Aerial Survey Aircraft

Terra Flight Aerial Imaging Inc. operates a specially modified, twin engine aerial survey aircraft equipped with a fully digital, Vexcel Falcon MK II aerial mapping sensor. These sensors (or cameras) are installed in the floor of the aircraft mounted on a full gyro-stabilized camera mount. Our aircraft operate under FAA FAR Part 91 rules, in restricted category for aerial survey operations.

During aerial survey operations TFAI operates with a two-man flight crew being a pilot and survey navigator. This is both for a safety consideration and a more effective result for aerial survey operations.

Piper Navajo PA-31 310 Specs

Piper Navajo PA 31 310

The Piper Navajo series aircraft began production in 1967. A total run of 2,044 aircraft were manufactured until production ceased in 1984. These aircraft were originally built as light executive transport aircraft which carried a total of 6 to 8 passengers depending on cabin configuration.

Due to the versatility of the airframe these aircraft are commonly used worldwide for aerial survey purposes. The large interior space allows for the installation and operation of the large format aerial sensors.

Terra Flight – Piper Navajo Specifications

inside Piper Navajo

  • Flight Duration: 7.0 hours
  • Flight Range: 1,200 miles
  • Cruise Speed: 190+ MPH
  • Maximum Altitude: 25,000’

Aerial Survey Sensor

TFAI provides imagery from our Vexcel Falcon MK II Digital aerial camera. These cameras are the latest and current generation mapping cameras manufactured in Graz Austria by Vexcel Corporation. They are one of the most widely used aerial survey camera sensors. The Vexcel Falcon provides both unparalleled image quality and accuracy for aerial survey applications.

For more information about Terra Flight aerial sensor technology click here.

Vexcel Falcon 1