Before you book an aerial photographer to do work for you or your company it is very important that you ask these two questions:
- Are you approved by the CAA and have the relevant Permissions For Aerial Work (PFAW)? – Footprint Photography has all the necessary permissions from the Civil Aviation Authority to fly commercially
- Are you insured for aerial photography? Footprint Photography has separate and full insurance to fly commercially
Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are classed as Aircraft by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) and the people operating them are classed as Pilots or Operators. There are many unapproved and uninsured people and companies flying Drones / UAVs commercially who are endangering the public by not being CAA approved and / or insured
To become approved is a long and expensive process which is why so many people don’t go through with it.
From start to finish it is a 6 month process with exams and flight tests to take before you get your permissions and approval for commercial aerial work. It costs several thousand pounds without even factoring in the cost of the aircraft
Our aerial photos are shot in raw for maximum quality and our video is shot in either 4k or 1080p
Because we use multi rotor aircraft with fully stabilised cameras and a 360 degree capability to get the photographs and footage our clients want we have the versatility to position the aircraft and photograph and video things in ways previously unachievable by conventional methods.
What the camera sees is streamed in real time to a screen which can be viewed by the pilot, cameraman or the client