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Frequently Asked Questions

The use of drones can arise many questions for some of our clients.  

We have provided a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions below.   


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  • Are all of your pilots licenced?
    Yes. Daniel Brown Drones are fully licenced and compliant with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We ensure all of our remote pilots have obtained their Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) and are experienced in the service they intend to offer. PfCO documents are available upon request.
  • Are you insured and have public liability insurance?
    Yes. Daniel Brown Drones are fully insured and have a minimum of £2 million public liability up to 400ft above the pilot. Insurance documents are availble upon job confirmation and request.
  • Are there any restrictions as to where you can and cannot fly?
    Yes. As with all PfCO pilots Daniel Brown Drones adhere to the rules and regulations around seperation distances set by the CAA. As a rule we carry out a pre-site assesment and assess if the job can be completed safely and whether or not we need to apply for any further permissions to operate safely.
  • Can you fly indoors?
    Yes. Daniel Brown Drones are capable of operating inside as long as we have enough space to negotiate the drone safely. We will organise a site inspection to confirm whether we can operate safely due to nature of buildings and materials which can affect the way the drone flies.
  • Can you operate at night?
    Daniel Brown drones has obtaiend a special permission from the CAA to operate at night, however a slight adjustment to distances may be required (contact us for more info).
  • Does the weather affect you?
    Unfortunately, weather does affect our operation. We will not operate if it is raining due to exposed electrics and water on the lens which would ruin your shot. Additionally, we recommend flying in no more than 11mph wind. However, we will keep an eye on the weather in the run up to your event and are flexible to re arrange. All of these will be subject to the operators discretion at time of flight.
  • What if the weather takes a turn for the worse?
    In the run up to the shoot we will monitor the weather closely and will contact you with the alternative possibilites if it looks like we will not be able to operate safely. The option to re arrange to another date will be offered.
  • How high can you fly?
    UK CAA guidelines require we operate at a maximum of 400ft (120m) altitude above the pilot.
  • How far can you fly?
    We are able to fly our drones at a maximum of 500m away from where the operator is standing, however visual line of sight must always be maintained.
  • How long can you fly?
    Most drones average a battery life of approximately 15 minutes, however our equipment has an average flight time of 25 minutes, meaning we are able to capture much more footage within our flight.
  • Can you fly all day?
    Yes. Although each battery lasts approximately 25 minutes, we intend to land and change batteries every 20 minutes. However, we carry enough pre-carged battereies to every shoot to allow us to continue flying all day.
  • Can I see the screen of what you are seeing / shooting whilst flying?
    Yes. Upon request Daniel Brown Drones is able to provide a seperate monitor for you to view what our pilots see on their screen throughout the entity of the shoot.
  • How much does it cost?
    Due to the variety of the jobs we offer we are not able to give a specific price until we have individually assessed your requirement. Please get in contact with your job details for a more precise quote.
  • Are you able to edit the footage?
    Yes. Daniel Brown Drones offer the service to edit any footage from the day. We use professional Adobe software to edit all of the photographs or footage shot. However, we are also able to provide you with all of the RAW footage from the day if you wish to do the editting yourself.
  • What quality footage can your drones produce?
    Daniel Brown Drones equipment is capable of provdiing 4K video footage and up to 20 megapixel photographs.
  • How long does it take to receive the footage and how is it delivered to us?
    All of our drones use external memory storage so we are able to offer a copy of the footage on the day. However, dependant on the extent of the edit required we will be able to inform you within 48 hours after the shoot as to when you will receive your final footage. Daniel Brown Drones suggest we send your footage in two formats. These include a suitable external memory device (USB) and an online cloud sharing service.

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