Frequent Asked Questions

 

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What is a drone?

A drone is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Also referred to as UAV (=Unmanned Aerial Verhicle) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems).

DronePoint is permitted to fly with drones?
In the Netherlands, it is forbidden to make drone flights for commercial purposes for everyone (from July 2013).
However, with special education and training it is possible to get an exemption. DronePoint meets these requirements and therefore offers drone flights for commercial purposes.

Every country has its own legislation, so if you want to know more about the rules in your country, please contact us!

How do you get an exemption for commercial drone flights?
To obtain a RPAS exemption, an operator needs to meet the following requirements:

1. Basic training by recognized training company with a theory exam.
2. Practice exam by recognized training company.
3. Approved Operations Manual.
4. Approved drone.
5. Aviation insurance.

DronePoint meets all the requirements to ask for exemptions to perform commercial drone flights in The Netherlands.

What exemptions are there?

There are two kinds of exemptions:
– A project exemption for 1 specific drone flight.
– A company exemption for more drone flights.

What is your working method?
Step 1: We start with a kick off meeting with the customer to discuss the wishes and needs and to identify the risks before preparing a flight plan.

Step 2: We arrange the necessary paperwork and inform third parties (local government).

Step 3: We execute the drone flight.

Step 4: We enhance and store the collected material (photos, film) in the DronePoint Viewer.

Step 5: The photos will be presented in the DronePoint Viewer (possible in corporate design, specific meta data)

Step 6: Hosting and storage of the big amount of data. We will arrange everything for you! You do not have to make investments in IT hardware.

What about safety?

To ensure a safe flight, we start with a risk analysis before we make our flight plan.
The reason of this analysis is to identify the possible risks, like:

 

– specific characteristics of the environment
– weather forecast (rain, wind force)
– presence of people on location

Besides the risk analyses, the flight will be executed by a certified pilot and co-pilot.

At what height can a drone fly?
In the Netherlands is it only permitted to fly at maximum 120 meter height. In other countries, other heights are permitted. If you want more specific information about your country legislation, please contact us.
Can I see the recorded photos directly?
Yes, it is possible to see the recorded photos directly on a screen. Therefore you are able to
alter minor changes to the flight plan during the drone flight.