Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are you allowed to use drones for business?
A: Absolutely! Talon Six Aerial is authorized by 14 C.F.R. Part 107 § 107.1 to use small unmanned aircraft systems (drones) for commercial purposes.
Q: How can you prove this?
A: Our chief pilot (and only pilot) Matt Pignataro holds an FAA Remote Pilot license with a small UAS rating (certificate number 3909759). You can verify at this link.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes! Talon Six Aerial carries a $1,000,000 aviation liability policy on all of our drones.
Q: What kind of drones do you use?
A: Talon Six Aerial uses both the DJI Inspire 1 Pro and the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. We also have three different payload cameras and four types of lenses for our Inspire 1 Pro.
Q: It’s so windy in Cheyenne! How can you even fly?
A: Per the manufacturer, both the Inspire 1 Pro and the Phantom 4 Pro have wind tolerance up to 22 miles per hour sustained; we have successfully flown in winds gusting to 42 mph (that was a little scary though).
Q: How will my photos or video be delivered?
A: We can send you a download link, host your images on our servers, or give you physical media. You tell us how you want it and we’ll deliver.
Q: How will I be billed?
A: Typically you’ll get an email invoice via QuickBooks, but if you’re old school we can print an invoice (since Matt’s wife is a doctoral student, we have a pretty nice printer the size of a small refrigerator).
Q: When is payment due?
A: Within 15 days of invoice receipt unless you’ve made special arrangements. We can accept payment on site and take all major credit cards, Apple Pay, and PayPal.
Q: Cheyenne Regional Airport is in the middle of the city; isn’t flying within 5 miles of an airport illegal?
A: Talon Six Aerial was awarded an FAA Certificate of Authorization (COA 2017-WSA-831-P107) that authorizes us to operate in Cheyenne Regional Airport’s controlled airspace. This means we can legally and safely operate to gather the aerial data your business needs!