Many people contact us and ask for a price for services. We can provide figures upon request, however, for a detailed quote we would require the following information:
BRIEF – Ideally we require a full brief of what the client is looking to achieve from our service in order to determine whether or not their expectations are possible and indeed safe and legal in line with the restrictions placed upon us by the CAA.
LOCATION – Ideally the exact location where you want the filming or photography to take place. If this is undetermined at this stage we need to know if you are wishing to shoot in an urban or rural environment. This also allows us to check the airspace we are planning to operate in.
PROPOSED DATE – Firstly we need to confirm if we are free to do the work and secondly there may be particular local restrictions which need to be taken into consideration on that date .
SUBJECT – What do you want us to film? Landscape, property, cars, boats etc.
Once the above details have been confirmed we will then begin our PRE-DEPLOYMENT SURVEY. This reviews the area where the UAV will be flying to ascertain if there are any other factors or permissions which need to be considered prior to confirming the job.
Pre-Planning Prior to commencing any work, we will conduct the Pre-Deployment Survey to ensure all work can be carried out legally, safely and effectively. The planning process involves review of a number of maps, charts, regulatory body websites etc. and considers areas such as airspace classification, airspace restrictions, local air traffic control contacts, other air users in the area, hazardous areas, restrictions near schools, prisons and hospitals etc., sensitive areas (nature reserves, livestock), public access and weather.
On Site Survey Once on site we will conduct an On Site Survey to reassess our planning to confirm if the reality matches the plan. At this point we will also conduct a full dynamic risk assessment, taking into account all factors which may affect the the safety of those people on the ground or other potential aircraft.
Sometimes it may be necessary to do a pre-flight visit to a location to ascertain if it will be possible to fly. However, usually just a post code or location of where and what we are filming will be enough for us to do a pre-flight survey online to see if there are any flight restrictions which we need to be aware of.
The Pilot always has final say if flying conditions and locations can be ‘deemed safe”.