Why Hire a Professional Pilot?
It is illegal to post or create aerial images that will be used for business unless those images are created by an FAA Licensed 14 CFR Part 107 Remote Pilot. It doesn’t matter if there is compensation or not. If the aerial images are used by your business to promote that business or advertise any product or service, they have to be created by a licensed Remote Pilot. The FAA and local authorities are starting to enforce these rules, and the fines are extreme! They are levied per image and can be assessed by each time they are viewed. Needless to say, these fines can amount to tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars. If your business happens to be located near a major airport or is in Controlled Airspace, you DO NOT want to be on the receiving end of the commotion that will surely occur when an unlicensed drone is flying in Controlled Airspace. Can your business survive the massive fines (and possible jail time) that will be imposed?
You could buy your own drone. Professional level drones capable of producing quality images costs thousands. You’ll need to learn how to fly it, and fly it well, as just doing a lap around the park won’t cut it. You’ll need to study for, and pass an FAA Exam. You’ll need insurance, post processing software, digital storage….not to mention photography skills. Do you know how to take great images? You’ll have to fly the drone AND operate the camera. If you’re in Controlled Airspace, you will need your 14 CFR Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate to get permission to fly. It’s alot of work, takes a lot of time, and costs alot of money. We know. We’ve done it.
Or, you could just hire us and have your images in a matter of days. You’ll be able to legally use them and not have to worry about violating any laws. Save yourself the headache and risk. We’re ready to go today!