Frequently asked questions
Do you have public liability insurance and how do you assess risk?
Rotograph Ltd has £5 million public liability insurance with one of the UK’s leading UAV insurance providers. For every assignment, a full risk assessment is carried out and all relevant authorities are contacted to allow permission for flight.
Can you fly in any weather?
Yes, within reason. We do not operate in heavy rain but we fly in winds up to a maximum 20 mph . This allows us to obtain maximum stability.
Is your equipment safe?
Our Operations Manual is monitored by the CAA in order to achieve the highest standards of safety. We keep our equipment serviced by authorised dealers and consider our safety standards to be of upmost importance.
Are there any restrictions on altitude that you can film from?
Under strict CAA regulations, we can only fly to a maximum height of 400 feet and within a 500 meter radius. If necessary we can operate from a moving vehicle or boat which will give us greater distance. This is as long as the aircraft remains in line of sight.
Are your pilots fully qualified?
Our pilots are fully licensed with the BNUC-S qualification. We have permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) granted by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Is it possible to view live filming on location?
Yes, our custom built mobile studio allows you, the client to watch on a HD TV screen a live video stream. This allows you see exactly what we are filming and suggest different angles of shot whilst in the air.
Do you fly indoors as well as outdoors?
Yes. We will carry out a full assessment of the indoor location and subject to safety requirements, we can provide indoor footage.
Is there a limit on flight time?
We generally fly for no longer than 20 minutes, however we can land and be back in the air very quickly, due to our large supply of spare batteries.