Drone and Aerial filming

Legal drone filming in Russia.

Legal drone filming throughout Russia is only possible if you get a filming permit from the local flight authorities. Filming without the permit-getting procedure is possible only in some remote areas like Lake Baikal or Yakutia. Saint Petersburg Production Team can facilitate the drone filming permit throughout Russia. To get the film permit for a drone you are importing we will need the following information:

  1. Exact filming location (including GPS coordinate)
  2. Filming date and time
  3. S/N of the drone you plan using for filming in Russia
  4. Name and last name of the drone pilot
  5. a short description of your filming
  6. the contacts of someone russian-speaking who will be the contact person during the filming for the flight authorities to be able to contact him.

Please email this information to us on info@filmspb.tv

We can provide you a highly professional drone operator in Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg and Sochi. The rates depend on the exact person and the complexity of the filming. Hiring a good drone operator is relatively easy in Russia. Operators with Phantom 4, Inspire 1, Inspire 2 and Mavic drones are ready to make a great filming for you!


Helicopter filming in Russia

We can organize aerial filming in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. 

We organize drone and helicopter filming throughout Russia.
For making amazing aerial plans of our beautifull city we will need to rent a helicopter, to rent a gyrostabilization system and to get the permit for filming Saint-Petersburg from air (you have to write down the list of places you want to get filmed or the precise itinerary, there are lots of restrictions concerning this kind of filmings in Russia).
 Also it’s obligatory to make an insurance policy for third-party liability during the shooting.
 Due to a complicate system of coordinating with local authorities the preparation may take up to two weeks.
 We recommend using MI-8 helicopters (it’s a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter).
We have the best professionals (pilots and cameraman) for doing this!
In January 2015 our company finalized the process of getting a long-term permit for filming the city from the air. The time needed for preparing such a shot is reduced to one week. Also we became partners of the biggest helicopter rental company in Saint Petersburg, so now you have a good choice of helicopters:
 Helicopter   Estimate Price per hour (USD)  Minimal order (Hours)
MI – 8 2300 2
Bell 206 1200 2
Bell 407 1500 2
Bell 429 2400 2
Robinson r44 990 2
Don’t hesitate, contact us!