About Aerial Services & Photodrone

Tim Whittaker Photography supplies a full range of aerial photographic and video services, using Helicopter, Fixed and UAV

Tim Whittaker Photography has, over the last 5 years, been trialing and developing the Photodrone or UAPV (Unmanned Aerial Photographic Vehicle) and now has a stable high quality working platform

It has a GPS guidance system, gyroscopically stabilized, FPV (First Person View) allowing remote control using a video link. On board also there is an HD video camera and a Hi-Res stills digital camera independently controlled. The HD video link can be viewed by the client in real time during the flight.

The Photodrone is in addition to our fleet of services for Aerial Photographic options complimenting our fixed wing, helicopter  platforms.

Primarily focusing on 3 services;

  1. Vertical Imaging
  2. Oblique Imaging
  3. HD Video (with live in-flight streaming)

Some of the uses include;

  • Elevated Real Estate photography
  • Police crime scene surveillance
  • Fire scene work
  • Promotional HD aerial videos
  • High Structure inspection
  • Disaster zone work
  • Vineyards
  • Municipal Property
  • Civil Engineering projects
  • Televison News
  • Mapping


Tim Whittaker Photography & the Photodrone
are based in Hawkes Bay but travel throughout the country.


Tim Whittaker has over 25 years commercial and aerial photography experience and holds Pilots Licences for Balloon, Fixed Wing (PPL), Paraglider & Paramotor. We are also the first in Hawke’s Bay to  hold the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority Part 102 Certification for U.A.V. (Pilotless Aircraft) Operations



Click above to view certificate

Images from these platforms can also be found at the Tim Whittaker Photographys sites www.tim.co.nz Photo Library and www.airshots.co.nz

Please visit www.tim.co.nz or contact Tim from this site for further information.


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