Aerial Photography and Videography Blog
So once again the news and social media sites were all over a story where a Dutch Company has trained an eagle to take down “rogue” drones.
Not only do I consider this to be an expensive waste of time (for reasons listed below), it also feeds into the constant “drones are bad dialogue”.
So, why is training eagles to catch drones a bad idea?
Noninvasive archaeology – using lasers, ground penetrating radar and drone photography/videography – is changing the way archaeologists work.
Larger areas can be surveyed at a much greater resolution and more data collected without having to disturb the soil with which any remains have relied upon thus far for their preservation.
Minimal, targeted excavations are now possible thanks to the wealth of information available to the archaeologist.
Why is it important when you’re considering employing the services of an aerial photographer that they are flying legally?
Well it simply comes down to the term “vicarious liability”. This refers to a situation where someone is held responsible for the actions or omissions of another person. In a workplace context, an employer can be liable for the acts or omissions of its employees, provided it can be shown that they took place in the course of their employment. And subcontractors come under the term “employee”.
Therefore it is vitally important to see a valid PfAW and relevant insurance.
At roughtor.com we provide these as part of the quotation package.