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Cinemaflight Digital Marketing

Drone Marketing Services & Solutions
Pilot Christian
400 Minnisink Road,
Totowa, New Jersey, US
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United States of America

Skygear Solutions, Inc.

Delivering the Aerial Revolution!
Pilot Daniel
4536 Kirkwood Highway,
Wilmington, Delaware, US
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Nick Lang Media

Pilot Nick
272 Woodcrest Road,
West Grove, Pennsylvania, US
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United States of America

Businessviews360

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Pilot David
Atlanta, Georgia, US
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United Kingdom(Great Britain)

Eagle Eye Drones

We are fully insured with public liability insurance, and have our Permission For Aerial Work (PFAW) should you wish to see. Our pilots are RPQ qualified, and strictly follow the health and safety guidelines put in place by the CAA.
Pilot Hayden
78 Chaseley Road,
Rugeley, Staffordshire, GB
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United Kingdom(Great Britain)

Drone My Business Ltd

Stunning Aerial Photography & Film Work
Pilot Darren
12 Saint Paul's Hill,
Winchester, England, GB
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United States of America

CGRS

Pilot Mark
1301 Academy Court,
Fort Collins, Colorado, US
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Canada

AlexRobinsonTV

Cinematography - Aerial Media - Editing - Photography
Pilot Alex
Calgary, Alberta, CA
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Germany

aeroCircus

IN THE MOTION lies the strength of aero circus who operate globally from Munich.
Pilot Matthias
16 Donnersbergerstraße,
München, Bayern, DE
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United States of America

AXIS UAV

Pilot Geoff
Newport Beach, California, US
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United Kingdom(Great Britain)

cloud9creations.co.uk

Pilot Paul
Birchington-on-Sea, England, GB
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Australia

Altitude Imaging

Aerial UAV Drone photography, video, inspection and survey
Pilot Steve
5-23 Gibberd Road,
Balcatta, Western Australia, AU
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United Kingdom(Great Britain)

Ark Aerial Photography

Pilot Jamie
Shrewsbury, England, GB
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United States of America

Drone House Digital Media

Pilot Brad
Sandwich, Massachusetts, US
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Bumbbl Bee Productions

Pilot Justin
Omaha, Nebraska, US
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Skypoint Films

Pilot Wes
5810 East Skelly Drive,
Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
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4PROPPRODUCTION

Pilot KEITH
San Antonio, Texas, US
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Pixelhawk Aerial Cinematography

Pilot Nick
Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
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United States of America

Advanced Drone Technologies

Pilot Gary
9611 Nina's Court,
San Antonio, Texas, US
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United Kingdom(Great Britain)

Ultimate Aerial View

Specialising in Aerial Video and Photography in Kent,
Pilot Paul
26 Tile Kiln Hill,
Canterbury, Kent, GB
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Canada

Spectra71 Video Production Inc.

Cinematography, Aerial Media, Post Production and Sound
Pilot Patrick
Baddeck, Nova Scotia, CA
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United States of America

Skyora, LLC

Pilot Keenan
Lynwood, Illinois, US
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Italy

Dronestorm Sas

Pilot Roberto
109 Via del Castello,
Castello-belle Poppe-fabbricacc, Toscana, IT
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Italy

Videovolando

Pilot Gianpietro
Foiano della Chiana, Toscana, IT
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Italy

Studio Vecchiarelli

Pilot Fabrizio
2 Via Antonio Gramsci,
Grosseto, Toscana, IT
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Italy

Aerovision Flying Cameras

Pilot Giovanni
55 Via Duccio di Buoninsegna,
Roma, Lazio, IT
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Italy

Groovemedia

Pilot Massimo
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United States of America

Windy City Drones

Pilot Ryan
Chicago, Illinois, US
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Russian Federation

Air Dag

Pilot Alihan
Makhachkala, Dagestan Republic, RU
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United States of America

A Top Shot LLC

Pilot Austin
1575 Hunter Drive,
Wayzata, Minnesota, US
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United Kingdom(Great Britain)

The Daedalus Group

Pilot Charles
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, GB
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Switzerland

LUFTBILD. AERO

Pilot Martin
64 Fischeracherstrasse,
Lindau, Zürich, CH
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United States of America

