Eye in the Sky Glasgow

John S B Crawford – Director / Operator

How it started and our commitment….Eye in the Sky Glasgow was established 2017 and is fully committed to providing Drone Services for all. During 2019 we updated our Operations Manual 18th June 2019 V6 which was approved by the CAA allowing CAA Permissions PfCO to be issued Certificate Number 3  for 2019/2020. Eye in the Sky Glasgow is Registered Drone Operator under the new CAA 2019 Drone Regulations ID: OP-5YFQQMZ and ID : FLY-VCFFBR. We pride ourselves in providing services to include, but are not limited too high-level non-intrusive Inspection’s, Surveys with Thermal Imaging and Aerial Imaging Construction Progress and Marketing Photography and Video.

My past Career in Oil & Gas Construction Management with a vast experience in Health and Safety coupled with my work ethics my target is to provide a valuable service across a broad range of industries that can be fully utilised safely, efficiently whilst remaining cost effective to what previously would have been deemed too expensive. I personally find the work that we produce totally amazing and I’m convinced you will too. So…if you identify any work where our expertise can be of service, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch, it costs nothing to ask and I also believe their are no stupid questions.

John S B Crawford -Director / Operator

Business Plan, Investment, Training and Qualifications

During 2017 I investigated the Who, What, Where, When and Why questions for Drone Technology and I came up with the answers that there is a gap in the market out there that can utilize there use for Aerial Inspections, Surveys & Photography. Where we used the expense of Helicopters, High Ladders, Access Scaffolding, Hydraulic Lifts, Abseil Teams and many more inspection methods. Now with the advancement in Drone Technology, Safety Operations Courses and Company Operations Manuals, Public Liabilities Insurance and the setting out by the Aviation Experts, mainly NATS (National Air Traffic Services) and the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) the Legal Procedures and Guidelines (CAP 393, 722, 1763) allows safe drone operations which can be completed in a less expensive safe manner, ensuring vast savings for clients.

I gave equal consideration to How and How Much, so I set out an Investment Plan, Business Case and Business Plan, then spent time reviewing Company requirements, Transport and Equipment, Pre Course Training and how to attain CAA Qualifications and the best companies delivering approved NQE Training. After spending a few months of daily flying practice when good weather permitted, I successfully completed my 3 days Course with final day Theory and Practical Exams at NATS (NQE Approved) prestigious Prestwick Airport facility with a full CAA Qualification RPAS/PfCO which is CAA Permissions to Fly Commercial Operations as a Professional Drone Company. Updated 2019/20 Operations Manual approved by the CAA allowing PfCO Certificate #3 issued for 2019/2020


Safety First Always ~ If in Doubt “ASK”

The company is fully equipped NATs Trained and Qualified with CAA Approvals, registered with the CAA (Document CAP 1361) available online with Liabilities Insurance in place, fully approved “Safety Operations Manual” . Eye in the Sky Glasgow has the ability to provide Aerial Inspections, Surveys & Photography Services (Oblique and Vertical) and at a fraction of previous costs using other methods.

As Company Director RPAS / PfCO Operator, centrally located Eye in the Sky Glasgow are providing a Professional & Innovative Commercial Drone Service, and can very promptly respond to all client’s needs and easily mobilize at short notice. Therefore if you identify any scope of work where we may be of service (also see our services section) please don’t hesitate to get in touch for free advice either on e-mail or contact numbers as below or on my contact page.