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FAQ

  • What is a UAV?
    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), colloquially known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is controlled either autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or under the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle.
    There are a wide variety of UAV shapes, sizes, configurations, and characteristics. Historically, UAVs were simple remotely piloted aircraft, but semi autonomous control is increasingly being employed.
  • What type of footage can we achieve?

    Our unmanned aircraft systems can achieve surprising results. Think steady crane cam without the setup or cost. Think helicopter aerial imaging without the size and running costs. With our systems we are able to achieve remarkably steady, Full High Definition (1080p @ 100fps) quality vision, as well as incredibly detailed Ultra High Definition (4K @ 25fps). Because of the size of the system we are able to operate in areas and get camera angles that have previously been unachievable with manned aircraft or crane jib’s. Have a look at our video show reel to see us in action.

  • How much time do we need to plan?

    Planning is the most important part of any operation, successful planning leads to successful implementation. With clear and concise communication and suitable amount of time allocated to planning we will ensure the success of your project. The amount of time required of planning will depend on each job, depending on may factors, including area of operations, flight height, people and time of day operations. Speak to us as soon as possible so we can advise of the time required for planning on your project.

  • What affects or impacts does the weather have on operations?

    Like most outdoor jobs and activities, weather plays an integral role to creating great content. Although our system is resilient and hard working there are limitations on the system aswell as the creative aspect limitations such as available light and cloud cover. Generally for video production and photography, we can operate in winds up to 35km/h and cloudy conditions, but for superior results calm and mildly sunny conditions are ideal.

  • What areas do we operate?

    Airsight Australia operates all over Australia and it’s territories. Our system is transportable by road or by air and we can be onsite  filing your project in no time. Of course there are logistics involved and we can go through these with you in detail.

  • How big does my job have to be?

    There is no limit to how small or how big your job can be. As fully certified and skilled UAV operators, advanced camera operators, cinematographers and technicians we are flexible in what we can achieve. Be it a few photos of a rural property for sale or a full TV series video production we are capable, qualified and insured to successfully complete your project.

  • Where are the best times of day to operate?

    The best times of day to operate very greatly depending on the task. Our operators certificate allows us to operate in Daylight hours, which means that pre dawn, dawn, early morning, lunchtime, late lunch, early afternoon, late afternoon and sunset are all appropriate times of the day to operate. The light in morning and afternoons can provide some remarkable lighting but again its depends on the requirements of the project as to what time of day is most suitable. Speak to us about your project and we can consult on this area.

  • What height can we fly?

    Our operators certificate allows us to operate up to 400ft above ground level. We are able to operate 400ft if required with specific regulatory approvals. If you require flights over 400ft you will need to discuss this in the planning with us, as there is certain approvals that will need to be obtained which we should allow 30 days as a minimum for approval.

  • What are the restrictions on where we fly?

    Airsight Australia holds a Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle Operators Certificate (CASA Number 1-WKV3X-01). This certificate allows us to operate up to 400ft above ground level (AGL) outside of 3nm from an aerodrome and in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) and within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS). If your project fall outside of theses requirements we are abler to apply for approvals to operate outside of these. Talk to us about your project and we can advise you on what approvals may be needed if any.

  • What is a multi-rotor?

    multi-rotor or multi-copter is a rotorcraft with more than two rotors. Multirotors often use fixed-pitch blades, whose rotor pitch does not vary as the blades rotate; control of vehicle motion is achieved by varying the relative speed of each rotor to change the thrust and torque produced by each.

  • What is a fixed wing?

    fixed-wing aircraft is an aircraft capable of flight using wings that generate lift caused by the vehicle’s forward airspeed and the shape of the wings. Fixed-wing aircraft are distinct from rotary-wing aircraft in which the wings form a rotor mounted on a spinning shaft and ornithopters in which the wings flap in similar manner to a bird.

  • What insurances do we have?

    Airsight Australia holds all the necessary insurances to operate in all locations and job sites around Australia. We carry the appropriate public liability ($20,000,000) insurances to operate on all job sites within Australia’s airspace.

  • What permits and certifications do we have?

    Airsight Australia holds a Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle Operators Certificate (CASA Number 1-WKV3X-01).  Also all field employees and operators have valid construction site permits (white card) for all states and territories of Australia.

  • What are the safety concerns around using UAV's?

    Airsight Australia has developed and implemented a Workplace Health & Safety Management System (WHSMS) and policies to safely management and control all relevant risks and hazards that are faced.

    When operating any aircraft there are inherent risks, Airsight Australia takes all appropriate measures to systematically control any apparent risk and hazard. This involves developing a consistent safety culture throughout the entire company and its operations.

  • How long can we stay in the air?

    Depending on the setup of the aircraft and the purpose of the operation, for aerial photography we can achieve up to 15 minutes flying time, for the best quality HD stabilised video we can achieve up to 10 minutes of flight time as standard.

  • What quality are the photos?

    Our primary camera for taking still photos is the Sony Nex 7 fitted with a 16mm lens. The camera has a  24MP APS-C sensor which is ideal for taking high resolution aerial photographs. Airsight Australia can deliver the images either in RAW (unedited) or JPG (edited) depending on the requirements of the client.

  • What quality are the videos?

    We use a multitude of different cameras and sensors to achieve up to 4K resolution video up to 100fps (Frames per second), still photography up to 25MP and thermal and near infrared imaging.