Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire AirCam Ireland?

We're among the most skilled professional 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 and as such, 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.

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; we many batteries to cover most jobs without recharging.

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

Why should I hire a professional operator?

You'll get a better quality product. Hiring an insured Irish Aviation Authority & Civil Aviation Authority approved pilot helps ensure a good standard of competence and safety, both for people on the ground and for manned aircraft. A good pilot 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. 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.

Where do you operate?

We operate throughout Ireland and the UK 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), some notice in advance is usually required to apply for permission from the Irish Aviation Authority if flying above 50 feet. If you require our services at short notice, we will make every effort to accommodate your request.

How safe are drones?

Drones are quite safe when operated by an 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)

What about copyright?

Please see our Terms for more information.