Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much does it cost?

A. Each job is different so we quote on an individual basis. Call or email us with what you have in mind and we’ll provide you with a quote tailored to your requirements. As a guide, aerial photography is from €250; aerial filming is from €350 and a combination of both aerial photography and filming is from €450.
Editing options are also available for your aerial footage.

Q. Why should I hire a professional operator?

A. Hiring an Irish Aviation Authority approved pilot guarantees a standard of safety, competence and professionalism which is imperative to ensure peoples’ safety on the ground and also for manned aircraft. A good operator will be knowledgeable in the rules of the air and will carry out safety risk assessments and site surveys to determine the safest course of action in order to minimize risk. For your own peace of mind always ask an operator for their IAA permits and insurance details before hiring.

Q. What conditions can you operate in?

A. Calm conditions are preferable but drones can fly safely in moderate winds up to 30kph. These machines cannot fly safely in rain or fog. If we can't go ahead with a job on account of bad weather, we're quite flexible and will make every effort to accomodate you.

Q. How high and how far can you go?

A. For safety reasons, drones are currently not operated beyond the visual line of sight of the pilot and no further than 300 metres from the point of operation. The maximum allowed height is 122m/400ft above ground level which is more than adequate for most situations. Further restrictions may apply in congested areas.

Q. What are your flight times?

A. Typically, we get about 15-20 minutes per battery. We're equipped to fly for a few consecutive hours at a time without recharging.

Q. Where do you operate?

A. We operate throughout the Republic of Ireland in both urban and rural locations.

Q. What do I need to inform you of before flying?

A. Generally, we'll need information on the exact location of the area of operation. If the location is within controlled airspace (for example within a 28 kilometer radius of Cork Airport), a 14 day notice is usually required to apply for permission from the Irish Aviation Authority if flying above 50 feet. Please keep this in mind during planning.

Q. How safe are drones?

A. They are quite safe when operated by an Irish Aviation Authority approved and trained drone pilot. Safety is our number one priority and we have stringent procedures in place to ensure that sites are safe to operate in. Before every flight, we conduct a thorough pre-flight inspection of the aircraft and survey the entire flight area to check for any potential hazards such as overhead wires, trees or obstructions. A thorough safety and risk assessment will be carried out to ascertain whether a location is safe to fly in or not. We do not fly our aircraft out of our direct line of sight. We reserve the right to refuse a project based on safety concerns and shots that are deemed risky will not be attempted under any circumstances. AirCam Ireland is fully insured for aerial operations. (PL €6.5m)

Q. What about copyright?

A. All content © 2017 AirCam Ireland. Please note that AirCam Ireland retains copyright for all of our content which may not be used for any purpose other than prior agreement without our written permission. If you’re interested in using our stock content, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We welcome licensing requests for commercial use. AirCam Ireland retains the copyright to all media unless otherwise stated and may be used for our own advertising purposes.

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