Drones on Demand has clocked up 100 hours of flight working on projects for our clients since the company was founded in January 2017.
We’ve also put in the miles, travelling from one end of the country to the other, ending up in some rather unusual places. Along the way we’ve conducted measured surveys on quarries, archaeological digs, large dams, MOD sites and monitored coastal erosion.
We’ve been commissioned to undertake visual inspection work on electricity pylons, water treatment plants, wind turbines, schools, religious buildings and photovoltaic panels.
In addition to our usual survey and inspection work we’ve completed several video assignments for clients, as well as sampling the on location catering with the cast and crew of sitcoms between ‘takes’.
Away from the control sticks, we’ve been busy too – we were technical experts for Bradford City Council on the NESTA / InnovateUK Flying High Challenge, have delivered CPD sessions for several chartered industry bodies, exhibited at trade shows, became Pix4D Certified, worked on research projects with Universities and have been instrumental in driving Mountain Rescue England and Wales’ drone capability for search and rescue.
As we near the end of 2018 and enter our third year of operation, 2019 is already shaping up to be a busy year with some interesting projects for clients and further developments of our operational capabilities. We also have a keen eye on the legislation changes that are due late in the year and of course any implications that Brexit may have on drone operations.
Here’s to the next 100!