What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We offer a base 1/2 day rate (4 hours) and Full day rate (8 hours).
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Initial phone consultation, quotation, acceptance and project scheduled.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
FAA ASEL PILOT
FAA Exemption #13208
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Started flying full size aircraft as well as RC model over 25 years ago.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Fortune 500 companies, Construction, Energy, Real Estate and Weddings to name a few.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Worked with a national customer of ours providing both ground and aerial photos. We worked from California to New York City and everywhere in between.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure they are qualified and authorized by the FAA to provide aerial services commercially. This currently requires what is called an FAA Section 333 Exemption and a pilots license or with more recent changes what is called a Part 107 UAS Remote Pilot Certificate. If you hire a company without one of these you can be held liable should something happen or the FAA inquire about the operation.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Location is extremely important for aerial work as every location presents different challenges and flight requirements. Some locations may require additional FAA coordination to fly legally.