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FLIGHT REGULATIONS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Providing you the best possible product is important to us, but doing it safely and legally is our absolute top priority. We've outlined some common restrictions below, and provided some links for you to get into the details. You can always contact us directly too and we'll help walk you through it.

 

So don't worry, we have experience with these restrictions and will work with you to make sure we can get you what you need. 

COMMON GENERAL RESTRICTIONS

DAYLIGHT OPERATIONS ONLY (30 MIN BEFORE SUNRISE TO 30 MIN AFTER SUNSET)*​

 

NO OPERATIONS OVER PEOPLE*

 

MAXIMUM FLIGHT ALTITUDE IS 400' ABOVE GROUND*

 

AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED IN CERTAIN (CONTROLLED) AIRSPACE*

*RESTRICTION CAN BE WAIVED WITH PROPER APPROVAL FROM FAA.

WHERE WE CAN FLY

WE CAN FLY AT NIGHT!

WE ALSO HAVE AUTHORIZATION TO FLY IN CONTROLLED AIRSPACE THROUGHOUT THE PHOENIX VALLEY AS WELL AS A FEW OTHER STATES.

PLEASE NOTE SOME APPROVALS MAY TAKE UPWARDS OF 90 DAYS TO OBTAIN. MAKE SURE YOUR DRONE SERVICE PROVIDER IS FLYING SAFELY AND LEGALLY!

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE!

HELPFUL RESOURCES

TO SEE IF YOUR PROJECT FALLS WITHIN RESTRICTED AIRSPACE...

FAA UAS DATA
 

TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF RESTRICTIONS​...

SUMMARY OF RESTRICTIONS​

FULL CFR PART 107

WIND

We wish we could, but we can't predict the weather. We like to schedule a couple day window for the job at hand for the sake of weather.

The drones can handle wind upwards of 15-20 mph. We'll do our best to make an attempt, but we also don't want to sacrifice quality in your product.

RAIN

Just like we can't predict wind, we also can't predict the rain. We do stay connected through the process if your job is a ways down the calendar and try to accommodate for any weather.

Similarly to wind, the drones can handle light rain. Some shots actually look nice in the rain, but require a different shooting technique to keep the quality. Don't worry, we know it!