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Surprisingly, most modern drones have a maximum range of around 5-7 miles! However, you are limited by the CAA to only fly 400ft above the ground and 500m away from the pilot. That said, there is a lot of scope to capture amazing shots within these limitations!
We hold insurance specific to drone flying with public liability insurance of £5,000,000 as standard, including kit cover and indemnity. This can easily be increased to suit the needs of your production, so you can rest assured we’ve got you covered.
Yes! Our aircraft are equipped with collision avoidance technology which allows us to operate without GPS assistance. We recommend using a smaller aircraft where possible, but flying indoors actually reduces some of the risks as you are no longer flying in controlled airspace.
On average, about 15-25 minutes. This very much depends on the aircraft and the conditions you are flying in. Things like wind, altitude and temperature can all affect your time in the air. We’ll always have a battery charging station on the go to keep things charged up, even in remote locations!
Quite fast! Our aircraft can achieve speeds of up to 60mph! That is if we have enough space and the conditions are right. In contrast, we can also fly very slowly, allowing for greater creative freedom on shoots requiring more cinematic ‘dolly’ like moves or time-lapse.
Unfortunately, the short answer is no. Rain and high winds are just about the only things that will stop up flying. Our pilots will make an assessment on the day as to whether it is safe and we often find ourselves working around the rain as it passes throughout the day. If it forecast to rain on the day, where possible we will re-schedule the shoot.
We always keep a close eye on the weather forecast to make sure things can go ahead as planned! We have a free 24h cancellation policy, so if the predicted weather is bad, we will re-schedule with you. If the shoot goes ahead and the weather turns bad on the day, we can monitor the conditions and try to work around them. Sadly, we will not be able to fly if the weather remains unsafe.
Having a camera operator on the team is essential. While the pilot is flying the drone, the camera operator is controlling the gimbal’s speed and position, as well as camera settings, to allow complete control over the shot. It’s much safer and a much easier way of nailing the shot!