UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM (UAS / UAV)
Not long ago, the only form of taking most aerial shots was by using a camera boom, getting on top of buildings, using aerial lifts or scissor lifts, using a very long ladder or even using a helicopter. Now, employing drone shots (UAV’s) is a very conventional cost-effective tactic, and even though aerial lifts and helicopters still have their practices, the innovative aerial drone solution has supplemented greatly to many programs. With our quick deployment and report turnaround time, Applied Technical Services is a one-stop shop for all your aerial drone photography documentation needs.
With over 50 years of testing and investigations, our experts are just a phone call away. There are numerous means that ATS can help you achieve your needs. All of our testing and inspection methods are centered on prerequisites or mandates defined by the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing ANSI/ASNT CP-105 and CP-189, A2LA, ASTM, ISO 9001, ISO Guide 17025, NFPA, NAFI, IAAI and NADCAP.
- Accident Scene Documentation
- Aerial Drone Documentation
- Aerial Drone Photography
- Aerial Mapping
- Aerial Drone Mapping
- Filming Land Wildlife
- Environmental and Meteorological Monitoring
- Property Inspections
- Property Insurance Forensic Investigation
- Fight against Poachers
- Infrastructure Maintenance (Bridge and road inspections)
- Accident Reconstruction
- Forensic Animation for Demonstrative Evidence
- Insurance Investigations
- 3D Site Scanning
- Forensic Anthropology
- Fire and Explosion Investigations
Aerial Thermal Photography (Thermography)
- Building Inspections
- Bridge Inspections
- Electrical Panel Inspections
- Power Line Inspections
- Utility Inspections
- Roofing Inspections
- Solar Panel Inspections
- Search and Rescue Assistance
- Hydrography (or Precision Agriculture)
- Fire Fighting Assistance
- Law Enforcement and Police Help
- Detect Thermal Patterns on Boiler Tubes
- Proactively oversee volume of liquid in storage tanks to detect leaks
- Drones are given a thorough pre-flight inspection by the operator before each flight.
- All ATS Drones are under 55lbs weight at take-off.
- Operator will always be in Visual line-of-sight (VLOS) of the UAV.
- Periodically ATS may bring an additional observer to assist in VLOS requirements.
- When taking video, a camera operator will assist during flight time. This will allow ATS pilots to be safer and assist in obtaining those hard to acquire shots letting the ATS pilot to only focus on flying.
- ATS does not use First Person View (FPV) Goggles.
- Maximum airspeed for the UAV is 100 mph (87 knots).
- Maximum altitude for the UAV is 400 ft. above ground level.*
- If the video shoot is inside 5 miles radius of an airport or any Class B, C, D or E airspace (ATS will examine this before initial meeting) ATS will need to secure permission for the flight before starting.
All ATS UAV operations are required to follow the guiding principles below:
*VLS and Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations states that "The maximum allowable altitude is 400 feet above the ground, and higher if your drone remains within 400 feet of a structure. Operations in Class G airspace are allowed without air traffic control permission. Operations in Class B, C, D and E airspace need ATC approval."