There are times, places and weather conditions when we are unable to fly drones. Some of these locations include prohibited areas such as near airports, prisons, government buildings and protected areas. During our pre-site survey we will be able to tell you if there is a problem and we will work with you so that we might find a solution that meets your needs.
We offer many types of drone services from photography to surveys and inspections to volumetric calculations. Contact us for more information.
We offer aerial photography, photo editing, aerial filming and video production services for many applications. We offer aerial property photography for estate agents, aerial photography for the construction industry, aerial surveys, aerial inspections, promotional videos for marketing, drone photography for weddings, sports and community events and much more. We are happy to advise on the feasibility of any type of aerial photography. Please get in touch.
Our policy gives us public liability cover up to £5 million, is fully FCA & CAA compliant and meets the requirements EC785/2004. This gives our clients peace of mind know that should the worst happen we are covered.
Training is required for all commercial drone operators and is governed by the CAA. Any drone company operating legally in the UK is required to hold a current PFCO and have a valid Operations Manual. Our pilots have successfully completed this training and our Operations Manual is available to view on request of a booking.
Generally speaking we can fly in weather conditions with winds up to 17mph. We cannot fly in the rain at all due to the drones exposed electronics. This is due to the potential damage that this could do to the kit and the negative impact it could have on the quality of the photos. If there are adverse weather visibility conditions (e.g. fog/haze) we may need to alter our flight plan in order to maintain a line of sight with the UAV.
As ruled by the CAA, we are permitted to fly at heights of up to 400ft above ground level (approximately 120m), and at distances of 500m from the pilot. This is in order to ensure the UAV stays in the pilot’s line of sight. We monitor the UAV’s altitude and distance from the pilot using telemetry information fed back to the pilot’s screen. This also streams to the pilot live video footage from the UAV, known as a first person view camera, which aids long distance navigation.
Yes this is possible. Sometimes extra permissions need to be sought when operating in central London. The cost of the survey can increase if it is in a complex area since most of the City of London is a resricted area and any aircraft, no matter how small has to submit a non-standard flight application to fly in these areas. This can take up to 21 days and permission is not guaranteed. Since London is a congested area this can limit the size of aircraft that can fly. As a result working in London is possible but it is essential to allow at least a month to organise the project.
Yes, we’re perfectly able to fly indoors. We have a range of drone that will be able to accommodate your aerial media needs.
Unfortunately, yes. As well as the constraints set out by the CAA to protect public privacy, there are certain airspaces across the country where we need permission from the relevant Air Traffic Control to fly. These areas are typically around airports and sites of military activity. We also need permission from the landowner for land we want to take-off or land on.