DRONES

I am a professional drone pilot authorised for flights in Norway under RPAS categories RO1, RO2, and RO3.  

 

This allows me to shoot footage for you almost without legal limitations as to where and when I can fly. Whether you need an operator that can fly higher, faster, at night, in a city environment, or with the drone beyond their own line of sight, I have the highest Norwegian license category and can legally perform those flights. 

Click for more information on the types of operation I offer: 

Video 

Photo 

Inspection 

Property photography 

3D Mapping

Thermal inspection 

Search and recovery (including thermal search) 

I take safety seriously, in order to minimise risk to other aircraft / people and property / and my film subject. This of course requires an element of pre-planning, risk assessment, and as always in Bergen, consideration for the weather.

Planning aside, drones are easily the quickest and most cost effective method of getting impressive aerial imagery that adds that wow factor to your project.

 

Some customers need a same-day fast turnaround from calling me to shooting to using the content I make on the day without any editing, so I like to keep my whole workstation setup completely mobile.

Where possible, I prefer to review my work, make any necessary colour corrections to shots, trim clips, and even edit a complete video with audio and graphics as chosen by the customer. In those instances, a pre-flight planning meeting helps begin a dialogue between customer and pilot so that I can hear what your goals are and can guide you to making best use out of what a drone can do to get that result. A small amount of planning can save a lot of expense and time, and is a crucial step in preventing accidents. 

 

Whether your project is for TV production, real estate sales, advertising, or construction site inspection, a short flight can give you and your customers either a wide overview of the subject or a close up perspective of somewhere the human eye can go. 

I choose to work with very compact drones which allow me to be a nimble, go-anywhere operator since they are so lightweight. Their small size helps me swiftly reach remote locations where shots are required, and then helps stay in the air longer since they are so light. Image quality is not sacrificed when using smaller drones, rather it is often improved since these tools are so stable and smooth in the air. At present, I film aerial videos at up to 4k and take aerial photos up to 20 megapixels. 

When considering aerial projects, it is important to bear in mind that commercial drone use in Norway is strictly controlled so that both the drone operator and their customer can be charged for using footage taken during flights carried out without the appropriate permissions. Click the graphic below for a simplified explanation of flight categories in Norway. 

If you are unfamiliar with drones or in anyway unsure of what can practically or legally be done in the air, please just call me and ask - I am very happy to help clarify what solutions might work for you. 

norwegian drone law categories RO1 RO2 RO3

© 2019 by RORY SAGSTAD  |  Bergen, Norway

Org. nummer 822 267 912 

Godkjente RO3 droneoperatør, operatørnummer: NO.RPAS.00100

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