Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does the drone pilot I hire have to be licensed?

Yes. While your best friend or another close associate may be very capable drone pilots, they can’t legally accept money for flying their drone. This is classified as commercial drone operation and requires that the drone pilot have a license from the FAA.

Besides, you'd want a professional for the best aerial photography you can get.

Are you a licensed Drone Pilot?

Yes. We are licensed by the FAA to fly drones commercially. This includes Aerial y, Photography, Cinematography, Mapping, Construction, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Thermal Inspections, Wind Turbine Assessments, and Solar Panel Check-Ups. Any pilot that flies with us is also required to have an FAA License and all crew members are thoroughly trained on drone operations and procedures before working with us on your job.

How much does it cost? (crew, rehearsals, planning, safety, precise execution, etc)

Each job is unique and we are happy to give you a no-obligation quote on your specific job once we get the details. Things that affect rates include the type of drone and payload necessary, crew required, the complexity of the shots, and airspace clearances required.

Can you fly anywhere?

We have flown over mountains, water and dry land. We have also flown in controlled airspace and flight restricted zones with prior permission and clearance from the FAA and TSA. We are well-familiar with the clearance application procedures for controlled and flight-restricted airspace. We get your Aerial photography shots legally and safely.

What about shots of monuments and landmarks-can you do those?

Getting aerial photography and/or video of monuments and landmarks is an important request that we receive all the time. Many monuments and landmarks are on a no-fly list for drones as are many critical infrastructure areas such as power plants and dams. We can give you a quick answer if you have a specific monument in mind.

Can you fly at night?

Yes. Aerial photography or video at night is fun and effective when done safely and legally. We have a special authorization from the FAA for Night Operations. This type of flying can be dangerous so it requires extra crew and planning to fly successfully. Visit our night Flight Page for more details.

Can you fly over water?

Yes. We have flown over and near water. Since wind can be a factor, this type of flying takes special preparation and planning and may take extra crew and larger drones to complete successfully. Your aerial photography will happen safely and effectively, even if flying above or near water.

Can you fly when it’s raining or snowing?

Foul-weather flying is possible, but takes specialized drones and cameras/payloads. We would be happy to discuss your vision and what it would take to accomplish it

Do you offer a guarantee?

Our goal is for you to be satisfied with the aerial photography and video we shoot for you.

How long does a typical aerial project take?

Simple, fair-weather projects can take a couple of hours, while complex missions with actors, vehicles and intricate maneuvers can take an entire day or more to plan, coordinate and complete. Planning and communication are the key.

Do you have insurance?

We carry a $1,000,000.00 liability policy. Never hire a drone operator who does not carry insurance.

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