FAQ’s

We use the world’s leading manufacturer DJI. Our aircraft is Phantom 4 Professional. Heartland Drones aircraft is FAA registered # FA3NPM7RRY Flight time 25 min; maximum altitude 400 feet, downrange 3 miles,weight 3 pounds, ISO 100 – 3200, video up to 4K, photo formats JPEG and DNG, video format MP4, MOV, MPEG. Note the sUAS on the home page is one type of DJI sUAS
Yes. Steven Jordison has taken and passed FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot In Charge (RPIC). License # 3919373. Ensuring accuracy of flight as well as protecting the aircraft and area, a client representative is encouraged to work alongside the pilot. FAA recognizes two type of pilots: 1) hobbyist and 2) commercial. Hobbyist are individuals flying for their own amusement. Hobbyist must also register their aircraft through the FAA. Commercial pilots are individuals who fly to generate income, fly for a company or organization (i.e. government, school, not for profit, etc.) FAA considers persons who generate income from web based companies (such as YouTube, FaceBook, Google, Instagram, etc.) as commercial pilots. Even persons who film video or still then donate the footage can be considered commercial as the receiver could use footage for gain.
Yes. Heartland Drones is fully licensed and insured to fly commercially. This $1 million policy covers for any situation and protects the drone as well as property and people if something should go wrong that is out of the operators control.
While fully FAA compliant, Heartland Drones has self-imposed some additional restrictions to ensure the safe operation of the drone and respect for property and privacy of others. Some of these limitations are identified here: 1) we will not knowingly record or photograph people, property or processes with the intent of violating privacy without their consent, 2) we will not knowingly violate any local privacy or laws, 3) we will not operate a sUAS in less than desirable weather conditions (i.e. rain, high winds, storms, fog etc.), 4) client may need to notify local residents or users that aircraft will be in the area on a particular day and time.
Drones are becoming more common in everyday use. In fact, the drone industry is expected to become a multi-billion dollar industry in only a few short years. Drone use is as varied as the imagination, but a few of the more common uses are:

  • Real estate listings that includes aerial views of the roof, upper stories, yards, lot size surrounding area to include house position in the neighborhood, and perfect tool For Sales By Owner

  • Conservation of wetlands, prairie burns wildlife tracking
  • Construction or work site detailing progress, site security, and future use.
  • Emergency services following natural disasters to include insurance claim video and picture.

  • Facility marketing
  • Unique grant application photographs
  • Government and schools facility marketing or promotions
  • Community events to promote through convention and visitors bureau or chamber of commerce
  • Unique aerial photographs for grant applications
Simple! Seven easy steps:
1.Complete a request for quote.
2. Share in the open-ended box filming location, what services such as aerial video and stills is desired, site location(s) and what would you like filmed.
3. You will be contacted via phone, text or email to confirm the requested service.
4. A proposal and terms of service will be emailed for your consideration.
5. Date and time will be mutually agreed upon.
6. Flight conclusion you will receive either a flash drive in hand, immediate download to a portable device, or instructions for cloud access.
7. Payment will be invoice or at time of service
Absolutely. We offer editing and design services as well as the ability to output to any media desired (YouTube, DVD, Vimeo, Facebook etc). Any motion animation and titling you might need for your video is also something we offer along with design services for a complete DVD package. Post production is $35 per hour.