Commercial drone service takes off for Isles of Scilly
Isles of Scilly Travel
This month we were commissioned by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group to capture video and photography of their innovative commercial drone service.
The 60 mile return flight between Land’s End Airport and St Mary’s Airport was a big step in unmanned aviation history, marking the first ever freight drone flight between two UK commercial airports.
The project is a collaboration between the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, which for more than 100 years has provided transportation to the islands, and Hampshire-based UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) company Flylogix, experts in full-service over horizon operations.
They have entered a two-year partnership to develop with the local community what could be the UK’s first scheduled freight delivery service by drone, including plans to develop a larger, purpose-built UAV to meet islanders’ needs.
Our media content was turned around on site at Land’s End Airport and made available to the company’s PR team for distribution to media and news networks.
It’s great to see UAS technology being pushed to the next level and utilised for real world innovative new services. It’s a technology we think has a huge and exciting future not only for the Isles of Scilly but for the world.