For the first time in its history Chichester Cathedral in West Sussex has used an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), more commonly known as a drone, to carry out an important aerial survey on the spire of the Cathedral in Chichester.

Back in October 2014 the spire suffered a direct lightning strike. This made it important to carry out a close aerial inspection of the stonework to check for any damage.  The cost of employing the services of a drone helped to save costs for the Cathedral which was very welcomed.

Controlled by a Drone Safe Register member from the ground the highly qualified operator used a powerful camera which delivers high resolution photographs and video.

The Cathedral then took advantage of this aerial work to capture a piece of videography which then allowed them to view the Cathedral, its precincts, and surrounding area from a unique perspective from above.

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