Recon Aerial specializes in conducting drone inspection work on engineered assets in complex flight environments. We provide commercial industrial inspections on nearly any infrastructure asset by undertaking both exterior and GPS denied interior drone flights. We produce high-quality reports, leveraging associated engineers and similar industry experts.
We have inspected/completed major drone inspection projects on telco towers, bridges, dams, wind turbines, solar farms, commercial roofs, and facades. We also offer services to the power and utility sector as well as mining services.
Recon Aerial offers enterprise Wind Turbine Inspections Drone services Canada and abroad for Turbine Manufacturers, Wind Farm Owners/Operators, and O&M Specialists. Looking to reduce risk, resolve under-performance issues, potentially prevent expensive blade failures and significant downtime events? Get in touch!More Info
Recon Aerial is an industry leader for drone-based bridge and dam inspections. We deploy the latest drone technology to offer class-leading solutions to our clients.Our expert drone service solution includes aerial surveying, grid-based inspections, defect recognition/annotation, and reporting, Get in touch!More Info
Recon Aerial has completed several drone-based roof inspections. Drone use for roof inspections is a much safer, more efficient, and more cost-effective. We recently inspected 90 condo units in under 4 hours on at considerable cost savings to our client. We also recently completed a 95 building thermal inspection in the Peel Region.More Info
We use autonomous drone software to undertake autonomous flights. TOur mission is to quickly collect geo-referenceed photo data from specific altitudes to meet several key project mapping objectives. Aerial mapping by drone can be conducted at a fraction fo the cost of manned aviation, and at a higher resolution.More Info
Recon Aerial offers drone data processing. We process image and survey information to produce photogrammetric exports such as 3D mesh, 3D point cloud, orthomosaics for our engineering, surveying, and drone services providers. Our drone data processing services streamlines our clients workflows.More Info
We transform drone mapping and survey control data to AutoCAD line work. We plan, fly and lay ground control for a project location. We process standard photogrammetric exports. We use these georferenced exports to plot standard AutoCAD feature sets. Highly accurate drone to AutoCAD .dwg files in days not weeks!More Info
Recon Aerial is one of Canada’s best, and most successful expert drone services companies because
we deliver In-Flight Insight ™
Recon Aerial is your premier drone content partner. We create stand-out drone photography and video content for TV shows, film, YouTube channels, Vimeo, commercials, commercial land development and real estate, 3D back-plating, and similar visualization projects.
Recon Aerial uses drones to inspect wind turbine blade inspections, solar facilities, cell tower inspections, dams, bridges, locks, rail, building facades and roofs, water towers, and much more. We also conduct underwater inspections and interior asset inspections.
Recon Aerial conducts drone mapping, and drone surveying to transform drone data into extremely useful deliverables. Using this drone data, we produce standard exports such as 3D point clouds, orthophotos, DTMs, and DSMs. We also produce AutoCAD linework.
Recon Aerial offers drone consulting services. We advise clients on drone program development, drone operations management, drone training requirements, drone risk mitigation, drone emergency procedures, drone flights in complicated airspace, drone regulatory impact analysis, and more. Though we cannot provide direct legal advice we have a thorough understanding of the legal requirements and what it takes to fly a drone legally and safely. We help clients understand how their operations can fully respect the Canadian Aviation Regulations Part IX, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems as well as the Transport Canada safety guidelines.
Stay tuned for our drone business startup packages in Canada and the United States. Our basic packages provide equipment and know-how empowering individuals to jump-start their own drone business…getting new drone business owners airborne faster.
We love the challenge of creating new and enterprising drone solutions that help businesses work better. The benefit that drone technology brings to our clients is incredible. We see opportunities to put drones to conduct work more safely, more efficiently, to save time and money. These are real benefits we provide to our clients by offering strategic drone services solutions.
We are experts in drone services solutions AND we also add value by incorporating software services and data integration specific to most drone business lines.
We invite you to bring us your ideas, to challenge us!
Recon Aerial specializes in mapping drone services and aerial drone surveys to create various outputs for civil and road works, drone rail inspections, power and utility planning, energy infrastructure planning, slope analysis, mining and aggregates, land-use management, biological surveys and environmental surveys, property development, urban planning, commercial real estate and information for many other sectors and purposes.
The direct file exports from our drone mapping software include:
Over the years Recon Aerial has flown many photogrammetric mapping missions; now we are lending this expertise to engineers, surveyors, and drone services providers.
