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Aerial Imaging Services

The flitelab team combines custom drones for aerial photography with wide ranging skillsets to deliver client specific aerial imaging services in Atlantic Canada.

Technology

We utilize a fleet of custom built UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), often referred to as drone aircraft, that are remotely controlled and assisted by GPS position and altitude hold functionality.  These aircraft provide a super stable platform that allows us to gather photos and video, ranging from small 4 motor (quadcopter) GoPro systems for confined areas, up to large 8 motor (octocopter/X8) systems with full 3 axis 360 degree gimbals carrying Lumix GH3/GH4 cameras.

The size and nature of these aircraft allow us to specialize in low altitude, high definition aerial imaging that traditional aircraft or ground based systems cannot obtain, in a safer and more economical manner.

Process

Our process begins with initial contact with our clients to discuss the specific needs, location, and deliverables.   This is followed by an onsite inspection and site survey to ensure the operation can be performed in a safe and effective manner. 

Following a full review by our team, a statement of work will be provided outlining the deliverable and costs.

As flitelab holds an extended blanket SFOC certificate from Transport Canada for the majority of Atlantic Canada, including controlled airspace in the downtown Halifax/Dartmouth area, in most cases we forgo the typical application process and are basically pre-authorized for most locations in the region.  This allow us to provide aerial services to our clients in a much condensed time-frame over the normal operation specific process that can take other operators up to 20 days or longer to obtain.  (Some areas may still require specific SFOC applications.)

During the scheduled time we will arrive on site, setup, and perform the flight if the required conditions allow for safe and viable flight and shooting. 

Once the flight operation is completed, we will review the material and provide feedback and samples to our client, along with the invoice for the services.

Following payment, the full media set will be provided to the client via an online download location or on physical media, as outlines in the SOW.

Rates

Rates vary on a project by project basis based on the scope and location and related factors.  Hourly, full day, and project specific rates available.   Included in the pricing is a minimum 2 man crew, aircraft, camera (unless one is provided by client), SFOC application, and liability insurance. We cover the full end to end solution for your specific operation.  Work outside of Halifax area may also require travel allowance.

Liability Insurance

flitelab.com is fully insured for commercial UAV operations, with two million dollar coverage.

Contact Us For A Quote

If you'd like to discuss your specific project, contact us at info@flitelab.com and we can arrange a consultation.

Commercial UAV Use in Canada

Within Canada the commercial use of UAVs is regulated by Transport Canada.  Any and all commercial work performed with remotely controlled aircraft must have a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for each flight, along with proper UAV liability insurance.

Be sure to always use an operator that follows these regulations as you could be subject to fines and legal action if these are not in place.

For further details please see the following article - UAVs & SFOCs: An Overview of the Commercial Use of Unmanned Aircraft in Canada