The Story

Sky High Drones was formed in 2018 by founder Neal Hendes. In a previous life Neal setup and ran Camelot Marquees Ltd, an award winning marquee company on the south coast of the UK. It was here that Neal was first introduced to drones and subsequently bought one for the marquee business to use as a promotional tool, looking to get a different angle of the marquees during and after installs. That natural progression of this was to become licensed to operate a drone so it could be used on a wide range of sites to fully utilise the benefits the drone has to offer. Neal gained his PfCO from the Civil Aviation Authority and has public liability insurance so is able to undertake commercial work with the drone in the UK.

Headshot of Neal Hendes
Neal Hendes

It wasn’t long before a couple of people Neal had previously done business with had learnt of his new PfCO license and asked him to carry out roof surveys and chimney surveys for a portfolio of properties, both residential and commercial. As people were starting to request work more often Neal decided that a separate business should be setup up to service the enquiries and provide a professional setup. Sky High Drones was born.

Neal specialises in roof surveys, chimney surveys and building surveys, working closely with building contractors, architects, property developers and insurance companies.