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Aerials to elevate your story.

Do you want to tell an exceptional story?

Work closely with a dedicated Oregon drone operator who specializes in capturing aerial cinematics and photographs to enhance any project. Ensure a smooth and safe operation with customized options to fit your style and get off the ground today.

Project Timeline

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Proposal

Plan

Launch

Editing

Transfer

Complete

Plan

Project Proposal

Start a new project by filling in an intuitive application. This will provide us any of the important details for the drone operator to research and approve your project. If  the project is approved you'll receive a custom proposal that allows you to choose the right plan and stay informed about the operation.

Launch
Editing

Plan Operation

The planning process starts after submission of the initial application. These details help the drone pilot map the procedure for every operation. A plan will be structured to provide an estimate of services, provide you with any important information, and form agreements for upcoming projects.

Launch Mission

After agreements have been submitted it's time to fly! The drone operator should have everything needed to finish prepping for liftoff. An experienced aerial photographer will handle all of the challenging parts of flying a drone and capturing stunning images. We will collaborate together or a production team to get the right video and photos needed to properly encompass your project.

Assets and Editing

Asset management will be offered with videos and photos with final files sorted by shot description, trimmed down for improved clip quality, and enhanced color correction.

Advanced editing delivers the best footage from the operation cut down into one cohesive video. Leverage our drone video production with added transitions, sound design, and music.

Transfer
Complete

Transfer Files

The hard work is done and it's time to reap the reward! Project  files have been arranged in a specified format and will be delivered remotely through Dropbox or Google Drive. Once the files have been downloaded and verified the project will be marked as complete. 

Complete

You have completed a successful aerial mission with New Flow Media! Please take a moment to leave an honest review about your experience as it helps us know what we are doing right and areas we can improve. It's essential that you receive the service and product that you need to properly elevate your story.

