It is the operator’s responsibility to make sure they are flying legally, and have obtained the correct permissions for the areas they are flying in. You may specify, if you like, that the operator has an SFOC (Special Flight Operations Certificate) or 333 Exemption if in Canada or the United States, respectively (these are the certifications usually required in each country).
There are many different factors you should consider, starting with the product you require, the pilot’s experience and equipment, and your budget. You can check out the profile of each operator that has bid on your job, and see examples of their work.
Still confused? Let us make the decision. Just send us an email, and we can suggest which bid would be most suitable for you.
When you accept a bid, you’ll be asked to input your credit card information, though you won’t be charged until you approve the final product. This is just to check that the credit card is valid.
Once the job is completed, your operator will upload the final product to Flystro, where you can check and approve it. Once you confirm, you will be charged via credit card.
The rates drone operators charge will tend to vary widely, based on their equipment, their experience and skill level, the distance they must travel to the job, and a variety of other factors.
You can check out our blog post about how much an operator should charge here.
If you’re still confused, you can always place a bid and find out!
Nothing! It costs nothing to list a job and receive bids. Once you accept a bid, and the final product is approved, we take a commission. That commission is included in the bid amount, so you only ever pay the amount shown in the bid.
Just about anything! Common areas for hiring a drone include real estate (both commercial & residential), for special events (weddings, concerts, marathons, etc.), surveying or mapping, monitoring of construction sites, and many more.
Essentially, if you need aerial photos or video, drones are now often the way to go.
Nothing! You can sign up and bid on jobs/missions at no cost. When your bid is accepted, and you complete the job, we take a commission on the final payment, so we only make money when you do.
Yes, though there are likely restrictions or certificates you must obtain to do so, depending on your country. You can find out more about whether you are required to have an SFOC (Special Flight Operations Certificate) and the conditions for approval of one at the links provided. We also provide our new operators with a template for applying for an SFOC when they sign up.
If you’re in Canada, make sure you check out this blog post about operating legally as well.
In the United States, you will likely require a 333 Exemption to operate legally, which you can find more information about here.