Over the past few years one of the most exciting and innovative technologies in the aerial photography industry is the introduction of drones or UAV / UAS (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Unmanned Aerial System) to acquire aerial imagery.
This new technology has many exciting benefits but at the present date the FAA is in the process of approving 333 waivers to allow and integrate UAV flights for commercial purposes into the US airspace. At this time Terra Flight Aerial Imaging does not have an approved waiver on file, but expects approval by the end of 2016.
The UAV that Terra Flight will offer our clients will be a mapping grade vertical format fixed wing platform. This UAV will be utilized in cases where our clients require resolutions greater than those currently offered by our fixed wing twin engine aerial survey aircraft. The output product will be digital ortho image and LIDAR acquisition data products.