Frequently Asked Questions

Are you fully insured?

Yes. We are required to provide proof of insurance to the CAA in order to gain their ‘permission’ to fly commercially. We carry £2m of liability insurance, and should it be required, we can achieve professional indemnity insurance.

My friend has a drone – why can’t I get them to do the filming instead of you?
You may think that’s a good idea – but bear in mind that they (and potentially, you) will be personally responsible and liable for any damages or injuries caused to any third party – and you could well be prosecuted for any infringements of relevant legislation pertaining to Air Navigation Orders or the Data Protection Act. In the end, it could very easily cost you a lot more in financial and personal terms than it would to hire Time Flize. There’s a very good reason why Time Flize Ltd carries £5m of liability insurance!
If you are a trader of some description and you use a drone in the course of that business – and you don’t have the required Operations Manual and ‘permission’ from the CAA for commercial flight, you carry the same risks as your friend does.
What can I expect from Time Flize post flight?
As a minimum, we can transfer the images / video from the aircraft direct to your computer via a USB drive so you can print or burn to disc whatever you wish. Other options include post production editing and printing and production of a DVD etc.
Who owns the copyright to the film and images?
That’s up to you. We can share it (in which case Time Flize Ltd may choose to use the film / images for promotional reasons) – or you can own it outright.
Flying at a wedding – do you work with the official photographer?
Absolutely yes. Airborne video / photography is a way of capturing elements of your special day from a different perspective – we work with your official photographer to ensure that we don’t ‘stand on their toes’ or get in their way. If you are planning an outdoor ceremony then what better way is there to capture some images from above to show the grounds and surroundings and all your guests gathered together. We only require a line of sight to the aircraft (so we don’t appear in your photographs) and depending on any physical barriers, we can fly far away enough to negate the noise of the aircraft in flight.
How long can you stay airborne?
That depends on a number of factors. Nominally each battery will keep the aircraft airborne for approximately 20 minutes. External factors such as air temperature and the strength of the wind can either reduce or possibly extend this time (but not by a huge amount of time).
Is there anywhere where you can’t fly?
Yes. Locations such as power stations, military installations, prisons, airports and Royal Households are usually strictly ‘off limits’ for obvious reasons – although it may be possible to get an authority to fly within a certain proximity if an application is made to the relevant body. Equally, land or buildings owned by entities such as English Heritage or The National Trust often carry prohibitive restrictions (or very costly permissions).
What stops you from taking off?
‘Some’ locations such as prohibited flight zones, proximity to airfields or airports / military or government infrastructure (although some of these can be overcome with appropriate authorities). High winds can also hinder flight and wet weather (rain, heavy fog and snow) will also be a barrier to flight.


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