Frequently Asked Questions

We've listed some frequently asked questions below, but if you can't find what you are looking for, don't hesitate to get in touch.

How much do Trigger Air services cost?

Every project is different so we provide a personalised and competitive quote for each job.  Contact us for a detailed quote.

When are we available to work?

Having time to plan a shoot is the best option but due to the nature of our work our drone pilots are often available at short notice.

Our drone pilots are required to complete pre-flight risk assessments to ensure we will be working safely and within CAA regulations so any extra time we have to prepare will be advantageous. In some circumstances we may need to seek additional permissions from the relevant authorities and this can take additional time.

Is Trigger Air qualified to work commercially?

Yes, we have been granted 'Permissions for Commercial Operation' (PfCO) by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the UK to work commercially within their regulations. In conjunction with this we have full certification with RPQ-s for flying competence with remotely piloted aircraft systems.

Is Trigger Air insured?

Trigger Air have Public Liability insurance up to £10 million. It is a legal requirement for all commercial operators to have insurance cover. Always ask to see an operators CAA qualification and insurance documents and if they cannot provide them, don't use them!

How far and where can we fly?

Qualified drone operators with a standard PfCO can fly to 500m in a radial distance from the pilot and 400ft vertically whilst maintaining full line of sight of the aircraft. In addition our drone pilots can fly to 800m radial distance. With the correct safety procedures and permissions we can fly in most locations.

What do we fly?

Our experienced drone pilots fly the latest DJI Inspire 2 with X5S camera capable of outputting 1080p, 4K and 5.2K RAW or Pro Res with HD downlink for the DoP. We are also qualified to fly any drone up to 20Kg, day or night.

Why would I want to use a drone?

Drones or UAVs are now used widely in tv, film, marketing, events and search and rescue. Drones are also ideal for dangerous inspection work, or can be flown closer to people who are under our control, or we can work from a distance for the broader shot. Our drones can be deployed rapidly at almost any location and are a cost effective and safe alternative to larger manned aircraft.

How many people are involved in operating a drone?

Trigger Air operate with a fully qualified pilot, and as required, a camera operator. This allows us to offer flexible pricing suitable to your budget. So it's always worth getting in touch for a quote.

What weather conditions can we fly in?

There are conditions such as rain and strong winds that drones or UAvs cannot fly in and so we keep a close eye on the forecast leading up to a shoot. Safety is the greatest priority to us, so monitoring weather conditions prior to a flight is vital.

I still haven't had my question answered...

Don't hesitate to get in touch, it would be great to have a chat about your next project or queries about flying drones safely.

Checkout the CAA Regulations for more detail.