Drones

Helinet has worked in the Motion Picture, Television and Commercial Production industries for over 30 years. We have adapted our proven procedures and protocols with helicopters to our drone services. Our experience on-set with UAS platforms dates back to 2013 when we first began integrating camera packages into heavy lift drones. We have continued to carry this knowledge to our current systems and are proud to be the first to fly the Arri Alexa 65, Arri Alexa LF and Sony Venice cameras on drones for commercial productions.

Each of our drone crew members has several years of on-set production experience. With decades of combined experience, we can ensure that each crew member who arrives on set is fully capable of performing their duties efficiently and professionally.

Our Drone Fleet

DJI Inspire 2

DJI Inspire 2

GIMBAL: Zenmuse X7
FLIGHT TIME: 16 - 20 mins
DISTANCE: 1 mile
MAX SPEED: 58 MPH

Freefly Alta 8

Freefly Alta 8

GIMBAL: Freefly Movi Pro
FLIGHT TIME: 12 - 14 mins
DISTANCE: 1500 feet
MAX SPEED: 35 MPH

BFD Systems GD-40

BFD Systems GD-40

GIMBAL: Freefly Movi Pro
FLIGHT TIME: 10 - 14 mins
DISTANCE: 1500 feet
MAX SPEED: 50 MPH

BFD Systems GD-40

BFD Systems GD-40

GIMBAL: DJI Ronin 2
FLIGHT TIME: 10 - 14 mins
DISTANCE: 1500 feet
MAX SPEED: 45 MPH

BFD Systems GD-40

BFD Systems GD-40

GIMBAL: SHOTOVER G1
FLIGHT TIME: 8 - 14 mins
DISTANCE: 1500 feet
MAX SPEED: 45 MPH

BFD Systems GD-40

BFD Systems GD-40

SENSOR: Phoenix Ranger LR LiDAR
FLIGHT TIME: 14 mins
DISTANCE: 1 mile
MAX SPEED: 45 MPH

DJI Storm

DJI Storm

GIMBAL: DJI Ronin 2
FLIGHT TIME: 10 - 14 mins
DISTANCE: 1500 feet
MAX SPEED: 55 MPH

DJI M600

DJI M600

PAYLOAD: Hudson Spider LED Light
FLIGHT TIME: 10 mins
DISTANCE: 3000 feet
MAX SPEED: 35 MPH

Our Services

  • FAA Motion Picture and Television Manual/Waiver holder 
  • Expansive fleet of drones capable of carrying a wide range of cinema cameras
  • Advanced drone solutions such as aerial light sourcing, Photogrammetry and LiDAR
  • The industry’s most skilled and experienced motion picture drone pilots
  • International Cinematographers Guild, Directors Guild of America, SOC Corporate Sponsor, MPPA Membership, FAA Approved Motion Picture Safety Manual
  • State-of-the-art high-definition gyro-stabilized aerial camera systems including SHOTOVER G1, DJI Ronin 2 & Freefly Mōvi
  • Fully approved by all major studios including Disney, Paramount, Legendary, HBO, Sony, Netflix, Amazon, Showtime, CBS
  • Industry-trained camera support personnel
  • Preproduction planning and coordination by World Renowned Aerial Coordinator Kevin LaRosa II
  • FAA permit procurement
  • Budget-sensitive solutions
  • A worldwide network of aerial coordinators, cinematographers, and pilots
  • FAA Part 107
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