How we started.
Welcome to Bad Wolf Horizon, a unique FPV drone team that operates across the UK and EU. We specialize in capturing stunning aerial footage that offers a dynamic and exciting perspective on any location. Our team is made up of skilled pilots and technicians who are passionate about what we do. We take pride in delivering high-quality work to our clients, and we are always seeking new and innovative ways to go above and beyond the competition.
Bad Wolf Horizon was founded in 2017, by Tom Wadsworth, a graduate with a degree in Product Design Engineering. As a creative opportunist, Tom has always strived to do things differently, to think outside the box, and to deliver services across the UK which are unique, new, and exciting. This hard work has paid off as Tom has a number of awards including "Young Business Person of the Year" in the South West and "40-under-40" in the UK.
Depending on the shoot, we can scale up or down our team as required. Our core team includes Tom Wadsworth (FPV drone pilot, GPS drone pilot), Joe Lawson (FPV drone pilot, GPS drone pilot, camera operator and director) and Becky (camera assistant and camera operator).
Safety and professionalism are top priorities for us, and we maintain all necessary licenses and certifications to operate legally and safely. We are committed to meeting the needs of our clients and exceeding their expectations, and we have a reputation for delivering exceptional service.
Bad Wolf Container HQ.
As you may know by now, we like to do things differently. Not just in the work that we create, but also in the space in which we work. Renting a large space (especially with all of our gear) doesn't sound very sustainable for an ever-changing business, so we thought outside of the box... or rather, in the box?
Meet our new headquarters, two double-stacked 20ft shipping containers, designed by us, and the perfect space for an office, a drone building workshop, with kit storage downstairs. Why containers? No huge monthly overheads, more environmentally conscious, with lower ongoing electricity and water bills. Finally, these structures are both moveable and expandable, which caters to our business which is continuously pivoting with the world around us.
Why not come on round to visit and join us for a coffee?
Unless you've been living under a rock, you will know that the world is starting to fall apart. At Bad Wolf Horizon, the neverending LiPo battery charging and discharging, the 10's of thousands of miles driven per year, and the occasional out-of-country flight means that we are much a part of the problem as everyone else.
In order to reduce our environmental impact on the planet, we offset our carbon (and exceed it), through supporting and donating some of our profits to various charities in the UK. In our minds there are two main ways to help the planet:
1. Prevent deforestation. In order to help with this, we provide a monthly donation to Cool Earth. A rainforest deforestation prevention charity based in Penryn, Cornwall.
2. Plant trees and offset carbon. Ecologi is a platform which allows us to calculate our business' carbon creation, enabling us to offset this amount each month. Take a look at the link below to learn more about the number of trees we've planted, where they've been planted and how sign up for yourself.
Of course, we have our problems and we are not nearly where we want to be in terms of plastic creation and the purchase of goods from abroad. Generally, new drones are packaged in large quantities of plastic and with a high number of air miles too. This is an ongoing concern and we want to continue to be better, as our business progresses.
Earning our Place
We are serious about safety. To be able to fly any aircraft up to 25kg in the UK and we have our EASA A2 CoC, allowing us to fly legally within the EU. Full training is required to teach pilots how to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of people on the ground and, in the sky.
We are fully qualified to fly commercially and have a full Operational Authorisation License from the CAA.
We have our Operational Authorisation (AO) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
We have public liability insurance of £5 million with a fully certified, UAS specialist insurer.
We are qualified to fly any drone in the Open Category across the EU & EASA countries