TAKING THE DRONE INDUSTRY PAST THE PRETTY PICTURES
Many companies interested in drone technology still think of drones as something that works only for capturing visual imagery.
Of course, drones can do much more. While drones can capture stunning and clear video and still photography in a way unthinkable even five years ago, they also can produce data that produces actionable insights.
Steven Katz, Founder and Chief Pilot for Sky Ladder Drones, said he recently had a client who wanted drone video, a service Katz has provided many times. But after learning more about the actual business needs, Katz devised a three-day program that not only got the client video, but also photos and mapping data that actually provided the answers to the underlying business questions.
More industries are now beginning to understand how they can utilize unmanned aircraft systems. “These ‘ah-ha moments’ happen in little bits. With the use of drones becoming more prevalent and those within the industry working to make effective use cases more apparent, over time more people will understand drone technology can give them far more than just pretty pictures.
Listen to Drone Insights and Technology Episode 003 to hear some interesting specific use cases.
Sky Ladder Drones is a commercial UAS service provider based in Los Angeles specializing in drone mapping, construction progress photos, asset inspection (both visual and thermal) and training. Sky Ladder Drones uses only FAA Part 107 certified pilots, has Level 1 Thermography Certified staff and holds a FAA Daytime Waiver for permission to fly at night.