Recon Aerial provides Drone Data Processing to Create Linework Drawings in AutoCAD. These highly functional AutoCAD deliverables are used to situate site assets, plan site development, and for site redevelopment.
Recon Aerial has a drone data processing and mapping team to provide standard photogrammetric geo-referenced exports such as 3D mesh, point clouds, contours, digital terrain models, digital surface models, and orthos photos. Our clients use these highly accurate exports to manipulate data in Leica Geosystems, QGIS, Agisoft, 3DF Zephr, Autodesk Recap, and more.
GETTING A PROJECT STARTED RIGHT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
We ask the right questions about what you want to achieve, how you will use the media/data, who will use it, who will see it, what digital platforms will be used, and more.
We do this to properly scope and price what’s needed. In nearly every case we add value by suggesting changes and providing multiple price point options.
Once we have nailed down the basics we plan and rework as needed prior to flight execution in order to ensure the deliverable is exactly what our clients need or better!
Before getting started, we follow a series of regular steps. Each project includes; an advanced operations RPAS pilot, a visual observer (if needed), a pre-mission compliance review, risk analysis and control measures, airspace review per the DHA, a site survey & flight plan, and more.
CONDUCTING A SAFE, EFFICIENT DRONE OPERATION IS CRUCIAL
Once we have completed the steps to scope and plan the drone project we shift into operations mode.
With our project plan in place, we more closely examine how to conduct the drone flights, including; drone and sensor selection, airspace and air traffic pattern, safe launch and recovery sites, site security, secondary landing sites, flight paths, pilot experience, pilot/visual observer positions, separation distances, communications with aerodromes as required, and more.
In every case, drone services pricing and drone operations include; setup, flight execution, teardown, administration, flight logging, RPAS maintenance, drone liability insurance, data management, and project closeout tasks/administration.
Our #1 goal in every operation is to “get the shot” with the least amount of flying possible in order to limit risk.
Our company hired Recon Ariel to put together a promotional video to showcase our snow removal operation. They came out several times during the day and night and worked extremely hard to gather footage for us. The video they put together for us was better than I could ever imagine. This company went above and beyond to make this project a success and I would highly recommend them to anyone. We look forward to continuing to work with Recon Aerial and Brian in the future!Dan Lanthier
Thanks David, we appreciate the feedback and it was great working with JLL.David Johnston
Wonderful!! I had Recon Aerial come out to take some images and videos of our new home and everything turned out beautiful!! They went above and beyond all expectations and are such kind and friendly people to work with, also offered such great service!! I will definitely have them come back in the future!! What a fun and wonderful experience. Thank you!! I would highly recommend Brian and his team!!Caitlin Johnston
Great company to work with— As a customer, you always want a service provider to put your needs first and Recon aerial does just that. I had to change my wedding date several times due to COVID-19, Recon Aerial was always accommodative; something one doesn’t always get from vendors. Up until the day of my wedding, all formal dealings were done via email/phone and there was no single second I felt like I was not being well taken care of. Thank you Recon Aerial for your wonderful work— highly recommend this company for all video needs.Peter Nshimiyimana
There are lots of drone companies out there that could have completed our project but Recon Aerial (Brian) made all the difference. Everything from the proposal, the attention to detail, process, communication to personality. Recon Aerial was top-notch!Intiaz Rahim, 3D Design
Our commercial real estate company has hired Recon Aerial a few times now to take drone photos for our listings. We’re always very impressed with the quality of photos we receive as well as the quick turnaround time. Brian at Recon Aerial was a pleasure to work with and would definitely recommend his services!Amy Ruffner, JLL
Working with Brian and the Recon Aerial team has been a pleasure over the last 1.5yrs. We have used their services for Building Envelope investigations at a variety of existing high-rise buildings throughout the City of Ottawa. The video footage is of excellent quality and allows for our staff to complete successful and detailed visual reviews without the safety risks and costs associated with scaffolding or swing stages. – CEL TeamCapacity Engineering
Worked with Brian to get some building footage in the middle of winter. He was flexible enough to capture some great shots in one of the few windows when the conditions allowed for it. Very happy with the results.Max Cordeau-Andrews, Akelius
I had a concept that required aerial shots of the university campus with a quick turnaround. I contacted Recon Aerial when I was doing research on local drone companies. From the get-go, I was very impressed with not only the depth of experience this company had but also with the owner’s (Brian Stoneman) professional approach. As it turned out we not only used them for the aerial footage but also third-party animation and project management of the introduction video. The video came to life as I envisioned and the experience was nothing but positive.Sally Babson
