Recon Aerial is one of Canada’s best, and most successful expert drone services companies because
we deliver In-Flight Insight ™
Recon Aerial provides professional drone services across all commercial sectors. Our focus is drone-based infrastructure inspections, mapping and surveying, and aerial imaging to produce stunning drone photos and video content.
Recon Aerial is your premier drone content partner. We create stand-out drone photo 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 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 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 Drone Wind Turbine Inspections in 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.More Info
Recon Aerial has completed several drone-based roof inspections. Using drones to inspect roofs is showcase example of how drones can provide a safer and more efficient way to complete roof inspections. We inspected 16 Condo (90+ units) in under 4 hours on a recent project, considerable cost savings for our client.More Info
Recon Aerial has completed many mapping missions over the years. We use autonomous drone software to undertake programmed flights. The goal is to collect geo-referenceed photo data for specific areas, and 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.More Info
Given our considerable drone mapping experience, Recon Aerial offers photogrammetric processing of drone data. We produce photogrammetric exports such as 3D mesh, 3D point cloud, orthomosaics DTMS, and DSMs both for internal projects, and for our engineering, surveying, and drone services partners. Our drone data processing services streamlines our clients workflows.More Info
The ultimate deliverable, which combines all Recon Aerial drone mapping and surveying expertise is the production of AutoCAD line work. We plan, fly and survey specific areas with ground control to process and deliver standard photogrammetric exports. We then use these exports to overlay a standard AutoCAD feature set to deliver .dwg site drawings.More Info
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 service 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.