There is no doubt about it, having drone footage included in your project will add a whole new level of "epic" to your film. We love using our drones, we love the results and so have our clients. But, there are quite a few factors that must be considered before we send our craft into the sky. This comprehensive list of FAQs will answer any questions you may have about having a drone at your wedding.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
Yes, we have very strict safety measures in place and every aircraft is flight tested by an inspector before it commences operation. We also have onboard safety measures and at the flick of a switch the UAV will come “home” and land by its self. The same procedure is in place should the batteries run low or we lose communication with the craft.
Yes, we hold a BNUC-s license examined by Euro USC and accredited by the CAA.
Yes, it's a requirement by law.
Yes, as long the area inside is big enough.
Safety is our main priority and we never fly over an audience or crowd who are not in our control and who are not briefed on the emergency procedures. Most of the time, however, we are able to fly next to crowds with a clear flight line and make it look like we are over them.
We currently have 2 UAVs which are operational. Both of which are capable of flying by GPS or by Manual control.
Depending on the weather each battery can last between 8 and 15 minutes. We carry multiple sets with us and can recharge on site from our vehicle.
About 25 mph.
Winds above 15mph makes it difficult to create smooth and steady shots.
No, as our UAVs are powered by batteries it could cause damage.
By law we have to be able to see our UAV, so there has to be always uninterrupted line of sight between pilot and UAV. The maximum radius we can fly away from us is 500m. We are also limited to 400ft in height; however it is sometimes possible to get permission to fly higher.
We have a live stream down to a monitor which enables us to ensure the framing is correct.
Yes, we can remote control pan 360 and tilt.
The best place to fly is an open area where you do not endanger other people, animals or property. Also note that strong RF interference in the area might cause the drone to act erratically. It's helpful to start on a grass covered area to avoid damage to the drone should you go down.
Below is a map of Scotland to illustrate what areas have restrictions which may affect our ability to fly our drone at your wedding.