FAQ

WHO ARE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IRELAND?

API is a licensed aerial production business who fly remote control camera systems otherwise known as drones to capture unique aerial filming and aerial photography points of view. 

 

IS AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IRELAND LICENSED TO FLY?

We are Sky-Tec qualified and hold an aerial works permissions or SOP granted by the IAA.

 

IS AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IRELAND INSURED?

Yes. Aerial Photography Ireland is fully insured and we also have public liability insurance covering up to €13m

 

DO YOU OFFER EDITING SERVICES?

Yes, all our photography packages come with free editing, filming packages starting from €250. We can supply clients with simple storyboards, adding transitions and effects, right up to full productions with color grading. 

 

COPYRIGHT OF IMAGES/MEDIA

Aerial Photography Ireland retains the original copyright to all images/video unless otherwise stated and may use for our own advertising purposes or for resale.

 

WHAT WEATHER CONDITIONS CAN YOU FLY IN?

Unfortunately, due to all of the electronics on the aircraft being exposed, we cannot fly in the rain. Strong winds can also cause issues, however, we use the world's smoothest camera gimbal which will produce silky smooth shots whatever the conditions, the safety of flying the rig is paramount, if the conditions are above our operating specification, we will refuse to operate the drone. 

 

WHY CHOOSE DRONE FILMING/PHOTOGRAPHY OVER FULL-SIZE AIRCRAFTS?

Firstly the real benefit of using UAV/Drone services is that the cost is dramatically reduced while keeping with the high standards of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Another great reason to use these services, not only can the drone fly as high as a manned aircraft, but it can also get closer to reveal the finer details whereas a manned aircraft has a 500/1500ft limit depending on the location. This can benefit all sorts of sectors especially real estate for those properties with beautiful gardens which cannot be seen from a greater height. 

 

WHY CHOOSE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IRELAND OVER OTHER AERIAL PROVIDERS?

We are one of the longest, most established aerial operators in Ireland. Our experience and knowledge are second to none. Our chief pilot has perfected his rc flying skills over 16 years, who also holds a private pilot license, this combination is unheard of in Ireland. Our camera operators are some of the best drone ops that our country has to offer, they have a wealth of knowledge having spent years on film and movie sets for some of the biggest dramas and features.

 

HOW LONG CAN YOU FLY FOR?

Our drones can fly for approximately 20/25 minutes on a single battery, this may seem short but we have a large supply of batteries. Once on site charging available, we have enough batteries to fly for a whole day without interruption. 

 

HOW HIGH AND FAR AWAY CAN YOU FLY?

Due to the regulations placed on unmanned aerial systems by the IAA, we are only permitted to fly to 400ft high. We can also fly out to 500m from base giving plenty of movement to reveal large areas. The drone is also capable of reaching speeds up to 50mph.

 

 

 

 

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