Drone Video & Aerial Photography FAQ Grand Rapids, MI

If this is your first time using drone video or photography for your business, you probably have a lot of questions.

Our frequently asked questions guide to drone photography will hopefully give you all the facts you need to make an informed decision. To learn more, don’t hesitate to reach out to our aerial photography team.

Drone Video & Photography FAQ’s

How long can you fly?

One of our rechargeable batteries lasts approximately 38 minutes, depending on wind velocity. The higher the wind velocity, the more energy the drone will drain from the battery. We also bring extra batteries with us so we can take as many aerial photos as you need. Replacing drone batteries only takes a moment, so we can quickly get the drone back in the air.

How far can you fly?

For safety reasons, we’re not able to fly drones out of our line of vision. We also have to make sure we maintain a safe distance away from airports and heliports. In 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered commercial drones not fly more than 400 feet above ground level.

Does weather affect your ability to shoot?

If it is raining or snowing on the day of your shoot, we won’t be able to fly the drone. The electronics inside the drone are susceptible to water damage. To avoid shaky video quality, wind speeds also need to be below 10 mph. The calmer the wind on the day of your shoot, the better quality video you can expect.

Since Michigan weather is always changing, we stay alert to weather conditions and let you know well in advance if the shoot needs to be delayed until there are better weather conditions.

Do you watch the drone footage in real time?

We are able to watch the drone footage in real time to ensure we get the best shots. During the drone video and aerial photography session, we recommend you be there to make sure we get all the shots and angles you want. However, if you have a busy schedule that prevents you from being there the day of the shoot, we can also fly our drone solo and show the footage to you later for review.

Can you fly drones over crowds?

For safety reasons, we do not fly our drone over crowds of people. However, we can still take quality aerial photography of a crowd by taking shots at an angle from a safe distance.

What industries do you work for?

Any business can benefit from drone services, including yours. We provide drone services for a wide variety of industries, from real estate to dental.

Industries we serve include:

  • Real estate
  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Remodeling
  • Roofing
  • Plumbing
  • Heating and cooling
  • Electrical
  • Dental
  • Health and fitness
  • Legal
  • Asphalt
  • Material handling
  • And much more!

If you don’t see your industry above, give us a call to learn how we can use drone video and aerial photography for your business.

Fly By Marketing in Grand Rapids is dedicated to helping you improve your company’s online presence with drone video and photography. To learn more about our drone services, call (616) 512-5457.