Aerial Surveys

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The ability to view the earth from the air is a prerequisite for many types of surveying applications. At Drone Air, we offer two distinct platforms to serve your aerial surveying requirements, UAV drone or helicopter.

Drone aerial surveys

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones as they are more commonly known, have opened up the possibilities for all manner of aerial surveying and geomatics applications.

They eliminate the need for most of the equipment traditionally required for aerial surveys, and their ability to access elevated and awkward locations, coupled with their quick deployment and low cost, has revolutionised the aerial inspection industry.

Why send a human to do a dull or dangerous job, when a UAV can do it more quickly, reliably and at a far lower cost?

Our hexacopter drone is a DJI S900 with a Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K resolution camera and produces stunning aerial images, with a very high degree of clarity.

Should you require a live feed of the aerial view, we can provide the technology to achieve this.

Helicopter aerial surveys

While most surveys can be conducted with a camera drone, there are occasions when a helicopter aerial survey is actually more cost efficient and effective.

Unlike other aerial survey companies, we have both methods at our disposal, using a Eurocopter twin engine AS355 with Cineflex HD camera system and a Sony HDC-F950 camera with a 42x Fujinon zoom lens.

If you are undecided as to which platform may be most appropriate for your project, please visit our Our Aircraft page, which outlines the benefits and limitations of each option.

Aerial surveying applications:

  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology
  • Civil engineering
  • Construction
  • Damage assessment
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Flood management
  • Maintenance and accident prevention
  • Mining
  • Pipeline inspection
  • Roofing
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Urban planning
  • Utilities

Editing and post-production

If you would like your aerial shots to be edited and post-produced, we offer a complete and flexible package to suit your needs.

So, if you want to learn more about our aerial filming and aerial photography services, please email us, visit our FAQ page, or call us on 01273 921991. We are based in Lewes, East Sussex in the UK, but will travel both nationally and internationally to meet your requirements.