Here at “Be Airbourne” we’ve been waiting for technology to catch up with our business model, and over the past few years its happened. The prices and level of onboard automation has now made Airbourne filming truly affordable and more importantly safe.
Not so long ago, if you wanted some aerial photography or filming, you needed an expensive helicopter with a pilot and camera operator, with costs ranging from £1000 to £2500 per flight hour, depending on helicopter specification and the filming requirements.
With ever advancing Drone technology the playing field has now been levelled.
My name is Daren Pledger, Owner & CEO of both Hang 10 Media and Be Airbourne and with my background in TV and a passion for flying, ( I learnt to fly helicopters myself over 10yrs ago ), it was only a matter of time before these two obsessions joined forces. I can’t help but quietly chuckle at the fact that I spent a great deal of money learning to fly helicopters only to end up flying 6lb drones, however, the skills i learnt all those years ago are directly transferable to being a safe and consensuses drone pilot.
What can drone filming be used for.
We think about this every day, and almost every day come up with a new utilisation for the technology, the possibilities are quite literally endless. Some of the more common uses include;
We’re permitted to fly up to a height of 120m ( 400Ft ) and can be set up and Airbourne within 30mins of arriving on location. Filming formats are available in either 1080p or 4k.