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Aerial Photography & Videography Services

Aerial imaging and videography continues to evolve from the days of using prop planes. Today, with innovative drone/UAV technology, we can capture our planet like never before. The specific applications for aerial imaging are seemingly endless - from residential and commercial real estate promotion and advertising, to marketing imagery for new products and services, to aerial surveying and mapping. Maybe simply capturing those incredible views that will last a lifetime. There may be applications we haven't even thought of...Let us know what you are thinking about and we'll work to make it a reality for you.

If you're a real estate professional, you understand that showcasing your listings with beautiful photos (and videos) is a must. Standard shots are necessary however, what if you could create excitement and intrigue by capturing birds-eye views and other incredible photos that simply cannot be done with traditional photography equipment? Using a drone for aerial imaging and videos not only sets you apart as an agent, it can create and highlight the value in your listing and help you find that perfect buyer. Whether commercial or residential, Love 2 Fly Drone Works, can deliver stunning and meaningful photos and videos that will help you sell your next property.

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How do you capture the essence of a special event? Traditional photography and videography can be limiting, in many cases requiring set up, waiting for shots to occur, sometimes using equipment that is not very portable, all increasing the chances of losing the "moment".  With drone technology, you not only can capture the highlights of an event from incomparable angles and graphics but you can also capture the natural excitement of that special moment. Weddings, birthday parties, graduations, concerts, sporting events...the list goes on. Let us know how we can help preserve that special time, whatever it might be.

Imagine seeing a beautiful sunrise from a birds eye view. Or capturing a stunning vista like never before. The advantages of using a drone to capture never before seen images are significant.

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  • Unique perspectives

  • Precision

  • Cost effective and time efficient

  • Access to hard to reach locations

  • Flexibility

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  • What Services Do We Offer?
    We offer aerial search services using drones to help locate lost pets and animals. At the core, our mission is to reunite and bring families back together. We understand how it can be a stressful and emotional time when a pet gets lost so our goal is to provide peace of mind during these times. In many cases we work in complement to the efforts of ground search personnel, animal rescue groups and first responders. We are passionate about what we do and how we get to do it. However, what really drives us is that we can give back to the communities that need our help.
  • I've Lost My Pet, When Should I Call Project Reunite?
    The first hours, days are critical. The earlier we can get up in the air to search, the higher the odds we can pinpoint the pet's location. We understand that it's human nature to want to perform your own searches first before contacting or hiring others to help however, those search efforts can be done in parallel with our services to locate the pet. As days and weeks go by after the pet is lost or after there have been sightings, the odds of pinpointing the pet's location can decrease. It can become a needle in a haystack situation. Before we undertake any search, we will go through some extensive questioning to understand the situation and animal behavior to help increase the chances of success.
  • What Is The Cost Of Our Service?
    We charge a flat rate of $100.00 per search instance plus $1.00 per mile to the destination within a 50 square mile radius of Columbus, NC, our home base. For more complex or multi-day operations, we will work with the customer to create a customized proposal.
  • What Geographic Areas Do We Cover?
    Due to the potential urgency of a search and scheduling, we currently will work within a 50 square mile radius of Columbus, NC, our home base. Needs outside a 50 mile square radius will be addressed on a case by case basis.
  • What Type Of Animals Can We Search For?
    We are equipped to search for dogs, horses and other larger livestock. For other animals, we will work with the animal owners to determine if the situation warrants use of a drone.
  • What Type Of Drone Equipment Do We Use?
    We utilize the following drone equipment: * Maggie Mae - DJI Mavic Enterprise 3T - Thermal Drone * Reba - DJI Air 3 * Dolly - Autel Robotics EVO II * Tanya - Autel Robotics Nano+ In addition, we have various hardware and software supporting our efforts as well as 2 way radios to allow for real time communication during operations.
  • How Long Does It Take To Deploy Our Services?
    Once onsite, we will go through some planning and tactical steps, discussing the current operations status with ground search personnel. Once it is determined that we can fly, we can have our drone(s) in the air in a few minutes. We do understand that many cases can require urgency; we will work efficiently to optimize the aerial search operation.
  • What Are The Best Conditions To Conduct Flights And Searches?
    We understand that we cannot always plan or predict weather however, ideally, the most successful searches will take place in certain types of weather than others. Cloudy or overcast days, cooler days, early morning hours, dusk, all tend to be better for searching with Thermal imaging. The ability to pick up heat signatures increases when there are starker differences between the pet's heat and their surroundings. The reverse of that is bright sunny days, middle of the day heat. When the sun is at it's hottest, it can obscure or scramble heat signatures and cause complications or cause us to miss what could be the lost animal.
  • Are There Situations Where We Cannot Fly?
    Yes! We do our best to respond to where we are needed however there may be situations where we cannot operate. We are fully licensed by the FAA and are required to follow certain rules and regulations with regards to drone/UAS operations. Situations that effect our ability to launch are: * Airspace - certain airspace is restricted or prohibited from flying drones (i.e. areas near airports, military facilities, prison/detention centers, some hospitals). In some cases, areas that typically do not have restrictions, may have temporary rules restricting drone flights. These can include special events, sporting events, visiting dignitaries and other situations that require heightened security measures. * Geographic areas - By rule, we are not allowed to launch or land drones within state park boundaries or national forest areas. It does not prevent us from flying over these areas however if the search area encompasses a large area within certain boundaries, we may have limited range and efficiency to conduct searches. * Weather - We do understand that bad weather can increase the urgency of a search, however in some cases, bad weather will dictate whether we can go up in the air. Cloud ceilings, rain/snow, high winds etc., can not only effect the efficiency of the search but it can also damage our equipment. In cases where weather is an obstacle, we will work closely with ground search personnel to continue searching and determine the best time to resume the aerial search. During initial qualification of the situation, we will research our ability to launch a drone in the specified geographic areas where the pet was sighted. If we cannot fly based on normal regulations, we will communicate it immediately so ground search efforts can be adjusted on increased. TFRs or temporary flight restrictions, are typically short term, however it can delay when we can get in the air; we will communicate timelines and coordinate with the appropriate people when necessary.
  • Do You Guarantee That You Will Find The Lost Pet?
    This is one of the toughest questions we have to answer. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will have a successful outcome and be able to reunite the lost pet with the owner and family. There are many variables that go into a search operation. We do our best to properly plan the search operation, foreseeing as many obstacles as possible, to increase the odds of success. It is very important for us to have as much information as we can get so before we put any drones in the air, we will go through detailed questions to better qualify the operation. Establishing a background and setting expectations not only with the owners and families but also concerning the lost pet/animal is critical. The following questions will need to be answered to help us perform a better search: * When did the pet/animal become lost? * Where was the pet/animal lost from? Home? Out for a walk? Traveling? In an accident? * Has the pet been lost before? How quick did they come back? * Is the pet neutered/spayed? Male/Female? * What is the personality of the pet/animal? * What is the age/health/physical condition of the pet/animal? * Where was the pet/animal last sighted? This is very important, depending on the timeline of when the pet/animal was lost, lack of sightings may have a negative effect on the success of the search.
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