Flight Operations

We fully understand the potential dangers when operating a drone in the national airspace. We do not compromise the rules.  We operate safely, with good judgement, and respect for others privacy.

We are fully insured and our pilots are FAA part 107 certified remote airmen experienced on the aircraft and systems they operate.   Pilots carry VHF radios to monitor air traffic in the airspace they work in.  This provides added situational awareness and a higher level of safety for all.  When needed we operate as a crew with a visual observer(s) and camera operator.

As the customer you should know that all jobs cannot not be performed or may require prior authorization given the airspace.  A good rule of thumb is;  If your project lies within 5 miles of an airport with a control tower then we are required to obtain authorization from the FAA before operating.   This is not as simple as phoning the control tower and asking for permission.  It is a process that can take days or weeks to receive authorizations. 

Here is a link to the FAA Part 107 Rules  that all drone pilots both hobbyist and professional must follow.

Equipment and Technology

We have made a substantial investment in sUAS and the necessary support equipment. We are constantly developing our skills and actively researching new technologies and equipment. We believe that with the right mix of equipment and skills, we can provide our customers a portfolio of products that will add value to their operations.

Aircraft
DJI Matrice 210 with dual downward gimbals, single top mounted upward gimba
DJI Matrice 210 RTK with dual downward gimbals, single top mounted upward gimbal & ground station. The 210 RTK provides centimeter positional accuracy and is specifically designed to work in areas that cause interference to the aircraft’s compass and IMU. These are areas such as power transmission lines, bridges and buildings to name a few.
DJI Inspire 2, dual remotes
Matrice Mavic 2 Pro
Ten sets of DJI TB55, 7660 mAh high capacity batteries providing up to 34 minutes of flight time. Six sets DJI TB50, 4280 mAh batteries providing up to 22 minutes of flight time.
Cameras
DJI X5S — 20MP, 4K, 12mm & 45mm detachable lens.
DJI X4S — 20MP, 4K, fixed focal length.
DJI Z30 — 2.3MP, 1920 x 1080, 30X optical zoom, 6X digital zoomm f=4.3mm – 129mm
FLIR DJI XTR Thermal — 640 x 512 resolution, 30 Hz, Full Radiometric, 8X digital zoom, 13mm lens.
FLIR DJI XT Thermal — 640 x 512 resolution, 30 Hz, Radiometric, 8X digital zoom, 13mm lens.

Support Equipment

Honda EU2000i Inverter Generator – All day operations.