is sKY TECH one licensed?
Victor and his pilots all hold the FAA Part 107 License. Victor is insured for up to $500,000 and his pilots are insured for up to $1 million. Up to $5 million in insurance is available at an additional fee. COI requests are available at a fee of $100. Sky Tech One charters helicopter companies who are also licensed and insured.
Should i hire your drone or helicopter services?
If you require flights above 400 feet or in TFR’s (Temporary Flight Restriction) such as near the Trump Tower, you should use our helicopter services.
Drones go up to a maximum speed of around 40-50 mph so when high up, the movement will appear slow. Helicopters can go multiple times faster so if you’re high up, shooting appear “normal” speed.
HOw fast does it take you to set up a drone?
Our smaller drones, such as the Mavic 2 Pro can be set up in under 5 minutes. Our Inspire 2 takes anywhere from 5-10 minutes to set up.
A dual operator set up allows for one pilot to control only the drone and the second operator to control the camera, which moves independently from the drone. The dual operator set up is for more complex shots such as when a drone is following behind a moving subject then swings around to be in front of it. This also gives the shot a more “cinematic” feel.
What is Dual operation?
All cameras can shoot in 4K, whereas the X5S can shoot up to 5.2K
Drones: The three DJI Drones we mainly use - Mavic Pro, Mavic 2 Pro, and Inspire 2 have their own cameras. Their sensors are 1/2.3 inch, Hasselblad 1 inch and X5S Micro 4/3, respectively. The Inspire 2 has interchangeable lenses and range from 12mm to 45mm (2x crop). We also have access to heavy lifters that can carry Canon C series, REDs, Arri Alexa M and more.
Helicopter: DJI X5 RAW for the Skybox, Sony A7RIII for Standard gimbal videography and handheld still photography. Lenses range from 16mm-200mm full frame/300mm crop.
Ground: Sony A7RIII for standard gimbal videography and handheld still photography. Lenses range from 16mm-200mm full frame/300mm crop.
What kind of cameras do you use?
A client monitor with playback during drone flight is available. For Helicopter videography, Skybox setups include a client monitor as well as controls, if desired. Or standard helicopter videography does not include a client monitor but the client can view our monitor from their seat.
Can I view the shots while you are shooting them?
It depends on the scope of your project. Please contact us by giving us a ring or fill out the form below for details.