Aerial photography offers a unique perspective, allowing access to places that viewers wouldn’t otherwise see. This type of video content has taken over video marketing campaigns entirely and drones are the latest buzz in video technology. Due to the fact that capturing a bird’s eye view no longer requires a helicopter, a coherent pilot is a must. The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) is cracking down on drone usage and the airspace in which they share. Proper authorization and permits are needed in order to use this video content for business purposes. Make no mistake, although drones are fun to fly they are not toys. As Arizona’s largest video production company, we offer many types of video services to our clients. In addition, Epic caters to all sorts of industries, products, and services. Check out the aerial photography video below and let us take your video content to new heights.
THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT
Best referred to as drones; the FAA classifies such technology as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The FAA has dedicated a whole section on their website regarding the flight of UAS and it’s a bit intimidating. Effective August 29, 2016, it’s important to understand commercial use versus recreational use. Such promotional video content is considered “work/business” therefore pilot requirements must be met. Also, you can’t just fly anywhere, there are over 624 pages of laws and requirements.
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY RESTRICTIONS
- No flying at nighttime
- An operator must be in visual line of site at all times
- An operator must keep logbooks, register your drone, and have a pre-flight checklist
- You need to know about regulated airspaces and all the other regulations that have been put into place
THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING
Since the laws are now in effect, our very own Michael Carter, possesses such credentials. In addition, he passed his first try with flying colors. Captain Carter obtained his airworthiness certificate from Falcon Field Airpark in Mesa. Captain Carter points out, “Drone technology is increasingly more advanced than ever before. Even though these devices are equipped with GPS and anti-collision monitoring, the experience is still key to capturing great footage.” Carter is well-versed flying The Phantom 4 Pro. This iconic series is the latest addition to the Epic Fleet. Capturing dramatically better images, while taking intelligence to new heights. There’s not a second to spare once airborne. As a result, it takes a solid pilot to get the mission accomplished.