INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

  • In addition to other regulatory considerations listed below, the provider must have licensed pilots, registered aircraft, flight waivers where required and general liability insurance covering drone operations.

  • The provider should utilize equipment adequate for the job with pilots sufficiently trained for the flying conditions and data requirements.

    • The team should have appropriate ​safety equipment and training.

    • The appropriate cameras and sensors should be utilized for each specific job.

    • Drones with redundant navigation systems or RTK should be utilized in environments with high potential for interference.

    • Typical flight time for most drones is around 20 minutes. Make sure the operator has enough batteries on hand to complete the job and/or on site charging.

  • The operator should backup all data on site.

  • Data analysis and reporting often consumes significantly more time and resources than data acquisition. Make sure your provider has adequate resources to fulfill your requirements.

  • Request samples of work or a demonstration to insure deliverables will meet expectations.​​

MEDIA APPLICATIONS

  • In addition to other regulatory considerations listed below, the provider must have licensed pilots, registered aircraft, flight waivers where required and general liability insurance covering drone operations.

  • The provider should utilize equipment adequate for the type and quality of imagery required.

    • While most consumer drones are adequate for social media and general content​, professional movie and television productions should use ProRes or CinemaDNG codecs. 

    • A drone with dual operators (pilot and camera operator) will offer more dynamic movement in your shots.

    • Interchangeable lenses on the camera will offer greater creative flexibility.

    • Typical flight time for most drones is around 20 minutes. Make sure the operator has enough batteries on hand to complete the job and/or on site charging.

  • The provider should backup all data on site.

  • The provider should supply a formal License to Use for all imagery captured.

  • Request a sample of work to verify skill level and quality of deliverables.

 

REGULATORY AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS IN PANAMA

  • The pilot should be certified by the Authoridad Aeronautica Civil to operate a drone commercially. Do not hire recreational pilots without a license.

  • The aircraft should be registered with Authoridad Aeronautica Civil to operate commercially.

  • If the flight is located in controlled airspace, the pilot must obtain a flight waiver from Authoridad Aeronautica Civil to fly in that area.

  • If the property is located in restricted airspace, the pilot must obtain permits from the relevant authority.

  • Unless previously authorized by Authoridad Aeronautica Civil, the pilot must maintain an altitude below the limit designated for his class of aircraft in the norms.

  • Any flights above 700' ASML (Above Mean Sea Level) within 50 nm of Taboga Island, Panama require approval from Authoridad Aeronautica Civil and a NOTAM (Notice to Air Men) must be issued to inform general aviation.

  • The pilot should present evidence of Liability Insurance for commercial drone operations.

  • The pilot should notify local police and security officers in nearby buildings or facilities before flight.

  • The pilot should not operate the drone over people.

  • The pilot should not operate at night without approval from Autoridad Aeronautica Civil.

  • Panama’s drone norms can be found here: PDF​​

 

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