The most common questions we get asked about our drone services.
Has Ozark Drones filmed anything for national TV?
- Yes, we have filmed numerous projects that have aired on national television in the United States, Canada, and the UK.
Does Ozark Drones license stock footage?
- Yes, we frequently license stock footage upon request. We have a large library of aerial video clips of Arkansas and the Ozark Mountains, throughout all of the seasons. We also license aerial photographs, like those seen on our webpage. Feel free to reach out to us using the Ozark Drones Contact Form.
What kind of clients does Ozark Drones work with?
- We primarily work with production companies, advertising agencies and businesses. Occasionally we will work with individuals if the requested project is applicable. We also provide consultation to production companies looking to implement drones in-house.
How much does it cost?
- We quote each shoot differently depending on overall production needed and if any special FAA airspace authorizations will be required. You can easily request a quote from the Ozark Drones Contact Form. Please include any and all details regarding your shoot needs. The more information you provide will result in a more accurate quote.
Are you FAA Certified?
- Yes, Ozark Drones is licensed by the FAA under Part 107 rules to operate drones commercially.
Can I get public liability insurance coverage if I hire Ozark Drones?
- Yes, Ozark Drones operations can be covered with aviation insurance upon request. Please let us know when you book. We now purchase our aerial insurance coverage on a case-by-case basis for each job. Depending on your needs, we can purchase a public liability policy for the coverage amount required for your project.
What camera system is used on your drones?
- We utilize the DJI Zenmuse X5 and the X5R camera system, which has a micro four thirds sensor. This camera setup allows us to use interchangeable lenses for more creative freedom, such as 30mm, 50mm and 90mm lenses.
What drones do you use?
- We use the DJI Inspire 1. With our production experience, the DJI Inspire 1 has proven to be the most versatile option of all the aerial UAVs we have flown. It offers long flight times with superb 4K aerial footage. We also utilize the DJI Mavic Air for flying in tight spaces or indoors, if needed.
What weather can you fly in?
- Sunny or partly cloudy with light wind. We cannot fly in rain, snow or temperatures under 32°. Strong wind gusts are also problematic, so we don't recommend flights with wind speeds over 20mph. Windy conditions can result in subpar aerial footage.
Can you fly indoors?
- Yes we can. However, the environment will need to be fairly spacious for our larger drones. We have a smaller drone in our fleet that makes flying indoors much easier. Please let us know if this is something you require.
How high can your drones fly?
- In keeping with FAA regulations, our drones can be flown up to 400' feet high. Exceptions to fly above 400' feet can be made for your project, but we are required to file an airspace authorization with the FAA prior to your shoot. Let us know on our Contact Page if you think you will require flights above 400' feet.
How far can you fly?
- Our drones are always operated within visual line of sight, which is typically around 1,500 feet. This can vary depending on the location.
How long can your drones stay airborne?
- The average flight time for our drones is 14 minutes, depending on the flight conditions and aerial coverage needed.
How fast can they go?
- Our drones have a top speed of 50mph. However, we highly recommend slower flights for a more cinematic look.
Do you have a fail-safe system on your drones?
- Yes, all of our drones are equipped with a GPS fail-safe systems that will automatically return the drone safely to its original take off location if there is a loss of signal or other problem. We can also set up a GEO-fence using GPS coordinates to limit the flight range of our drones.
Can you travel out of state?
- Yes we can. Ozark Drones has global coverage on Aviation Liability Insurance, allowing us to do work all over the United States and other countries.