“Realising the possibilities of aerial imagery”

What can prevent an aerial shoot?

WEATHER – The 2 main reasons that prevent safe flights are wind and rain. Winds can be unpredictable and differ significantly between ground level and 100ft altitude. As a general rule 20mph wind gusts are the limit for safe flight and smooth footage. We cannot fly while raining.

LOCATION : Conjested areas such as roads, schools, town centres etc. Also power cables and large metal structures have to be avoided. We cannot fly over events where large crowds of people are gathered, even in a remote location.

Can we watch the flight and shoot?

YES! It can often benefit the client to have someone accompany the pilot during a shoot, and view from the ground what the camera sees while in the air. Collaborating with the pilot on heights, angles and distance from the subject, can ensure capturing the exact shot you are after.

Is fly2view licensed and qualified to operate commercially?

YES – Pilots hold RPQs (Remote Pilot Qualification on small unmanned aerial vehicles) and have ‘permissions for
aerial work’ granted by the C.A.A. (Civil Aviation Authority).

Is fly2view fully insured?

YES – Fights are covered against any accidental public liability damages caused by the aircraft in flight, up to a figure of 2 million pounds.

Can you fly indoors?

YES – As long as the space is large enough. The CAA rules and regulations do not apply inside any building, so there are only restrictions involving some common sense, and insurance if needed, as our policy does not cover this.

How long does flight take?

This does vary, but generally we prefer to fly in short bursts of  a few minutes at a time. The batteries can provide around 15-20 minutes of average speed flight with low wind conditions, but we always carry pre-charged spare batteries to site.

Do you work overseas?

YES : We are always pleased to discuss and agree on a package for overseas projects.

How high, how far and how fast can you film?

The regulations from the CAA for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) state a maximum height of 400ft, and must remain in the pilots line of sight up to a maximum of 500 meters distance. The maximum horizontal travel speed is around 50mph.

What laws exist?

Each country has different laws regarding the operation of UAVs. We abide by each countries legislation including the United Kingdom where we predominately work. For a full listing of the present legislation please visit Drone Law