- 3D Tours
- Roof Surveys
- Event Coverage
- 4K Aerial Photography
- Press Coverage
- Construction Surveys
- Corporate Event Recording
- Agricultural & Environmental Surveys
- Inspections of :
- Solar Panels
- Flat Roofs
- Lead Flashing
Yes – The insurance is covered by Coverdrone/John Heath Insurance underwritten by Lloyds
Yes, all Media Picture pilots are trained, and licensed. They have undertaken the Remote Pilots Certificate, which is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.
- DJI Phantom Vision 2 Plus
- DJI Phantom 3 Advanced
- DJI Inspire 1 (equipped with a 4K resolution camera system)
DJI Phantom : 28 minutes DJI Inspire : 18 minutes
We fly 500m horizontally and as high as 400 feet(122m).
The UAV will automatically carry out a “Return To Home” manoeuvre. The UAV will rise to 50m or higher, to clear any obstacles, returning to a safe preset landing point.
Not always, he could ask the client to act as a spotter to keep an eye out for people wandering into the landing and take-off zone or for any other unusual activity.
All the boroughs are working together to streamline a process that could enable drones to fly over London for filming purposes. Some boroughs operate a Total No Fly Zone. In some boroughs, certain filming permissions will have to be given and a survey carried out, with road closures applied for. This could take up to 3-4 weeks for a decision, you may have to ask the land owner and building owners. They will need to be informed and have the right to refuse. Applying for these permissions may incur additional costs.
Depending on the area and the task it could take up to 3 weeks to get permission, applications should be made in advance.
Yes, the DJI Inspire fly indoors.
Yes, special permissions to fly can be obtained from the CAA
The pilot can stream the video live via YouTube (Private) and the client can directly view the feed back in the office. Please note that the stream quality will not be as high the recorded video supplied after the flight.
Yes, a booking can be cancelled due to bad weather or unknown obstacles not identified on the desktop survey.
- Before any task is carried out a desktop survey must be completed in addition to a onsite survey
- The pilot works strictly in accordance with an approved Operations Manual, and Risk Assessment.
- If required, a letter drop may be carried out to inform people that a UAV/Drone could be flying over or close by to inform them to stay at least 50m away for safety and Risk Assessment purposes.
- Police may be informed of the task being carried out with a reference No of the task obtained
No, only qualified pilots can fly the UAV. But when using the DJI Inspire, a second person with a slave unit can operate and control the onboard camera.
No. If the weather is bad on the day. The pilot will arrange with you to carry out the work on a suitable day.
Depending on the job and the task in question, a desk top survey is required. There will be occasions depending on the area and location that certain permissions may be required therefore a physical pre survey will have to be carried out with photos take to obtain certain information, this will incur additional costs.
Yes, additional costs may be incurred. When asking to film, application forms have to be completed and local authorities will add an administration charge.
The Remote Pilot Certificate SUAS (RPCS) course is CAA approved and offers training and assessment to SUAS, UAV or drone operators that wish to obtain Permission For Aerial Work (PFAW) from the CAA. Operators require Permission For Aerial Work if they wish to fly their aircraft on a commercial basis (conducting ‘aerial work’ for payment or valuable consideration), or fly a camera/surveillance fitted aircraft within congested areas or close to people and properties that are not under their control. This course ensures operators fly safely and legally in the UK The RPCS course is made up of two phases, which can be broken down into three main components; Theory, Ops Manual Assessment and Practical Assessment. Phase One consists of classroom theory, with Phase Two containing the Ops Manual Assessment and Practical Assessment.
TheoryThe theory component consists of two and a half days in the classroom, supported by eLearning, and covers the following modules:
- Air Law
- Theory of Flight
- Civil Aviation Procedures (CAPS)
- Lithium Polymer Batteries
- Emergency Procedures
- Human Factors
- Flight Planning Exercise, and
- Operations Manual Guidance
- On the third day candidates complete a Theory Exam, which once passed, awards them with the Remote Pilot Certificate Theory (RPCT). This is a pre-requisite to completing the practical component.