IS SKYVANTAGE LICENSED & QUALIFIED TO OPERATE COMMERCIALLY?
Yes. Skyvantage has “permissions for aerial work” granted by the C.A.A. Skyvantage pilots have the BNUC-S Qualification for flying unmanned aerial vehicles.
IS SKYVANTAGE FULLY INSURED?
Yes. As long as Skyvantage Ltd. adhered to operating guidelines and rules laid out by the C.A.A. the company is fully insured and we also have £5 million public liability cover.
WHAT WEATHER CONDITIONS CAN’T YOU FLY IN?
Unfortunately, we cannot fly in the rain! Strong winds can also be a problem (especially if we are flying near to trees or other objects) however, we use the world’s smoothest camera gimbal which will secure very sturdy shots, however, safety of flying the rig is paramount. Please see our RATES & TERMS page for details on WEATHER AND CANCELLATIONS.
CAN YOU FLY INDOORS?
Yes we can though naturally we require a fairly spacious room to fly in. When we operate indoors we are not subject to the rules and regulations placed upon us by the C.A.A. however a discussion needs to be had regarding insurance.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT?
Our rig requires two operators. A qualified UAV pilot to fly the the rig and a secondary camera operator who frames the shots.
HOW LONG CAN YOU FLY FOR?
Our aerial system can fly for up to around 10-12 minutes on a single battery (however we prefer to fly shorter runs as we don’t like to push batteries to their extremes), after which we need to land the system to change the power supply. Currently we have TEN batteries which we bring to a job pre-charged.
WILL SKYVANTAGE TRAVEL TO WORK OUTSIDE THE UK?