Pictorvision, one of the companies that recently received an amended exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operations of additional types of drones, says it is now approved to fly two heavy-lift unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for cinematography.
The Van Nuys, Calif.-based company’s two new UAS are the PV-HL1, which will fly a RED Dragon camera for up to 15 minutes, and the PV-HL2, which will fly a RED Dragon for up to 20 minutes – double that of the standard drone.
“We are very excited that we were given FAA approval for two additional aircraft that will allow us to fly heavier payloads and for longer flight times,” says Tom Hallman, president of Pictorvision. “Alternatively, we can trade off some of this extended flight time in order to fly heavier payloads – up to 20 pounds, allowing productions even greater choices in cameras and lenses.”
The two new UAS join Pictorvision’s original PV-ML1 medium-lift unmanned aircraft, which carries a GH4 camera package and has already been used for multiple clients.
Pictorvision was one of the first companies to receive the FAA exemption to commercially fly drones for aerial cinematography. The company notes it has personnel who are licensed and approved by the FAA.