What equipment do you use?
We use the DJI S900 spreading wings, its robust and powerful technology is versatile. It can also carry the camera of our choice, the Panasonic GH-4. We use this camera as it as 4K HD filming capabilities which produces amazing results for our clients.
I have a drone, Can take my own pictures or video for my business?
Unfortunately, you can’t. You must be certified by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in order to carry out commercial work with a drone. This also includes giving work away for free, if someone is going to commercially benefit from the image, whether its to help sell a house or use pictures for a company website, you are breaking the law by using any image not taken by a CAA Certified drone operator. Punishments can be large fines and/or imprisonment and if anything were to happen to a member of the public or building, the unqualified operator would not be insured.
My friend has a drone and said that they will take some pictures for me as a favour
This is the same as the previous answer, even if your friend is doing it for free with good intentions of helping you out, the footage is still being used for commercial purposes. Its putting your friend and you at risk of prosecution from the Civil Aviation Authority. If the person taking the pictures is not CAA Certified, they are not insured. If there were any freak accidents involving the drone and a building/vehicle or a member of the public there will be severe consequences by the CAA and it can end up in a criminal conviction
What does it mean when you say you’re CAA certified?
This means that we have gained the permission of the Civil Aviation Authority to use drones for commercial purposes, this can also be known as a license. This means we have been fully trained and can comply with aviation law when carrying out filming work. Anyone who operates a drone commercially if they do not have this is breaking the law.
Where are you based and how far do you travel?
We are based in Darlington, County Durham. We have excellent links to motorway networks and airports. We travel the length and breadth of Great Britain and because of our location we can do it with ease and good timing.
Do you offer discounts for multi-bookings?
Yes we do, we work closely with Estate Agents and Hotel groups whom use our services regularly, with this in mind we are able to offer discounts for 5+ bookings of up to 20%
How much does it cost?
Each job is tailored to the needs of our client, therefore each package will be different, we provide no obligation quotes and have no hidden extras.
Can you control the camera from the ground?
Yes we can, the camera is attached to the underneath of the drone and has a 360 uninterrupted view and tilt capabilities
How safe is it?
In two words, very safe. We have strict measures in place and carry out pre flight checks to ensure safety to both the property/area and the drone itself. The drone is controlled by setting a ‘route’ for it to follow and this can be over-ridden by the pilot at any point should an issue arise, as an extra measure there is a ‘home’ facility, which means that the drone will stop its flight and travel back to its start location on command.
Any other questions?