Are LRW films approved & qualified to operate commercially?
Yes. LRW films has “Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO No: 767)” granted by the C.A.A, and LRW films pilots have the RPQ-s qualification for flying unmanned aerial vehicles.
Are LRW films fully insured?
Yes. In accordance with CAP 722 Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace, LRW films is fully insured, including Public Liability Insurance for £1m. (We can increase it at anytime to suit)
Can we fly at night? Yes, we are one of the few that are approved for commercial night operations.
What weather conditions can't you fly in?
Unfortunately, we cannot fly in the rain, and strong winds can also be a problem (especially if we are flying near people and property) although we use excellent camera gimbals which offer smooth shots, safety must be paramount.
Can you fly indoors?
Yes, though the CAA rules still apply to both indoors and outdoors.
How long can you fly for?
Our aerial systems can fly for around up to 30 minutes, after which we need to land the system to change the power supply. Currently we have and use multiple batteries which we bring to a job pre-charged.
What are the height, range and speed of the UAV?
Due to the conditions placed on unmanned aerial systems by the C.A.A., we are only permitted to fly up to 400ft high and fly out to 500m giving us a 1km radius, the UAV needs to be in the line of sight (LOS) at all times.
It is possible to get exemptions to fly further and higher but it may incur extra cost and can take time to organise. Generally the limits are more than sufficient for the majority of projects.
Can you fly drones in London? Yes and we have done on numberous occasions, however there are issues with flying in London. The first is most of the City of London is a restricted area (EGR 160). There are also additional restricted areas (EGR 157, 158 and 159) in the City or nearby. Any aircraft, no matter how small has to submit an extended non-standard flight application to fly in these areas. This takes time and permission is not guaranteed. London is also a congested area which can limit the size of aircraft that can fly. As a result working in London is possible but you should allow time to organise the project, it may incur extra administration costs and we can't guarantee permission will be able to be obtained.
How much does the service cost?
We price each job on an individual basis. Factors including the location, risk, amount of pre-flight and safety work required (such as site visits or obtaining special flying permissions, if required) will play a part.
Shorter shoots including aerial surveying or inspections, real estate photography, one-off marketing shoots etc can be provided on a pro-rata basis due to the lesser time they require on the day.
Our services are cost inclusive and include site visits, pre-planning, flight planning, flights, filming/photo shoots, any permissions needed and also includes mileage.
We don't charge extra for flying over water or near hazards.
Further editing for both films and photos can be done in house at extra cost.
For filming, we use Adobe Premiere Pro, all footage can be transferred and delivered digitally.
For photography, we use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, the RAW DNG/JPEG files can be delivered digitally.
If you're interested in using us for a smaller or simpler project then please get in contact with us and we'll be glad to hear your ideas and provide you with an affordable quote.
However to give you a more accurate quote, we need to explain what information we require before quoting on your project and our procedures.
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