Humanoid has recently gained permission to fly drones commercially from the Civil Aviation Authority.
Drone technology has advanced rapidly over the past couple of years and finally super-stable, super high-quality aerial video can be delivered at much more cost-effective rates.
The CAA is the sole authority with the power permit the use of small unmanned aerial vehicles in UK airspace.
“There is a lot of controversy surrounding drones at the moment, because of safety and privacy issues. There are also private companies offering drone photography without adhering to the laws. Our CAA permission means that we can offer a completely safe, fully insured service at a fraction of the cost of traditional aerial photography.“
—Martyn Lomax, Humanoid’s Managing Director
Humanoid carry out a full pre-flight survey and risk assessment before every flight, to ensure that everything conforms to the Air Navigation Order 2009, governing all aircraft. The drone has a built in failsafe, so in the unlikely event of loss of connection or any other issue it will fly back to its home position using GPS.
Footage from the drone’s camera is reviewed via a live feed at a ground station. The drone’s advanced 3D gimbal automatically adjusts the camera position to account for any wind, as well as providing us with telemetry of its position in the air.
The flight is a two-person operation involving one pilot and a camera operator/spotter. The drone can capture stunning HD aerial videos and images that can be used as a standalone service or as part of the company’s overall filming process.
”Our company has built a reputation for delivering quality video footage using the most up-to-date production tools. The drones will add top production values to any project.”
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