We provide 3 types of aerial photography. From our airplane, we can shoot obliques and planimetrics; from the drone we can shoot low-altitude still and video photography.
In all cases there are 2 charges; that of the photography and that for transportation, which are variable based on the distance needed to fly or drive to your site.
For airplanes, our aircraft/crew costs are in the $200/flight hour range, calculated to the nearest tenth of an hour. Based on fuel prices, the actual hourly rate may be higher or lower.
Transportation to a drone site is generally done by automobile at a $. 75/mile rate, plus tolls and parking.
In all cases, airplane or drone, our Project Estimator will attempt to be as accurate and honest as possible. Our oroposal will only be as accurate as the information you supply us, so any changes to the scope of the work will require a change to our charges. Also, your maps, diagrams or Google Earth photos outline the exact location of your sites is critical to a successful photo mission. If we are not given correct information (which is rare, but it does happen) we may have to charge additonal for subsequent flights.
Cancellation policy: when you contract with Aerial Images Photography,we will block out a time frame just for you. Often we have to modify our flight plan in order to accomodate you, and that involves administrative costs associated with your mission. A photo mission takes planning, checking the weather, checking with the Federal Aviation Administration, filing flight plans, pre-flight checking of the aircraft and scheduling the flight crews, so we may charge your the full amount of your photo mission is you consistly cancel at the last minute.