See us at Rail Live 2021

June 8, 2021 in Announcements, Events, UAVs

We are pleased to confirm that Remote Aerial Surveys by Richard Allitt Associates Ltd will be exhibiting at Rail Live 2021 at Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire on 16th-17th June.

We look forward to showcasing our drone surveying capabilities on our stand J13. We are confident that our detailed Risk Assessment and Method Statement for the 2 day outdoor event will mitigate the risk of catching or spreading Covid-19.

It will be the first time that we have exhibited at the event that was originally scheduled for 2020, and we are looking forward to connecting with the industry to discuss the latest innovations that UAV technology can offer the sector.

Richard Allitt Associates have been framework partners for Network Rail since 2014.

New Operations Manager joins Remote Aerial Surveys

November 5, 2020 in Announcements

Remote Aerial Surveys, the UAV division of Richard Allitt Associates, has announced the appointment of Dominic Turner to the role of Operations Manager.

Dominic brings 7 years’ experience of commercial UAV operations to his new role at RAS, which is based in Staplefield, West Sussex and has offered high quality and cost effective survey, inspection, mapping and 3d modelling services to multiple sectors including Water, Environment, Rail and Construction since 2014.

Commenting on joining RAS as Operations Manager, Dominic said:

“We have exciting prospects and challenges ahead. I am really looking forward to working with an established team with the opportunities to further grow the business.”

Martin Allitt, RAA Director, commented that Dominic’s arrival will strengthen RAS’s position in the industry, where RAS has a place on the Network Rail UAV framework, as well as opening up further opportunities in the construction industry.

“The experience that Dominic brings to RAS, at a time when we are also investing in new platforms and payloads to manage increasing demand, will ensure that client satisfaction remains our top priority.

We welcome Dominic to the team and it’s fantastic to see he has jumped straight in on several large-scale current and forthcoming rail projects.”

If you wish to discuss a potential aerial survey with Dominic, please email pilot@remoteaerialsurveys.co.uk with brief details and contact information.

RAA secure CAA permissions for flying fixed-wing Small Unmanned Aircraft

July 16, 2020 in News

Richard Allitt Associates Ltd are pleased to announce their Remote Aerial Surveys division have recently secured CAA permissions for flying fixed-wing Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA).

This exciting addition to our commercial drone operations marks RAS’s 7th year in aerial surveys since first gaining CAA permissions for multirotor SUA in 2014.

With the acquisition of a WingtraOne VTOL earlier this year, RAS are looking forward to extending their capability to benefit key clients such as Network Rail and Tier One Contractors who are looking for a quick and efficient way to survey larger areas.

Martin Allitt, RAS Operations Director said “We were very impressed with the performance of the WingtraOne and knew that it would be a valuable addition to our fleet. We are very pleased with how quickly we’ve managed to train the pilots, update our operations manual and receive our permissions so that we can be operational with the fixed wing this summer – as the demand and interest has been very high among both our existing clients and new ones.”

RAS will be updating their website shortly with technical data on the full fleet capabilities, however in the meantime if you have any queries please contact pilot@remoteaerialsurveys.co.uk and one of the team would be pleased to assist.


See us at Rail Live 2021

June 8, 2021 in Announcements, Events, UAVs

We are pleased to confirm that Remote Aerial Surveys by Richard Allitt Associates Ltd will be exhibiting at Rail Live 2021 at Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire on 16th-17th June.

We look forward to showcasing our drone surveying capabilities on our stand J13. We are confident that our detailed Risk Assessment and Method Statement for the 2 day outdoor event will mitigate the risk of catching or spreading Covid-19.

It will be the first time that we have exhibited at the event that was originally scheduled for 2020, and we are looking forward to connecting with the industry to discuss the latest innovations that UAV technology can offer the sector.

Richard Allitt Associates have been framework partners for Network Rail since 2014.

New Operations Manager joins Remote Aerial Surveys

November 5, 2020 in Announcements

Remote Aerial Surveys, the UAV division of Richard Allitt Associates, has announced the appointment of Dominic Turner to the role of Operations Manager.

Dominic brings 7 years’ experience of commercial UAV operations to his new role at RAS, which is based in Staplefield, West Sussex and has offered high quality and cost effective survey, inspection, mapping and 3d modelling services to multiple sectors including Water, Environment, Rail and Construction since 2014.

Commenting on joining RAS as Operations Manager, Dominic said:

“We have exciting prospects and challenges ahead. I am really looking forward to working with an established team with the opportunities to further grow the business.”

Martin Allitt, RAA Director, commented that Dominic’s arrival will strengthen RAS’s position in the industry, where RAS has a place on the Network Rail UAV framework, as well as opening up further opportunities in the construction industry.

