|Q.||What types of national licenses are available?|
|A.||The national licensing system for unmanned aircraft began on December 05, 2022. There are two categories of unmanned aircraft pilots: First Class unmanned aircraft pilot and Second Class unmanned aircraft pilot. First Class unmanned aircraft pilot certification allows for all conditions under Category III (Level 4: unassisted, unobserved flight over a third party in a manned area). However, after certification, Category III (level 4) flights still require an aircraft with a type of aircraft certification and permission/approval for each flight. Second Class Unmanned Aircraft Pilot is equivalent to the current Category I to Category II flights, and can handle situations other than Category III with a Second Class unmanned aircraft pilot certificate. Some of the current permissions and approvals with the Civil Aviation Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will no longer be required.|
|Q.||How can I obtain a national license?|
|A.||To obtain a national license, a practical (skills) exam, a classroom exam, and a physical examination are required at a designated testing facility. However, if you take a course at a registered training institute and pass the final examination, you are exempted from the practical (skills) examination at the designated testing institute.|
|Q.||What are the laws related to drones?|
|A.||Regarding drone flight, the revised Air Code, Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight Prohibition Law, Road Traffic Law, Civil Law, Radio Law, Personal Information Protection Law, Foreign Exchange Law, Industrial Waste Law, Penal Code, etc. Local government ordinances also apply.|
|Q.||Is there any distinction in drone size (weight)?|
|A.||The revised Air Code applies to drones over 100g. Anything below that is not applicable, except for the Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight Prohibition Law. Applicable to all drones regardless of weight.|
|Q.||What permissions do I need to fly a drone?|
|A.||When flying a drone, you need to apply for and obtain permission from the
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in the following
cases in advance.
・ Flight in airspace around airports (including heliports)
・ Flights over populated areas (DID) based on census
・ Flight in airspace at a height of 150m or more from the ground or water surface
・ Emergency Airspace
・ Flight other than daytime (from sunrise to sunset)
・ Non-visual flight
・ Flight of less than 30m between person or property building, car, etc.
・ Flying over events (events) where many people gather, such as festivals and fairs
・ Transport of dangerous materials such as explosives
・ Drop of goods
RTB has obtained permission and approval from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for the flight of comprehensive unmanned aerial vehicles.
*Densely populated area(DID), night flight, non-visual flight, flight less than 30m with third party
|Q.||Would like to inspect a steel tower with a height of 160m. Can I fly at an altitude of 150m or higher?|
|A..||On September 24, 2021, part of the Aviation Law was amended and enforced
with the following contents.
Since aircraft are not expected to fly around high-rise structures such as chimneys and steel towers, unmanned aerial vehicles will fly in the airspace within 30m from the structure even if the airspace is 150m or more from the ground surface or water surface. Exclude from prohibited airspace (Article 236, Paragraph 1, Item 5 of the Aviation Law Enforcement Regulations)
|Q.||Do you have insurance for drone flight in case of accident?|
|A..||We had Insured Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
The guarantee is Person: 1 billion yen, Objective: 1 billion yen.
|Q.||Is it possible to take a video to a tourist destination PR and ask for editing?|
|A.||Editing up to 4K is possible. Handing over becomes data and can be done on Blu-ray or DVD. However, since we are not a professional editing staff, it is more complete to hire a specialist.|
|Q.||Can you shoot with a drone on the desired date?|
|A.||We will arrange a meeting in advance and decide the shooting date. However, it may not be possible to shoot in advance weather forecasts or weather conditions on the day. We may decide to postpone or cancel the shooting. Shooting is not possible under conditions such as snow, rain, fog, and strong winds (wind speed of 5m/ sec or more on the ground).|
|Q.||What kind of checks do you take on location hunting before shooting?|
|A.||The purpose is to preview where the drone will fly. For details, check the location, height, distance, flow of people, and traffic conditions of surrounding buildings. Also check what flight course to shoot.|
|Q.||Is it possible to request procedures such as application and permission required for shooting?|
|A.||Basically, we ask the client to complete the procedure. However, it is possible for us to do it on your behalf after a meeting, but it will take a sufficient period of time for the procedure.|
|Q.||Is it possible for our staff to be present on the day of shooting?|
|A.||Please come. It would be helpful if you could check the angle of view of the shooting in real time.|
|Q.||What is the copyright of the videos and still images you shot?|
|A.||The copyright of the videos and still images that we have taken belongs basically to "RTB". We grant you the right to use them. Thank you for your understanding in advance. However, if copyright is required, it is possible to transfer it after mutual agreement.|
|Q.||Is a cancellation fee required to cancel the requested shooting?|
|A.||For cancellation after order, the following cancellation fee will be charged.
Actual expenses (transportation, accommodation, etc.) that have already
been arranged will be charged separately.
7 Days Before 25% of each service fee
2 Days Before 50% of each service fee
1 Days Before 75% of each service fee
On The Day 100% of each service fee
|* If you have any questions other than the above, please feel free
to contact us.
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