Airborne Surveying

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) to carry out survey and inspection work has become increasingly widespread due to significant advances in UAV and photogrammetry technology.

The range and specification of cameras and sensors available has risen along with payload capacity. Improved photogrammetry software allows the images to be processed into orthomosaic photographs and digital terrain models.

UAV’s have applications for large scale mapping projects, building inspections, stockpile monitoring, search and rescue and erosion monitoring, and much more.

We have the knowledge and skills to be able to support your entry into the world of Aerial Survey work. We can advise you which UAV and sensors you will need for your work and provide full training and support when it comes to processing your data into 2D and 3D models.

To legally fly a small unmanned aerial system in the UK the Operator is legally required to hold a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Before a PfCO is issued the Operator must write and have approved an Operations Manual. Also any pilots who are to fly for that Operator must hold a CAA approved NQE issued qualification demonstrating their operating competence and flying capability.

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