Frequently Asked Questions

Are you licensed to operate UAVs commercially?

Yes. Aerial Cornwall has Operational Authorisation from the CAA for commercial operation. This means we have completed all the necessary training, examinations and paperwork to operate UAVs for commercial purposes. All of our pilots have a remote pilot qualification and have the relevant training to fly safely and legally.

Are you insured to do this work?

Yes, we are fully insured up to £5 million public liability and we always operate within the guidelines stated in our Operations Manual.

What is the flying range?

We can fly up to 500 metres (1640 feet) horizontally and up to 400 feet (120 metres) vertically.

How long can you fly for?

It varies with the weather and the distance needed to fly but generally up to 35 minutes with the DJI Mavic 3 Pro and 20 minutes with the DJI Inspire 2 per flight. Spare batteries are always available so multiple flights can be carried out at any location.

What is the quality of the camera like?

We have several drones that we use but we can capture stills up to 20.0 megapixels and video up to 5K.

Can you fly above water?

Yes. 99% of Aerial Cornwall’s work is produced around the coast or out to sea. This is what we specialise in, capturing the beauty of Cornwall.

What is the wind limit for flying?

We cannot fly in wind speeds greater than 25mph.

Can you fly at night?

Yes. We hold the Night Rating qualification from the CAA.

Can you fly in the rain?

No. Good weather makes good footage!

Can you fly indoors?

Yes. But only if there is sufficient space and it is safe to do so.

How much do you charge?

There are many factors that determine the cost of our services and each job is unique. Please get in touch with your job enquiry and we’ll be happy to provide a free quote.

Do you sell your photos?

Yes, all of the photos that you see in the galleries are available to buy as a print print. The finish is very high quality and can be delivered to you within 48 hours of placing an order. Please visit our shop or get in touch at for any enquiries and to discuss options.

Do you cover ground photography and filming?

Yes, even though we specialise in aerial work we also cover ground based photography and filming.

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