Special Flight Operating Certificate
Hill’s Video Productions are working on a Standing SFOC. Currently takes up to twenty days to get permission to fly if you meet all the criteria.
Rob Hill has taken a Flying Under Exception and UAV Ground School course. With most flights requiring three people, Hill’s Andy Walker will be added shortly to Hill’s Drone Service. Hill’s have completed a few Drone projects where the Ministry of Transportation had no issues with Hill’s flying under exemption. For larger, technical shoots, Hill’s has teamed up with partners who have achieved Regional Standing SFOCs. Legal Drone Shoots come with a substantial cost. Experience, preplanning and production of a site survey and operation plan are a must. All flights have to be communicated to the Ministry of Transportation and nearest airport depending on airspace and location before and after flight.
However after all the planning and cost, the imagery is worth it.