Our drone aerial filming flight process

Pre-planning

All drone flights are unique. This is in addition to client specific project briefs. As part of our process to carry out successful flights, we carry out the following as standard during our pre-planning.

  • Research any air space restrictions in desired area to film.

  • Application for special permissions from the CAA to fly where applicable. This may also involve getting special permissions from a private property.Inform ATC (air traffic control) of our intentions to fly.

  • Set-up NOTAMS (notice to airmen) where applicable. A NOTAM involves a written notification issued to pilots before a flight, advising them of circumstances relating to the state of flying.

  • Task extra personnel to act as observers as well as provide security.

Weather Limitations

To provide our clients with the best possible service, our drones will only take flight when the weather is satisfactory. We are restricted as to the types of weather we can fly in, and are unable operate in the following conditions:

  • Wind above 22mph / 20kn / 10m/s
  • Rain
  • Operating Temperature – 14° to 104° F / -10° to 40° C
  • Operating in the right weather conditions is important to all our flight operations.

Before any filming takes place, we will monitor the weather forecast for your desired film location.

Night Flights

Most businesses and brands do not realise this, but flying at night requires additional permissions from the CAA. This includes any flight recording 30 minutes after sunset. We have been granted permission to fly from the CAA. We can discuss any night time flying operations in advance should this be part of your requirements.