  • Can you fly a drone at Oregon beaches?
    Absolutely! Flying drones at Oregon beaches is typically allowed, but regulations may be in place in protected areas or during nesting season for shore birds. It's important to be aware of and follow any specific rules or guidelines set by local authorities for drone operations. Commercial operations may require special use permits at some locations to film or photograph.
  • Can drones fly in Oregon state parks?
    Generally, drones can be flown in Oregon state parks. However, operators must be aware of any specific rules or permit requirements. Some state parks may require a permit to be obtained ahead of time in order to operate under the guidelines of the park or for commercial purposes. Oregon does not have any generals laws that prohibit the use of drones in state parks.
  • Can a drone fly over private property?
    Drones are not prohibited from flying over private property as the FAA controls U.S. airspace, but the operator and take-off location should be approved by the owner beforehand. If you're concerned about drones flying over your property, open communication with drone operators is key. Discussing concerns and collaborating to establish operational boundaries is a common approach. "Operational boundaries" refer to mutually agreed-upon limits for drone flights to respect privacy and address specific concerns.
  • Can you fly over people and moving vehicles with a drone?
    Some drones can be used over people and moving vehicles, but strict adherence to safety guidelines and FAA regulations is essential for responsible drone operations. Environments with people, such as events or busy roadways, can be some of the most volatile places for a drone pilot to operate. The FAA has set regulations that require a drone to be registered under one of four categories in order to safely operate over people and moving vehicles. A drone not approved under one of these categories must obtain a waiver in order to fly over people. "Waivers" refer to special permissions granted by the FAA for specific activities that may deviate from standard regulations.
  • Can you fly drones around people?
    Yes, a drone can be flown around people, but safety is the top priority. Following established guidelines and maintaining a safe distance helps ensure a secure environment for everyone involved. Operations that happen directly over people require further assessment and additional regulations to be followed.
  • What drones are used for flying over people?
    Drones used for flying over people fall under one of four categories defined by the FAA and have safety features, such as propeller guards, that minimize the risk of injury in case of an incident. A drone must also be equipped with a remote ID module which is used to identify a drone and its operator.
  • Is there anywhere a drone can’t operate?
    Drones should not be flown over restricted or sensitive areas, including airports, military installations, critical infrastructure, and emergency scenes without proper preparations and permitting. Additionally, local regulations may prevent operations to be conducted without proper permits in locations such as wilderness areas, local parks, state parks, and national parks. In most cases drone operations in these areas can be requested through a permit process.
  • How do you ensure safety during your aerial operations?
    Safety is our top priority whenever we fly, and we take the necessary measures to ensure that our aerial operations are conducted safely and legally. We follow regulations put in place by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure safe operations. These rules help us establish guidelines to make sure every operation is conducted in a way that reduces risk to people and property inside the zone of operation.
  • Are you insured for liability during your aerial videography and photography services?
    Yes, we are fully insured for liability during our aerial operations. Our liability insurance can provide a range of coverage that can be adjusted appropriately for each project, providing ease of mind for our clients that they are covered in the case of a mishap. We take safety seriously and always aim to conduct our operations responsibly and professionally.
  • What kind of training do certified drone pilots undergo?
    Certified drone pilots undergo extensive training on flying drones, the rules and regulations governing their use, and how to handle complex situations. Our pilots have logged hundreds of hours into both drone simulations and real-world situations, practicing in as many environments as possible and working diligently to understand the limits of our equipment.
  • Why is it important to comply with regulations when operating a drone?
    Complying with regulations during drone operation is crucial as we share airspace with various wildlife and other aviation traffic. Failure to comply with regulations can result in accidents, injuries, property damage, and legal consequences. That's why our drone pilots have put hundreds of hours into both virtual simulations and real-world practice. Part 107 regulations ensure that the drone operator has the knowledge and skills to operate drones safely and legally in any environment.
  • How close to a building can someone fly a drone?
    Drone operators should maintain a safe distance from physical property, following FAA guidelines. The term "safe distance" refers to a distance that ensures the safety of people and property on the ground. Some drones are capable of safely flying indoors for operations such as real estate or business flythroughs with permission from the property owner.
  • Can you operate a drone from a moving vehicle?
    This is allowed, but flying a drone from a moving vehicle requires careful planning and coordination to ensure safe and controlled operations. FAA regulations require that drone operations conducted from a moving vehicle are done in a sparsely populated area. This means that the area of operation must contain little to no people or that the area be closed off to public access in order to safely operate.
  • How can aerial videography and photography services benefit my business?
    Aerial videography and photography services offer a powerful way to enhance your marketing strategies. By capturing unique and visually striking footage, you can showcase your business in a fresh and engaging way. We will work closely with a client to tell your story effectively, highlight your unique selling points, and help you build your brand.
  • How flexible are your aerial services?
    We understand that every production is unique, so we offer great flexibility with our aerial videography and photography services. We work closely with our clients to ensure we capture the footage they need for their specific project, day or night. Some limitations can include weather conditions or proximity to no-fly zones that may impact the ability to take off. Most areas, however, are accessible with the proper permissions in place before the operation date.
