Why do I need to hire a commercial pilot vs. doing this myself??

The use of UAVs/Drones has drastically increased over the past two years. Before you have someone fly a UAV/Drone for your business, please ensure that they are certified UAV pilots, even if you decide to not chose Dirigo Drone Services, LLC as your drone service provider. The FAA has strict regulations in place and can fine businesses that hire hobbyist to capture aerial images and video.


IS THIS LEGAL? I’VE HEARD THAT IT IS NOT LEGAL TO USE DRONES FOR AERIAL REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY?

We are 100% legal. We are fully certified, FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot operators, which allows us to legally operate for commercial use. In addition we have completed formal training, and we also are fully insured.


WHAT IF I HAVE AN IDEA ABOUT HOW TO USE A DRONE FOR SERVICE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE LISTED?

Please reach out to us! We are always looking to take on new projects and broaden our capabilities. The abilities of drones are increasingly rapidly from thermal imaging, crop management, and inspection applications.


HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TIME FOR AERIAL PHOTOS OR VIDEOS?

Typically less than 24 hours, but the more time you can give us the better. Each flight requires that we follow FAA guidelines and can require airspace authorization. If you know you will be needing our services and live within five miles of an airport please let us know ahead of time so we can obtain the proper authorization.