Recon Aerial (Brian) has provided amazing service to our Circle K team in Central Canada. His videos and pictures are of great quality and Brian always strives to make sure that he is providing the best to us. He is always looking to improve his shots and he takes the effort to learn our business so that he will understand exactly what we’re looking for in these videos. We have been using his service for over a year and continue to do so just because of the sheer quality and professionalism Brian brings to the table. Highly recommended!Joel John, Macs Convenience
Recon Aerial was great to work with. They were very professional and eager to make sure we got all of the data we needed to meet our goals. Brian is very personable and friendly as well.Jessica Robertson, Wild Craft
I would like to say that Brian at Recon Aerial is a wonderful person to correspond with. He is truly a professional in this business. My aerial video was completed in a very swift timely manner. The video was professionally created and I am extremely satisfied with the result. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone who requires a professional areal video.William McCabe
Great communication and a very fast turnaround. Good quality images.Richard Marks, David Chipperfield Architects
Having and approval to fly in a restricted space in days was helpful to meet our deadline.Gino Larice, TCCO
Brian was really great to work with. He is technically great and produces good-quality images. Would recommend working with Recon Aerial.Gaelle Goulet-Bourdon, Orkestra
We used Recon Aerial to capture images during the inauguration of a new Distribution Center in Guelph, ON, and from the initial contact to the end of the mandate, Brian was very professional. The images were taken outside of the building and inside were of very high quality and Brian and his teammate were all ears to the directions we gave them. The event involved high-level guests, including Ontario’s Prime Minister. His security team was in complete trust even though the drone had to fly in the same room while he was doing a speech at the lectern. I highly recommend Recon Aerial for any corporate video needs.Sylvain Mayo, Pro-Staging
We used Recon Aerial to help with a land survey. The end product was great – and included a 3D model & topographic heat map, the price was good, and working with Brian was great. I definitely recommend Recon Aerial.Jeff Byles
Brian is a fantastic pilot and great to work with. He brings amazing energy to each project!Chris, Photolux
This is the first call I make when my company needs drone footage. Brian and his team are safe, secure, and by the book. Why does that matter? Well when it comes to making sure Transport Canada is happy with me, he fills out all the paperwork and makes me look like a superstar with my clients…Stacyi, On Brand
Brian and his team are very professional and the visual quality is really excellent. Several TV series made with them and I recommend Recon Aerial Media both for their corporate services as for media movies and television series. (Original) Brian et son équipe sont très professionnels et la qualité visuelle est vraiment excellente. Plusieurs séries TV faites avec eux et je recommande Recon Aerial Media tant pour leurs services corporatifs que pour médias films et séries télévision.Marie Carole, Various TV Series
If you need drone footage Brian and his team will be able to execute the job for you. I was very impressed with how easy is was to contact and book a film slot with Brian. Recon was able to capture the major completed milestone for our 6 story hotel project and our clients very pleased with the professionalism. I look forward to using Recon Aerial Media for future projects.Clint, Site Cast Construction
It is my pleasure to strongly recommend, Recon Aerial, and Brian Stoneman (CEO and his team). I am Michael Gayowski, Senior Vice President of Sales at AirFusion. We are a cloud-based Wind Turbines asset management firm based in Boston, MA. We have been working with Recon Aerial for the past two years on various wind turbines projects and during our time together, Recon Aerial displayed great talents, never a problem and always on time and with a positive attitude. Recon Aerial drone services provide the highest of standard operational services in the industryMike, Air Fusion
Really nice company to work with, they understood the requirements, were flexible on schedule due to weather conditions varying all the time. Videos and photos taken were of really good quality and well made. I recommend doing business with Recon Aerial and Brian Stoneman. Thanks.Luiz, New Holland Tractors
We had a complicated site to cover for aerial photography and video. Brian was able to deliver more than needed. We highly recommend Recon Aerials’ professional services in Ontario and Quebec.Jon, Cicada Designs
Really happy with the professional and expert work that Brian did for us! We came to Brian with a concept but came out with something even better than we had hoped, all because he asked a few questions and made some suggestions. Brian is also competitively priced and we found that he went over and above for us!
Can’t recommend them enough!Jesse Anna
We knew from the beginning we were dealing with a professional company that takes their work seriously. It was quickly clear as we reviewed the footage that you understood what we needed and took the time to get creative. From one production company to another, thanks for the quality visuals!Cole Bennett, Portage Media
Thank you! Recon Aerial did a great job! The service was fast when I needed it, I appreciate it.Heather Rothman, Royal Lepage, Master Accredited Senior Agent