Unmanned Vehicle Technologies

Pilot Chris
151 North Maitland Avenue,
Maitland, Florida, US
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United States of America

Soaring Vistas Media

Photography with Altitude (but very little attitude)
Pilot Jim
Los Angeles, California, US
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United States of America

Kind Motion Pictures

Pilot Christopher
101 Jefferson Avenue,
Brooklyn, New York, US
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United Kingdom(Great Britain)

Airwave Pictures

Pilot Matthew
King's Lynn, England, GB
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Canada

Borealis Productions

Pilot Robert
Yonge Street,
Aurora, Ontario, CA
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Germany

MultiCopter-Videos

Pilot Lars
17 Berghofstraße,
Fladungen, Bayern, DE
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United States of America

TopShot Aerials

Pilot Michael
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
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United Kingdom(Great Britain)

Zade Aerial

Pilot Zade
Hillmorton Road,
Rugby, Warwickshire, GB
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Honduras

Devon Stephens Photography

Stunning aerial photography and video
Pilot Devon
Sandy Bay, Bay Islands, HN
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United States of America

Higher Vision Media

Pilot Matthew
16 Taylor Street,
Port Jefferson Station, New York, US
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Norway

AerialNorway

Pilot Kai Jonny
71 Borgundvegen,
Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal, NO
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United States of America

A Shot Above of WNC, LLC

FAA pilot certification(SEL), insurance and decades of experience all in one location to better serve you.
Pilot Allen
Waynesville, North Carolina, US
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United States of America

Flyover Services

FAA-333 Approved and Insured
Pilot Jake
40 Harkins Street,
McDonough, Georgia, US
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Peru

Drone Films Project

Pilot Ivan
Tomasal,
Lima, Lima, PE
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France

Escadrone Expert Modélisation et Photogrammétrie par Drone

Pilot OGIER
Avenue des Papeteries,
Villard-Bonnot, Isère, FR
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United Kingdom(Great Britain)

Droneflight

Pilot Andrew
Olympic Way,
Richmond, North Yorkshire, GB
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Canada

AboveView Unmanned

Pilot Erik
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United States of America

Flyover Systems Inc.

Pilot Christian
1985 Riviera Drive,
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, US
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Introduction

Every pilot / operator and mission should be operated within the rules and regulations stipulated by the governing bodies applicable to you and your specific equipment.  All UAV’s / Drones / Transmitters / Receivers and Flight Controllers.

Also, every pilot flying for commercial purposes must obtain liability insurance.

Drone and UAV Checklist

Send Changes and suggestions to patrick.egan@air-vid.com

Area / Environment

  • Hazards / Site Selection
    • Check for wires / cables
    • Animals
    • People / bystanders
    • Property in the vicinity
    • Site is away from nonessential participants
    • Ability to maintain adequate buffer zones between aircraft and personnel;
    • Minimize departures and landings over populated areas
    • Take into account local topography, ensuring a visible line of sight towards the UAV at all times. Ensure the telemetry connection is not obstructed.
    • Investigate potential alternative landing sites in case take-off site is obstructed.
  • Psychological consideration (are you well rested, rushed, “get there-itis”, are you being pressured by client)
  • Weather considerations
    • Temperature
    • Visibility
    • Precipitation
  • Wind Speed
    • Upper winds / at altitude
    • Rotor (lee side of large objects)
  • Notify any bystanders or nearby property owners of your intentions (permission)
  • Discuss flight plan with your co-pilot or spotter
  • If flying in controlled airspace, have you notified airspace authority
    • NOTAMs
    • Can you reach authorities
    • Do you need to maintain communication?
  • (Insert Link to forms, Insert contact information for your area / country)
  • First Aid Kit stocked, readily accessible and visible to anyone in the area.

