A revolution in camera drone technology is changing the way production companies source aerial footage by delivering the scope and drama of aerial filming with both flexibility and economy – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as “drones”. Airframes is among the first Irish companies to offer this service. The combination of Brian McVeigh’s filming experience and our state-of-the-art equipment will ensure that you are supplied with superb aerial footage at unbeaten value compared to existing methods.
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Our Camera Drones (UAVs) can take off from almost anywhere and land almost anywhere providing the necessary safety conditions apply and official permission has been obtained.
UAVs can fly much closer to subjects than helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft for detailed aerial photography and videos – once again, providing the necessary permission has been obtained.
UAVs can be very economical to operate, with no need for expensive flying crews, fuel, insurance and fixed bases.
Though a basic UAV shoot can be arranged and prepped quite quickly, it does need some careful planning to insure that the necessary preconditions are met and the best results are obtained.
All the advantages the Airframes UAV system brings to moving pictures also applies to stills photography.
Airframes specialise in High Definition and 4K aerial filming for television, music videos and corporate productions. We work with the leading Irish, UK and Internationally based production companies. For more information including references, contact us today.
We require a full creative brief with details of the types of shots you hope to achieve in order to advise whether or not the expectations are possible and indeed safe and legal within the IAA rules and regulations.
We need to know the exact locations, and whether it’s in a rural or an urban situation.
Actors, scenery, property etc.
UAS must not be operated
• More than 400ft (120m) above ground level
• More than 500m from Control point
• Over or within the confines of a congested area without permission of the Authority
• Within Controlled Airspace, without the permission of the Authority
• Within an Airport Traffic Zone or closer than 8 kms (5 nautical miles) from an Airport Boundary, whichever is the greatest distance
• Over an assembled crowd within 150 m laterally
• Within 150 m of any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure not under the control of the aircraft operator, and during take-off or landing, not within 50 m of any person unless under the control of the aircraft operator
• Closer than 2 KMS from an aircraft in flight
• In high moisture weather conditions, such as rain, clouds or fog, or in strong windy conditions.
• Out of line of sight of the Pilot.
As a licensed operator of UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles) AIRFRAMES is regulated by the IAA. Indeed it is essential for us to adhere to these regulations for our insurance and public liability cover to be valid.
The most important procedure is to prepare a flight plan ahead of any filming.
Before agreeing to undertake any body of aerial filming work various factors must be considered and risk assessed.
Consideration should be given to:
• The type of airspace – is it Controlled Airspace?
• Other aircraft operations – local aerodromes or operating sites
• Hazards associated with industrial sites.
• Obstructions – power lines, masts, buildings
• Segregated airspace around prisons or military installations
• Areas used for recreational activities and with public access
• Weather conditions for the mission
• Permission from Landowner of the operating area.
Sometimes it may be necessary to do a pre-flight visit to a location to check if it will be possible to fly. But usually just the location address or to be more precise the coordinates of where and what we are filming will be enough for us to do a pre-flight survey online to see if there are any flight restrictions which we need to be aware of.
The Pilot always has final say if flying conditions and locations can be ‘deemed safe”.
With the recent surge in popularity of UAV Drones, more suppliers will be offering their services. Anyone flying drones for commercial use is required to be licensed by the IAA and if they are not they will not be insured or have public liability cover.
Please be careful to check and select a licensed operator. If in doubt, please refer to the IAA website for a list of approved operators. Thank you.