There is no doubt about it, having your wedding venue/location filmed from the sky will add a whole new level of "epic" to your wedding film. We love using our drone, we love the results and so have the brides and grooms that have have had our drone used at their weddings. But, there are quite a few factors that must be considered before we send our craft into the sky. This comprehensive list of FAQs will answer any questions you may have about having a drone at your wedding.

What does UAV stand for?

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

Is the UAV safe?

Yes, we have very strict safety measures in place and every aircraft is flight tested by an inspector before it commences operation. We also have onboard safety measures and at the flick of a switch the UAV will come “home” and land by its self. The same procedure is in place should the batteries run low or we lose communication with the craft.

Are you licensed to operate a UAV?

Yes, we hold a BNUC-s license examined by Euro USC and accredited by the CAA.

Do you have public liability insurance?

Yes, it's a requirement by law.

Can you fly the UAV inside?

Yes, as long the area inside is big enough.

Is it safe to fly above crowds?

Safety is our main priority and we never fly over an audience or crowd who are not in our control and who are not briefed on the emergency procedures. Most of the time, however, we are able to fly next to crowds with a clear flight line and make it look like we are over them.

What UAVs do you operate?

We currently have 2 UAVs which are operational. Both of which are capable of flying by GPS or by Manual control.

How long do the batteries last for?

Depending on the weather each battery can last between 8 and 15 minutes. We carry multiple sets with us and can recharge on site from our vehicle.

What is the maximum speed?

About 25 mph.

How does the wind effect the UAV?

Winds above 15mph makes it difficult to create smooth and steady shots.

Does your UAV fly in the rain?

No, as our UAVs are powered by batteries it could cause damage.

What is the maximunm operating distance for your UAV?

By law we have to be able to see our UAV, so there has to be always uninterrupted line of sight between pilot and UAV. The maximum radius we can fly away from us is 500m. We are also limited to 400ft in height; however it is sometimes possible to get permission to fly higher.

How do you know you have achieved the right shot?

We have a live stream down to a monitor which enables us to ensure the framing is correct.

Can you control the camera from the ground?

Yes, we can remote control pan 360 and tilt.

Where can you fly the drone?

The best place to fly is an open area where you do not endanger other people, animals or property. Also note that strong RF interference in the area might cause the drone to act erratically. It's helpful to start on a grass covered area to avoid damage to the drone should you go down.

Below is a map of Scotland to illustrate what areas have restrictions which may affect our ability to fly our drone at your wedding.

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