An UAS stands for Unmanned Aerial System. This is the term that the FAA has given remote controlled aeroplanes and drones.
What about safety?
Safety is our most important concern. We understand that these UAS' are tools and not toys, the safety of others and their property is paramount. Our pilots are FAA certified and licenced, and are dedicated to following local, state, and national laws. Our Pilots also utilize the full support system of visual observers and flight operators as each project requires.
How far can you fly?
Our flight distance is limited by visual light of sight of the Pilot in Command (PIC) or a visual observer within radio contact. Our flight ceiling is also restricted to 400ft. above ground level. Requests to exceed these restrictions can be made but are not a garuntee.
How long can your UAS fly?
On average we can fly 15-20* minutes per battery (and yes we have more than one). We are also able to charge batteries on location via outlets or vehicles for additional flight time throught the course of a project.
*flight times will vary based upon temperature, wind, and other variables.
Are you Insured?
Yes, we are insured with special coverage for liability and damage. We are also insured with standard production insurance.
What if something goes wrong?
Our Pilots have been trained to analyze situations and pass good judgment on whether or not a mission is safe to fly. If however there is an issue mid flight the PIC will stop all flights immediately and assess the situation. In the case that our UAS falls (yes it does happen) or accidentally strikes something/one we are required by law to report to the FAA within 10 days incidents causing $500+ of property damage, or hospital visitation for injuries. This will then launch an investigation from the FAA into the operating procedures and judgement calls. This is A) not fun, and B) something we never want to deal with. Safety is our #1 concern!
What areas do you service?
We are located in Western Wisconsin and service Wisconsin, Eastern Minnesota, and Northern Iowa. We are capable and willing to travel to any location to meet out clients needs.
frequently asked questions
Here are some common questons and concerns that we are asked.