For your convenience, our most common customer questions are answered right here.
Q: How safe are drones compared to traditional elevation/aerial photography (i.e. climbing, airplanes, helicopters)
A: Drone photography, videography, inspections, mapping, imagery and surveillance operations generally occur on a private property or on an approved location in a controlled area which is away from spectators and persons not involved in the recording process. In addition, the filming and other operations will be conducted between dawn and dusk to ensure maximum safety for the public and those involved in the manipulation and operation of the drone; always within visual range, and at altitudes below 400FT mandated by the FAA.
Traditionally, Videographers or inspectors need to climb roof tops, ladders, trees and perform elevated work, which exposes them to the risk of dangerous falls, electrocution or other work related injuries. In addition, depending on the nature of the aerial needed, proximity to equipment, and other mechanical hazards associated with industrial sites and construction facilities often involve a risk of exposure to hazardous conditions. The use of Drones eliminates these hazards and is ultimately a much safer and cost efficient method of performing these and most other types of inspections.
Operations using helicopters and airplanes in low level altitudes, not only disturb the population due to laud engine noise, also present risks associated with these air crafts weighing thousands of pounds and carrying large amounts of fuel which inherently presents significant fire hazards as well as injury and death.
It is important to note the use of Drones for any aerial job will not only be safer and more cost effective to the perspective user or purchaser of the service, but the quality and expense of acquired information will be far more robust given the low cost & safety associated with its acquisition.
Photo/video production with the Drones is more reliable, and allows for the collection, dissemination, and storage of visual and other sensory data with greater precision and duration at a very low cost. Drones are also be capable of accessing and inspecting areas that would otherwise be inaccessible or highly dangerous using conventional aircraft or other inspection methods.