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Safety

Safety is objective #1 on every single mission we fly. With this in mind, we've developed an aggressive safety protocol to follow to ensure we maintain the best safety standards and practices available. Pre and post flight equipment inspection, constant flight testing and a strict adherence to current and proposed FAA guidelines are just a few of the ways we strive to emphasize safety and successful objective accomplishment every time we put a vehicle in the air. 

  • FAA guideline compliance
  • Pre and Post Flight Inspections
  • Regular Flight Log and Telemetry Reviews
  • Proactive Flight Path Briefings
  • Constant Telemetry and state of the art controller systems
  • Dedicated Camera Operators and Spotters for additional pilot support
  • Constant Flight and Safety Testing
  • Certified, Experienced, and Insured Pilots
  • Standardized Fleet components

Specifically our safety guidelines are:

  • Our vehicles are less than 25 kg AGW
  • We fly only visual line-of-site (VLOS) missions (operator or observer)
  • At no time are our vehicles operated over persons not directly involved in the mission
  • We operate only during daylight hours
  • We grant right-of-way to all other aircraft (manned or unmanned)
  • Vehicles fly at no greater than a maximum speed of 100mph
  • Vehicles stay below 500 feet above ground level (AGL)
  • We never operate in Class A airspace
  • We notify ATC when operating in Class B, C, D and E airspaces

For additional information on our Safety Program or for an onsite consultation and review of your personal or company safety practices please feel free to contact us at safety@aerialphoto.com