Historically, aerial surveying meant hiring an operator working from a manned aircraft, which incurred much higher operating costs.
Although there are still some operations that require a manned aircraft (particularly above 400 feet), many operations can be carried out quicker, cheaper and more effectively with a drone. Using a drone we can provide detailed, high resolution aerial photographs and aerial video for import to a variety of third party applications for many surveying applications.
Standing Civil Aviation Authority rules state that a small unmanned aircraft (SUA) can be flown at an altitude up to 400 feet (122 metres) above ground level. This is to ensure a safe separation distance from other (manned) aircraft. Working up to this height limit is usually more than sufficient for aerial surveying work, combined with very high resolution photographs and video to give the required details for aerial images.