Frequently Asked Questions & Terms

Updated January 2018

Why should I hire AirCam Ireland?

We're among the most skilled camera drone pilots in the country. Big or small, each job is something we want to be proud of and we strive to be the best.

How much does it cost?

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.
We also offer affordable editing options for your footage.

What drones and cameras do you fly?

We fly a state of the art cinema-quality DJI Inspire 2 with the X5S MFT camera and lenses. Photo resolution on this camera is 21 megapixels (in both RAW or JPG file format). Video resolution is 4K UltraHD. Flight time is up to 25 minutes per battery pack, with enough batteries to cover most jobs without recharging.

We also fly the smaller DJI Phantom 4 Pro (4K, 20MP), which is also great for confined indoor filming.

Do you charge for travel?

Generally, we include fuel costs in the quote. We don't charge for time spent traveling to locations throughout Ireland.

 Why should I hire a professional operator?

Hiring an insured Irish Aviation Authority approved commercial pilot helps ensure a good standard of competence and safety, both for people on the ground and 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 mitigate risk. For your own peace of mind always ask an operator for their IAA permit and insurance details before hiring.

What conditions can you operate in?

Calm conditions are preferable but drones can fly safely in moderate winds. We do not fly through 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.

How high and how far can you go?

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/400 feet above ground level which is more than adequate for most situations. Further restrictions may apply in urban areas and for night time flying.

Where do you operate?

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

What do I need to inform you of before flying?

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. If you require an aerial photo at short notice, we will make every effort to accomodate your request.

How safe are drones?

Drones 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. Shots that are deemed risky will not be attempted under any circumstances. AirCam Ireland is fully insured for aerial operations. (PL €6.5m)

Copyright

 The client purchasing the content will have full use of the material (via a single non-transferrable license, in perpetuity). The client however, may not sell the footage or allow third parties to use it without the agreement of AirCam Ireland. AirCam Ireland retains the copyright to all film content, unless a buyout of footage is agreed upon. AirCam Ireland also retains the right to use content for advertisement and promotional purposes (after delivery/release). Online content, video, photography or prints may not be sold, reproduced or altered in any way without prior consent.

Terms of Use

Our content shall not be used to conduct any fraudulent, criminal offence or other unlawful activity; Used in a manner that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, harassing or menacing or used to conduct any activity which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, chain letters, mass mailings or any form of spam.

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