“The experience that Dominic brings to RAS, at a time when we are also investing in new platforms and payloads to manage increasing demand, will ensure that client satisfaction remains our top priority.

We welcome Dominic to the team and it’s fantastic to see he has jumped straight in on several large-scale current and forthcoming rail projects.”

If you wish to discuss a potential aerial survey with Dominic, please email pilot@remoteaerialsurveys.co.uk with brief details and contact information.

RAA secure CAA permissions for flying fixed-wing Small Unmanned Aircraft

July 16, 2020 in News

Richard Allitt Associates Ltd are pleased to announce their Remote Aerial Surveys division have recently secured CAA permissions for flying fixed-wing Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA).

This exciting addition to our commercial drone operations marks RAS’s 7th year in aerial surveys since first gaining CAA permissions for multirotor SUA in 2014.

With the acquisition of a WingtraOne VTOL earlier this year, RAS are looking forward to extending their capability to benefit key clients such as Network Rail and Tier One Contractors who are looking for a quick and efficient way to survey larger areas.

Martin Allitt, RAS Operations Director said “We were very impressed with the performance of the WingtraOne and knew that it would be a valuable addition to our fleet. We are very pleased with how quickly we’ve managed to train the pilots, update our operations manual and receive our permissions so that we can be operational with the fixed wing this summer – as the demand and interest has been very high among both our existing clients and new ones.”

RAS will be updating their website shortly with technical data on the full fleet capabilities, however in the meantime if you have any queries please contact pilot@remoteaerialsurveys.co.uk and one of the team would be pleased to assist.

Pilot's Blog


See us at Rail Live 2021

June 8, 2021 in Announcements, Events, UAVs

We are pleased to confirm that Remote Aerial Surveys by Richard Allitt Associates Ltd will be exhibiting at Rail Live 2021 at Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire on 16th-17th June.

We look forward to showcasing our drone surveying capabilities on our stand J13. We are confident that our detailed Risk Assessment and Method Statement for the 2 day outdoor event will mitigate the risk of catching or spreading Covid-19.

It will be the first time that we have exhibited at the event that was originally scheduled for 2020, and we are looking forward to connecting with the industry to discuss the latest innovations that UAV technology can offer the sector.

Richard Allitt Associates have been framework partners for Network Rail since 2014.

New Operations Manager joins Remote Aerial Surveys

November 5, 2020 in Announcements

Remote Aerial Surveys, the UAV division of Richard Allitt Associates, has announced the appointment of Dominic Turner to the role of Operations Manager.

Dominic brings 7 years’ experience of commercial UAV operations to his new role at RAS, which is based in Staplefield, West Sussex and has offered high quality and cost effective survey, inspection, mapping and 3d modelling services to multiple sectors including Water, Environment, Rail and Construction since 2014.

Commenting on joining RAS as Operations Manager, Dominic said:

“We have exciting prospects and challenges ahead. I am really looking forward to working with an established team with the opportunities to further grow the business.”

Martin Allitt, RAA Director, commented that Dominic’s arrival will strengthen RAS’s position in the industry, where RAS has a place on the Network Rail UAV framework, as well as opening up further opportunities in the construction industry.

“The experience that Dominic brings to RAS, at a time when we are also investing in new platforms and payloads to manage increasing demand, will ensure that client satisfaction remains our top priority.

We welcome Dominic to the team and it’s fantastic to see he has jumped straight in on several large-scale current and forthcoming rail projects.”

If you wish to discuss a potential aerial survey with Dominic, please email pilot@remoteaerialsurveys.co.uk with brief details and contact information.

RAA secure CAA permissions for flying fixed-wing Small Unmanned Aircraft

July 16, 2020 in News

Richard Allitt Associates Ltd are pleased to announce their Remote Aerial Surveys division have recently secured CAA permissions for flying fixed-wing Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA).

This exciting addition to our commercial drone operations marks RAS’s 7th year in aerial surveys since first gaining CAA permissions for multirotor SUA in 2014.

With the acquisition of a WingtraOne VTOL earlier this year, RAS are looking forward to extending their capability to benefit key clients such as Network Rail and Tier One Contractors who are looking for a quick and efficient way to survey larger areas.

Martin Allitt, RAS Operations Director said “We were very impressed with the performance of the WingtraOne and knew that it would be a valuable addition to our fleet. We are very pleased with how quickly we’ve managed to train the pilots, update our operations manual and receive our permissions so that we can be operational with the fixed wing this summer – as the demand and interest has been very high among both our existing clients and new ones.”

RAS will be updating their website shortly with technical data on the full fleet capabilities, however in the meantime if you have any queries please contact pilot@remoteaerialsurveys.co.uk and one of the team would be pleased to assist.