West Coast Aerials a Division of Camera Support
We have several UAS options that we can tailor for your production. Ranging from Gopros to F55's, we can accommodate your camera and production needs.
an FAA Exempt Company
Approved for flight! Camera Support has a professional and legal crew to work on your production. We have the FAA required aviation insurance and can help you with the paperwork needed to make your aerial vision a reality.
Our FAA licensed pilots and experienced camera operators work with you to make sure you have the expertise and the right equipment to get the shots you need. Whether your shot calls for a small UAS (Drone) for tight spaces, a heavy lifter or a cable cam to use when flying isn't practical, we have the expertise and equipment to make it happen.
We have several UAS options that we can tailor for your production. Ranging from Panasonic Gh4 to F55's, we can accommodate your camera and production needs.
View our Section 33 exemption for a comprehensive explanation of what we can and can't do. Below is a summary if you aren't into reading legal documents
Weight restriction of 55 pounds (Total weight)
Maximum speed of 100 MPH
Maximum altitude of 400 feet above ground level
UAS must be operated within visual line of sight of the pilot
The pilot cannot operate from any moving platform or vehicle
The pilot must possess a pilot certificate and current medical certificate
At least three days before filming, the pilot must submit a plan of activities to the local FSDO
All operations must utilize a visual observer
Minimum weather visibility of 3 miles
No flight permitted over the public
No flight after civil twilight
UAS must have FAA registration numbers clearly visible
We cannot fly in any precipitation or winds above 16 mph
To get the paperwork process started and to enable us to give you an accurate quote, we need the following:
Location and date/time of proposed shoot (We need this at least 5 days before shoot)
Type of camera/lens you would like to use
Any special circumstances or types of shots you want to get
The FAA requires us to have a licensed pilot and a visual observer. You will also need a camera operator which we can provide that is familiar with aerial photography.
Click here for out Section 333 Exemption
Click here for our COA