DRONE v FULL SIZE AIRCRAFT what do you think?
This image hasn`t been enlarged or manipulated – it was taken from 1500 feet above HS2 Curzon Street Station project from our FULL SIZE AIRCRAFT
Drones are a great tool, but as with every tool in the photographers arsenal they have their limitations:
DRONE – MAX 400 feet
FULL SIZE AIRCRAFT – Typically 1000-2000+feet subject to Air Traffic Control/CAA requirements, enabling wider panoramic images of complete/large sites
2. EXTENT OF OPERATION ON SITE
DRONES – MUST NOT BE flown over land/property without owners consent + major restrictions within built up areas (towns/cities) + pilot must maintain visual sight of drone at all times
FIXED WING AIRCRAFT – NO LIMIT – we can fly directly over + with high powered lenses obtain incredibly detailed images + at ANY distance from the site to get required images/angles that can not be obtained by drone.
3. EXTENT OF OPERATION OUTSIDE SITE AREA
DRONES – CAA regs – drones must remain within the confines of the site within built up areas
FIXED WING AIRCRAFT – NO LIMITATION – we can obtain distant shots of the site taking in wider location such as a city background to show the site in context to its surroundings + we cover MULTIPLE CITIES/LOCATIONS during a SINGLE FLIGHT operation