“Man must rise above the Earth - to the top of the atmosphere and beyond - for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.” - Socrates
How it works
All commercial aerial work must comply with criteria set out by the CAA and specified in Brighton SkyCam's Operations Manual. There are a number of important measures we need to take in order to operate safely and to protect people's privacy:
- Determine if the location is within controlled airspace and, if it is, contact the local ATC.
- Check for obstructions and other potential hazards which would endanger people, structures or the aircraft.
- Obtain the landowner's permission to take off from their land.
- Ensure we only fly within 50 metres of people or property if they are under the pilot's control (ie, with consent).
- Operate in accordance with specified procedures.
When you contact Brighton SkyCam with your request, we will ask some initial questions about the work before deciding if it's viable. We would usually, though not always, want to visit the site before the day of filming. The complexity of planning an aerial shoot depends on many circumstances; filming a rural golf club, for example, will be easier to plan and execute than filming an industrial unit in an urban location.