Skyframe Aerial employs CFR Part 107 Licensed Remote Pilots with a sUAS rating. This is required by the FAA for any UAS operations that are not solely for your personal enjoyment. By only employing Licensed pilots we are able to provide potential clients with the safe, accountable, and legal way to collect the imagery or data that they need.
UAS liability insurance
UAS are not perfect. Just like planes, and helicopters there is always the possibility that something can occur midflight and gravity will overtake the UAS. We are insured with a special UAS liability insurance that covers the risk of a UAS falling out of the sky. Should property become damaged or personnel injured. One of the largest benefits to utilizing a UAS is that there is no risk to anyone on board should an incident occur.
Since we are also under the jurisdiction of the FAA, all damages in excess of $500 or any injuries that require a hospital visit must be reported within 10 days to the FAA. This will launch an investigation as to whether or not everything was done to prevent this unfortunate incident.
Weather conditions are ever changing and can have a direct impact on the ability to fly and the duration of those flights. We will work with you to the best of our abilities to find a day or timeframe that will allow for safe operations. Since we do not control the weather the Licensed Remote Pilot in Command (PIC) is responsible for assessing the weather conditions on location and will decide if it is safe of not to fly. If our pilots are not comfortable we will remain on the ground, and not risk damage or injury . Safety is our top priority. Skyframe reserves the right to cancel flights at anytime due to weather related issues.
We attempt to become as familiar with a location prior to any scheduled flights. This requires an address or point of reference to locate by digital maps to get a general idea of what permanent obstructions or hazards may be in our operating area. Similar to weather conditions, when our Remote Pilot in Command (PIC) arrives on location they will assess any nearby obstacles and determines if it is safe to fly. Skyframe reserves the right to cancel flights at anytime due to unsafe flying conditions created by nearby obstacles.
There is a significant amount of airspace that is controlled by Airports, or the Military, and there are also numerous areas that are restricted air space. We work in connection with any controlled airspace to obtain permission and clearance before the flight. It is up to Air Traffic Control (ATC) to grant permission for flights conducted in their controlled area. If ATC does not grant permission a Skyframe flight in their airspace is not an option. The goal of Skyframe and the FAA is to maintain a safe airspace for both manned and unmanned aircraft. We will not fly without permission as it is needed for the safety and liability of everyone involved.
Flight Restriction Safety
Flight restrictions and temporary flight restrictions are off limits unless the party responsible has written permission. Up to 90 days could be required to work out all of the logistics of an operation in restricted airspace so please contact us as early as possible to begin the process. Restricted airspace may include but is not limited to, sporting events, presidential travel, VIP personnel, power plants, correctional institutions, schools, airports, helipads, military bases, national parks, wildfires, disaster sites, etc.
Our goal is to be safe and respect others operating in U.S. airspace