 

Equipment / UAV / Drone

  • Walk-around
  • Crack in joints and structural members
  • Loose or damaged screws, ties, fasteners, straps
  • Loose or damaged wiring
  • Loose or damaged connections (solder, plugs, etc.)
  • Inspect prop mounts and screws and apply slight counter pressure on arms to check for loosened components
  • FPV , inspect / clean FPV (Camera) Lens and insure it is secured and connects are firmly attached
  • Camera settings are correct (still images, video, framerate)
  • Battery / Batteries are fully charged, properly seated and Secured
  • Fail-safe equipment functioning
    • RTH (return to home)
    • Recovery chute
    • Firmware Airport Proximity Detection Functioning
  • Props are smooth and free of damage / defect (check blade, surface and hub)
  • Prop adapters are tight / secure
  • Ensure voltage alarm is connected
  • Ensure arming / idle timeout is properly configured
  • Correct model is selected in transmitter (if applicable)
  • Check RC transmitter shows the right range and centering for all sticks
  • Perform range test

Mission Plan

  • All actions and contingencies for the mission planned.
  • Contingency planning should include safe routes in the event of a system failure, degraded performance, or lost communication link, if such a failsafe exists.
  • Mission plans and flight plans should be shared with other operators in the vicinity.

Public Awareness

  • Be courteous and polite
  • You are an ambassador and your actions will affect other pilots and the industry in general
  • Be professional / appear professional

Pre-flight / Run-up

  • Verifying all transmitter, on-board aircraft and camera batteries are fully charged; (confirm voltages)
  • Ensure no frequency conflicts with both video and transmitter / receiver
  • Checking all control surfaces for signs of damage, loose hinges, and overall condition; Looking over the wing/rotors to ensure they are in good structural condition and properly secured;
  • Check motor/engine and mounting attached to the airframe;
  • Study propellers / mounting hardware (tight) / rotor blades for chips and deformation;
  • Check the landing gear for damage and function
  • Test electrical connections, plugged in and secure
  • Ensure photo / video equipment mounting system is secure and operational.
  • Check location of GPS equipment controlling the autopilot.
  • Check the IMU movements in the ground control software.
  • UAV in stabilization mode, ensure control surfaces move towards the correct positions
  • UAV / Drone is in a level location safe for takeoff
  • FPV / Power up ground station
  • FPV / Power up Video receiver / goggles
  • If using Video recorder turn on camera system
  • Camera settings are correct (still images, video, framerate)
  • SD camera memory clear and inserted into the camera
  • Action / Start filming
  • All transmitter controls move freely in all directions
  • All transmitter trims in neutral position
  • All transmitter switches in correct position( typically away)
  • Transmitter throttle to zero
  • Radio transmitter on
  • Connect / power on battery to airframe
  • Ensure led indicators and audible tones are correct
  • Timer on (if applicable)
  • FPV, confirm video is in monitor / goggles
  • Scan for nearby cars / people / animals
  • Say “CLEAR!”
  • Arm flight controller
  • Increase throttle slightly listening for any abnormalities
  • Short 20-30 second hover at 3-5 feet (listen for vibrations / loose items)
  • Confirm Voltage levels are correct

In-Flight

  • Basics: If flying manually, always keep your fingers on the controller/transmitter.
  • Never let the UAV out of your sight even for a second.
  • Climb to a safe altitude away from potential hazards and to reduce noise pollution.
  • Keep aircraft at a safe operating distance from people, electric utility lines and buildings.
  • If the UAV must be flown over buildings or people, use a lightweight UAV and maintain a safe altitude for recovery and make every effort to minimize exposure.
  • Spotter: Use a spotter whenever possible and appropriate, especially when flying by First Person View (FPV).
  • Do not fly UAVs within distance defined by local laws of any private/commercial airport/helipad
  • Do not fly around a pre-existing UAV flying site without a frequency-management agreement.
  • Do not interfere with operations and traffic patterns at any airport
  • Landing: Regardless of whether of a manual or automated UAV landing, scan landing area for potential obstruction hazards.
  • Announce out loud “Preparing to Land”.
  • Carefully land the aircraft away from obstructions and people.

Post-Flight

  • Shutting Down: Turn the power off to the aircraft and/or disconnect the batteries.
  • Turn off the transmitter.
  • Turn the power off to the photo equipment.
  • Visually check aircraft for signs of damage and/or excessive wear.
  • Remove the unused fuel if applicable. Secure the aircraft.
  • Check pictures: Verify that the UAV camera actually took the pictures.
  • LOG FLIGHT

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