We can fly in the USA and Canada, in various classes of airspace depending on the local authority and the risk to other air traffic and people. Flying over people or in large metropolitan areas are areas we do NOT operate in.
What do you use the data for?
We use the data collected by the UAV, drone, satellite, or airplane to find a solution to the clients problem. Ex. We can fly over a pipeline and find a leak, or find a spot overtop of it that is of concern to the owner. We then past along the imagery/dataset to the client with its geographical or GPS location so they can address and locate the problem.
How high, far, long, can you fly?
It all depends, but in general we can fly within visual line of sight (VLOS) or around 1-2 miles from the visual observer. However, we are testing approvals for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drones and sense and avoid systems. Typical flight times are 35- 140 mins depending on the drone used and the weather. Flight altitudes are typically 300 feet above ground to comply with FAA Part 107 rules.
How are you different from every other drone service provider?
We are not just drone pilots, we use drones as a tool to get the data. Once we get the data we use our real expertise in the processing, analysis, and assessment of the data shows the value. We are experts in survey, sensors, remotes sensing, and geographical information services (GIS), which allows us to complete a project from capture to reporting and client recommendations. We also use the very best drones on the market, that are commercial/military grade units, with the best sensors attached.
Do you have FAA approval to fly in the 50 states?
Yes all of our pilots are FAA Part 107 approved to fly drones in the United States, and our systems are FCC compliant. We can fly in various air spaces, but typically need approval from the air authority.
What UAV's do you operate?
We use: Sensefly Ebee’s, C-Astral Bramors, Aeryon Skyrangers, and some DJI products for inspections. Our higher end systems fly in high winds, bad weather, and have multiple redundant safety features.
Why do you use drones instead of traditional ways to collect data or do surveys?
Drone allow us to collect much higher resolution data over a target than any other method would. They also remove the human element form the equation, allowing the computer to take the risk, and fly the unit. This lowers the risk for the customer, and keeps our people safe at the same time.