Do you hold a licence from the CAA?
Yes I hold a current PFAW from the CAA - Operator # 570.
Are you insured?
Yes, I hold public liability insurance.
What weather can fly you?
Rain is the biggest issue for the Inspire 2 with rain getting on the lens however it can fly in pretty severe wind.
What happens if the weather is bad on the day of the shoot?
Usually we’d make a call 48hrs beforehand based on several forecasts. If the weather looks bad we’d aim to re-schedule. That said it can only take a small window to get air-borne and get the shot!
How long can you fly?
The Inspire can stay in the air for around 15/20 mins depending on the temperature and wind speed. I have 8 pairs of batteries.
Can you fly indoors?
Yes, usually I’d use a gimbal operator.
Can you fly close to people and buildings?
I can fly within 50m of structures and people outwith our control. If we have permission from talent/building owners we can get much closer. Please see CAA regulations here.
Can you launch from a boat?
Yes, usually we’d hand launch and catch the drone.