We are fully insured and hold Permissions for Commercial Operation granted by the Civil Aviation Authority.
We are based in East Lothian, Scotland but operate throughout the UK.
Example quotation for one aerial 360° panoramic tour consisting of three unique panoramic images to be shot by pilot only in class G airspace and no ground restrictions or hazards and operating within 30 miles of our office. Images to be processed and built into an interactive tour with embedded website links and logo's.
Pre-Flight Cost Details
Consultation £0 £0
Planning and risk assessment £25/hour first hour free £0
Site visit £25/hour if required £0
Pilot flying DJI Inspire 1 with X3 camera £25/hour 4 hours minimum £100
Camera operator £25/hour 4 hours minimum if required £0
Air observer/spotter £17/hour 4 hours minimum if required £0
Ground marshall £17/hour 4 hours minimum if required £0
Post processing £25/hour 1 hour per 360° image £75
Pro-embed license for VR tour £15 £15
Total for 3 tour panorama £190
Pre-Flight Cost Details
Planning and risk assessment £25/hour first hour free
Site visit £25/hour if required
Pilot plus DJI Inspire 1 with X3 camera £25/hour 4 hours minimum
Camera operator £25/hour 4 hours minimum if required
Air observer/spotter £17/hour 4 hours minimum if required
Ground marshall £17/hour 4 hours minimum if required
Post processing £25/hour if required
Mileage will be charged at 0.35p per mile if task area is further than 30 miles from our base in East Linton EH40 3AL
Tel: 07716 342 242
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Registered in Scotland as Company Number SC085296
So, what are you paying for when you hire a drone operator?
To quote a price for our professional services we would require some details about the location of your project and the final outputs required. We can usually quote based on a pre-deployment survey and risk assessment using various planning aids to ensure that we can complete the task safely while working within the limitations of our permissions.
Just some of the considerations we take into account when assessing if a safe flight can be completed are:
Following this initial assessment we will decide if the the task is achievable and how it could be completed safely. Some demanding or complex operating areas may require a camera operator, air observer or ground marshall to assist in the operation which allows the pilot to concentrate 100% on the flight of the UAV. This would normally only apply to congested areas or when operating near to airports and airfields. Some tasks may also require a site visit to assess the real world environment prior to completing a final detailed quotation.
"I know a guy with a drone that would do it for £50" is a phrase we come across regularly.
When you hire an un-trained, un-qualified and un-insured operator to complete any form of aerial work with a UAV, they are breaking the law, the Air Navigation Order defines commercial operations as any activity with a Valuable Consideration: “Any right, interest, profit or benefit, forbearance, detriment, loss or responsibility accruing, given, suffered or undertaken under an agreement, which is of more than a nominal nature.” The term ‘valuable consideration’ can include methods of payment other than money, for example: free advertising or payment in kind. (Reference http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=1428).
This illegal operator will have only one consideration when planning, quoting and completing your project: "Will I get caught?" You could also be subject to vicarious liability should the worst happen and something goes wrong.