FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
With the explosion of start up drone companies & drone lead websites.
All of our pilots are from a film crew background.
All our pilots are experienced operators with PFCO 2800 or less.
Our pilots are first option registered
HOW HIGH CAN YOU FLY?
We are fully trained and insured to operate up to a maximum altitude of 400 feet (120 metres).
WHAT TRAINING HAVE YOU HAD?
All Eagle Air pilots are required to complete CAA approved training BNUC-S which includes a ground exam and flight test.
CAN YOU FLY AT NIGHT?
Yes. A separate permit is required for flying at night. We have received special permission from the CAA to fly our drones at night time.
ARE THERE ANY WEATHER CONDITIONS YOU ARE UNABLE TO FLY IN?
We cannot fly in the rain or in particularly strong winds. If a shoot is postponed due to poor weather conditions you will not be charged. We will overcome this with the delivery of the DJI M200 Drone
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FLYING A DRONE IN THE UK?
Presently, you are free to buy and fly a drone in the UK as long as it’s not up to 20kg, and you are not using it for commercial purposes. But you are required not to fly it within 150 meters of areas that are congested and 50 meters around a person, vehicle, structure and vessel when it’s not under the control of a remote pilot.
Those using drones for commercial purposes are required to get authorisation from the CAA. To get this approval, you must prove that you are ‘sufficiently competent’ to fly the drone. Also, if your drone weighs more than 20kg, you can only fly it in certified ‘danger areas’. An example of such area is Parc Aberporth Aerodrome in West Wales.
WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER
All of the UK