Frequently Asked Questions
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IS SKYMEDIA LICENSED & QUALIFIED TO OPERATE COMMERCIALLY?
Yes. SkyMedia has permission by the governing body in Australia called the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) . SkyMedia pilots have Controller Certificates (RPAS Qualification for flying unmanned aerial vehicles UAV’s) and SkyMedia holds an Unmanned Operators Certificate (UOC).
Both licences are required to operate commercially in Australia.
IS SKYMEDIA FULLY INSURED?
Yes. As long as SkyMedia adheres to the operating guidelines and rules laid out by the CASA the company is fully insured with $ 20 million public liability cover.
WHAT WEATHER CONDITIONS CAN’T YOU FLY IN?
We unfortunately cannot fly in the rain! Strong winds can also be a problem.
HOW CLOSE CAN YOU FLY TO THE PUBLIC?
30m is the minimum distance, unless special circumstances are granted.
CAN YOU FLY AT NIGHT?
Yes, Skymedia has an exemption from the CASA which allows us to operate at night.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT?
Our UAV requires two operators from our professional team. A qualified UAV pilot to fly the the UAV and a second person to operate the camera to take the video.
HOW LONG CAN YOU FLY FOR?
Our UAV can fly for approximately 15 minutes on a single battery. After that we need to land and change the power supply.
WHAT IS THE HEIGHT?
CASA stipulates we do NOT fly higher than 400ft. Under special circumstances we can apply for a extended height on a job by job basis if required. If the job requires to fly higher than 1000ft we will use a fixed wing aircraft.
WHAT IS THE RANGE & SPEED OF THE UAV?
We have a range of approx 500m giving us a 1km radius to remain in line of sight at all times depending on the terrain and buildings. Approximate speed of our UAV is 60km/ph.
DOES SKYMEDIA HIRE OUT ITS EQUIPMENT ONLY TO THIRD PARTIES?
No. Each pilot needs to be certified and licensed by the CASA. Any job which is required is flown by us!