Have edited your thread title. Otherwise 'Charging' could easily be confused with charging batteries and will throw up spurious results for anyone using the search function.Hi all
as a newcomer to this line of work our NQE advised us to charge £600 a day for a solo pilot, does this sound reasonable?
Depends how you go about it.How much time and effort is required to obtain the PfCO to cover fixed wing, is an update to your ops manual and a flight test?
They do not pay for the training towards the fixed wing pfco or training. That you have to pay for that but I sorted out my own fixedwing pfco as I have an x8 skwalker with a pixhawk.
They only train you on ebee and its software and then some up selling stuff as well.
It'll be interesting to see how it all pans out, still awaiting an ebee though to fly.
Have edited your thread title. Otherwise 'Charging' could easily be confused with charging batteries and will throw up spurious results for anyone using the search function.
I have read all these replies & I can't feeling many/most of you are too cheap. What about the time spent doing all the things you are obliged to do before & after. Site survey, risk analysis, weather reports, NOTAMS, log book completion, to name but a few? Or do you just not bother with all that? Then there is depreciation, fixed cost, variable cost! Roger W-E Inspire 1 pro, PfCOI’ve found you can out price yourself and in the end so sought advice from a long standing film/ video company.
They advised me to charge the following:
£180 per hour
£350 half day
£450 full day (top end has a bit of flex)
Bear in mind this was ‘shoot’only. Any editing is extra.
You’ll find that most companies won’t list their prices, and treat each job on its own merits.
I’ve quoted a simple 1hr photo shoot of a residential property at £99 and not won it. Depends on the customer, their expectations and if they know anyone who has a drone!!
Bit of a minefield. Base it on what you’d like to earn, don’t take the p*ss and you won’t go far wrong.
I’ve had a long standing client for years. Don’t charge them the earth..... and they keep coming back!