew owns and operates his own company Drones on Demand, but regularly teams up with Air-Frames and Matthew and James have been working together for several years now, sharing equipment and knowledge. Matthew additionally has an Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) qualification out to 1500m and also reduced separations down to 10m.


Anna is also a company Director but more importantly controls the purse strings!  Anna served over ten years in the military and has years of HR and management experience, so keeps track of our performance and spending on a part-time basis.  Anna also helps out when we need an additional pair of hands.

Like many companies we don’t have permanent staff but bring in freelance camera operators, runners and additional pilots when needed.  We have a base of about 5-6 trusted freelancers we can call upon and we have worked with on various projects, from broadcast to survey data collection.


“Good communication, efficient and friendly – James helped us get the aerial shots we wanted with a minimum of 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'