  • What kind of aerial services do you offer?
    New Flow Media can provide an array of drone visuals to promote your business, cover an event, add some variety to a commercial project, show off some real estate, or provide progress updates on a construction project. You will receive high-quality video or photos for your project including standard drone shots, 360° images, timelapses, or more elaborate FPV cinematics.
  • What types of shots can your drones get?
    Our drones are incredibly versatile and can capture footage in various environments, from tight indoor spaces to the great outdoors. We can capture detailed videos and photos that provide more of a standard drone feel, get up close and personal with FPV to follow the action, or do drone flythroughs to show off a venue or real estate. Our drones can even capture 360° images and create advanced timelapse video.
  • How can I contact you to learn more about your services?
    We would be happy to discuss our aerial services with you and provide you with answers to any questions you may have. You can contact us through our website, text us at (458) 202-2345, or email us at info@newflowmedia.com. we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
  • Are your contact and operational hours the same?
    Our standard contact hours are from 10 am to 4 pm. We are flexible with our operational hours to capture the best footage for the project. We work closely with our clients to determine the best times for our aerial videography and photography services. Please contact us to discuss your project and our availability.
  • How much do drone pilots charge?
    Drone pilot rates vary based on factors such as experience, project complexity, and the type of services provided. Rates are determined by the time and expertise required for a particular project. We will provide detailed and transparent quotes to ensure clients understand the costs involved. Costs can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the scope of operations. Provide any necessary details to your drone pilot in order to get a more precise quote for operation costs.
  • Can anyone operate a drone commercially?
    No, only certified drone pilots are authorized to operate drones commercially in the United States. Our drone pilots are Part 107 certified and have put hundreds of hours into both virtual simulations and real-world practice. We practice in as many environments as possible and understand the limits of our equipment. Hiring a certified pilot ensures safe and legal operations in our airspace.
  • How many drone pilots are there?
    As of October 2023, there are nearly 864,000 drones registered with the FAA and over 330,000 certified Remote Pilots. A "certified Remote Pilot" is an individual who has passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 exam, allowing them to operate drones for commercial purposes. Of the drone pilots certified to operate commercially, it can be challenging to find an operator who can also capture high-end aerials.
  • Are commercial drone pilots in high demand?
    Yes, there is a growing demand for skilled drone pilots. The versatility of drones and their applications across various industries contribute to the increasing need for qualified operators who can deliver reliable and innovative services.
  • What qualifies as commercial drone use?
    Any drone operation conducted for financial gain is considered a commercial use. Our comprehensive drone services cater to various industries, with a focus on providing exceptional aerial imagery. A commercial drone operator must obtain a FAA Part 107 remote pilot certification in order to provide business services in the United States.
  • Can I use my own drone for my business?
    Unless you have met the requirements of the FAA Part 107 regulations and obtained a remote pilot certification, a drone pilot may not operate a drone for commercial purposes. Doing so may result in legal consequences and expensive fines. It is best to hire a properly licensed drone operator who is well-versed in regulations and safe flight practices.
  • What is the difference between a drone pilot and a drone operator?
    A drone pilot is someone who physically flies a drone and is the acting pilot in command (PIC) of the drone. A drone operator, on the other hand, oversees the entire drone operation. This can include mission planning, equipment maintenance, data analysis, and overall project management. The term "operator" encompasses broader responsibilities beyond just flying the drone.
  • Are drone pilots real pilots?
    While drone pilots are not traditional airplane pilots, certified drone pilots are recognized as "remote pilots" by the FAA. The certification process involves training in aspects of aviation, airspace regulations, and safety. "Remote pilots" are professionals in the field of operating drones.
  • How hard is it to get a Part 107 remote pilot certificate?
    Obtaining an FAA Part 107 license requires dedicated study and preparation. The exam covers topics such as airspace regulations, weather patterns, and emergency procedures. The term "Part 107" refers to the specific section of FAA regulations that governs drone operations. A part 107 certification allows a drone pilot to operate commercially but does not quantify other skills necessary for procedures outside of the FAA’s regulations.
  • Do drone pilots need a degree?
    While a degree is not mandatory, having an educational background in related fields can enhance a drone pilot's capabilities. Practical experience and certification are equally crucial aspects of expertise, but a highly skilled operator will be able to execute better techniques. Our drone pilots are trained in the film making process and photography techniques in order to supply exceptional imagery that can be used to enhance any project.
  • Do all drone pilots need a license?
    Yes, for commercial drone operations, all pilots must obtain a "FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate". This certification ensures a baseline of knowledge and adherence to regulations, contributing to safe and legal drone operations. Recreational drone pilots must obtain a TRUST certificate that shows they understand the basic regulations for drones in the United States.
  • Do I need an FAA license to fly a drone?
    For commercial drone operations, yes, an FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate is required. It demonstrates the pilot's understanding of regulations and ensures adherence to safety standards. For recreational use a Part 107 license is not necessary but the drone pilot must obtain a TRUST certificate, which demonstrates they understand the rules and regulations of flying.
  • Can you fly a drone around a neighborhood?
    Absolutely. Operating drones in residential neighborhoods is common, but respecting privacy and local regulations is a must. Some requested permissions may be essential to capturing aerial footage for various purposes, such as real estate marketing or community events.
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