Yacht cap­tain takes to the air

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

A FOR­MER lux­ury yacht cap­tain and a chef have launched their own drone pho­tog­ra­phy busi­ness.

An ex­pe­ri­enced un­der­wa­ter videog­ra­pher, sailor Greg first started fly­ing drones, or un­manned aerial de­vices as they are of­fi­cially known, back in 2011 when a bro­ken foot pre­vented him from indulging in wa­ter sports while based in San Diego in Cal­i­for­nia.

Now with the strin­gent for­mal train­ing com­pleted, their firm Lu­nar-ai.com is one of the very few lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions to be li­censed by the Civil Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity to op­er­ate com­mer­cially in the UK.

The pair have set­tled down in Bolling­ton.

Jinny said: “The most im­por­tant thing about this in­dus­try is the need to pro­tect the safety of the public, build­ings and the pi­lot and crew.”


Jinny and Greg Chivers

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