Overhead Productions were recently contacted by the team at Belfast Castle. We were asked if we would be able to provide aerial shots for a forthcoming promotional video they were planning.
Belfast Castle is set on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland, in a prominent position 400 feet above sea level. Its location provides unobstructed views of the city of Belfast and Belfast Lough.

Belfast Air Traffic Zones
Belfast Air Traffic Zones

The location of Belfast Castle makes planning a UAV flight in the vicinity a task in itself, for anyone not familiar with the location, it basically sits in within the ATZ (Air Traffic Zone) of two major international airports.
We had to liaise with the authorities at both airports in order to conduct the flight safely; which meant remaining in constant contact with Air Traffic Control personnel at both airports for the duration of our operation.

With all permissions and risk assessments in place, we conducted the flight according to our assigned brief, capturing the shots the director of the promotional video required, as you can see the aerial video we captured only serves to highlight the castles beauty and the beauty of the location.

The shots were captured on Overhead Production‘s DJI Inspire Professional using a Zenmuse X5 camera.

Mick Walker

Managing Director / UAV Pilot of Overhead Productions

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  • Great stuff Mick, your footage looks great and the Castle is awesome. This just shows the power of the Drone and the ways that they can be used on the marketing side of things.
    Keep up the great work mate.

Mick Walker

Managing Director / UAV Pilot of Overhead Productions

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