Aerial Services

GeoStructural’s newest accomplishment is the institution of an sUAV (small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) aerial services division.  Our in-house sUAV Pilot in Command (PIC) spent four years in the Air Force as a computer operator during the Gulf War and is an FAA-certified Sport Pilot.  Our PIC has logged well over 500 hours of sUAV flight time and is also a Competent Tower Climber/Rescuer who has personally climbed hundreds of towers.

GeoStructural is fully licensed and insured and currently maintains FAA Section 333 exemption #15174, which allows for the commercial operation of an sUAV, and is able to obtain COAs to authorize operations within restricted airspace (a 10-mile radius from an international airport, 5 miles from a regional airport, 2 miles from a helipad).  All flight missions utilize a Visual Observer (VO) who is also a trained tower climber and are conducted with strict adherence to safety guidelines and the parameters set by the FAA.

The predominant motivation for offering aerial services to our clients is to be able to provide highly accurate field information which can be gathered efficiently in a safe context.  Having crews with an sUAV PIC and a VO who are Competent Tower Climber/Rescuers is a critical component of our process and allows instant response to observed structural concerns.

The sky is the limit for aerial services — please see below for examples:

  • Geo-referenced 3D point cloud and photogrammetry data gathering (up to 1/8” accuracy)
    – Scalable and measurable 3D PDF document
    – High-definition photo-stitched images create an interactive rotatable, zoom-able environment
    – HD video of sUAV flight path
    – 3D photosims and site layouts for raw land, water tower, rooftop, etc.
    – Equipment room interior photo-stitched images
  • Land survey & mapping with topographic lines for Real Estate, Site Acquisition & Farming
  • Antenna centerline line-of-sight panorama & microwave path flash
  • Special Cell Aerial Mapping – Water Tower, Rooftop, Stealth/Concealment Structures
  • Stealth Tower (e.g. monopalm, monopine) appurtenance wind area mapping
  • Sensitive Site Aerial Observation & Mapping
  • Aerial Tower Distress Inventory Inspection & Condition Assessment
  • Tower Aerial Mapping – Monopole, Self Support, Guyed, Broadcast (AM/FM), Transmission
  • Antenna Mount Aerial Mapping
  • Feedline & Appurtenance Aerial Mapping
  • Site, Compound & Equipment Aerial Mapping
  • Aerial Mapping applications for wind turbines, power industry, oil & gas pipelines