Updated: Apr 2, 2019
Finding a drone operator is, in many ways, very different from hiring any other professional in their field. Going by recommendation and reputation can get you some of the way, but there are many legalities that need to also be considered. The days when you could ask a friend with a drone to produce your aerial footage are long gone, and as the UAV industry becomes more professional there will be more scrutiny placed on the hiring mechanisms used by those who are working with professional UAV operators.
In this blog entry, we decided that we would lay out exactly what it is that you need to see from your potential operator, in order for the to be safe and legal.
1. Permissions from the Civil Aviation Authority.