Shooting recently at the Missouri Botanical Garden was fun, easy and done very safely with our professional 2 man crew. Thanks everyone for all of your help. We did a quick scout and found three key locations. The first area we hovered about 100 feet, the second at 250 feet and the third at about 175 feet. All three angles turned in some nice aerial imagery in Saint Louis. We like to shoot as close to the FAA requirements as possible. The pilot always has his eyes on the drone and controls all movement. The navigator views the imagery from a hooded television monitor. The navigator stands always to the left of the pilot to guide them towards the proper shot. We stay away five miles from airports and below 400 feet.
Rob Haller, Aerial Photographer and Videographer
St Louis Drones
We have researched the drone industry, read quite a bit and have flown hundreds of hours. We believe in safety, so we believe our two man crew is a necessity. The pilot keeps his eye on the drone at all times, no exceptions. The navigator, keeps an eye on the viewfinder to get the shot, as well as the surrounding environment. We often select a secluded safe spot for launch. We discuss each shot in advance so we know the motion path in advance. There is constant communication with the pilot and navigator throughout the flight. Pan left, tip down, up 10 feet, ok taking the image, got it, time to land. The four hundred foot ceiling is fine. In fact, we’ve shot over 45 acres of inventory, and required a ceiling of less than 300 feet. Often when we are shooting photographs or video we are not above 150 feet. We stay five miles away from airports. We do not fly directly overhead of people. The unit is all plastic and weighs less than 2.75 pounds. The quality drone art form takes place with years of video production and software experience, proper flight motion path, a quality gimbal and the capture of a high end HD camera. True creative and usable quality images are best flown with a safe Two Man Crew!
Pre-flight checks and ready for take off!
Aerial Photographer, Producer and Pilot
Aerial Photographer, Director and Navigator
The list of new drone aerial capabilities is growing fast. Cost comparison to a manned helicopter is off the charts!
Safety First! We possess the knowledge and experience needed to fly drones safely and effectively. We operate in urban and suburban environments. Safety comes first and equipment is triple checked. We are fully insured so you can rest assured you’re covered. Our drones are capable of other various aerial tasks in a wide array of aerial applications.
Here are some other markets that utilize our aerial photography and video services.
Marketing / Advertising
Aerial Data Collection
Resorts and Recreation
Legal / Forensic Data Collection
Golf Course Planning
Auto Dealer Inventory
Retail Site Planning
Personal Property Documentation
Insurance Damage Assessment
Structure and Barrier Inspection
Earthquake Damage Inspection
TV News / Commercials
Rob Haller, Photo and Video Wingman
St Louis Drones