We are Metro Drones, the go to unmanned aerial specialists in southeast Michigan and our idea is simple. We offer innovative unmanned aerial solutions for faster and safer professional content beyond what our competitors can offer, while delivering the highest level of quality service without sacrificing safety. We have spared no expense investing in the latest unmanned aerial platforms producing unparalleled results.CERTIFICATIONS
All Company Pilots acting as PIC (Pilot in Command) are FAA Certified Part 107 Drone Pilots.INSURANCE
All Metro Drones commercial flights are typically covered by flight liability coverage of $500,000.00 USD. This amount can be increased based on customer needs.OUR LIMITATIONS
HOW HIGH CAN WE FLY?
FAA Regulations limit the altitude of small unmanned aircraft to 400 feet above ground level (AGL), unless its flown within a 400 foot radius of a structure and does not fly higher than 400 feet above the structures immediate uppermost limit.
HOW FAST CAN WE FLY?
FAA Regulations limit the groundspeed of small unmanned aircraft to 87 knots (100 miles per hour).
CAN WE FLY AT NIGHT?
The FAA does not allow small unmanned aircraft to fly at night unless they obtain a waiver to this rule. At this time Metro Drones does not currently hold this waiver but we have started this process. Check back often for updates.
HOW FAR CAN WE FLY?
The short answer is: depends on the range of your equipment and location but typically a mile or two. Visual Safety Observer(s) will be necessary.
The long answer is:
(a) With vision that is unaided by any device other than corrective lenses, the Remote Pilot in Command, the Visual Safety Observer (if one is used), and the person manipulating the flight control of the small unmanned aircraft system, must all be able to see the unmanned aircraft throughout the entire flight in order to:
(1) Know the unmanned aircraft's location;
(2) Determine the unmanned aircraft's attitude, altitude, and direction of flight;
(3) Observe the airspace for other air traffic or hazards; and
(4) Determine that the unmanned aircraft does not endanger the life or property of another.
(b) Throughout the entire flight of the small unmanned aircraft, the ability described in paragraph (a) of this section must be exercised by either:
(1) The Remote Pilot in Command and the person manipulating the flight controls of the small unmanned aircraft system; or
(2) A Visual Safety Observer.
CAN WE FLY IN THE RAIN?
Unfortunately we cannot fly in the rain. The drone and its electrical equipment cannot get wet.