Aerotas Flight Operations

The Flight Operations Team Helps You Get the Most from Aerotas


 
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The Path to Success Begins Here

Flight Operations Helps You Get the Most from Aerotas

When you use Aerotas to process your drone data, you immediately get access to our Flight Ops team. The sole responsibility of Flight Ops is to guide your mission planning and data collection process. This will ensure that you are successfully planning missions, setting UAS-specific ground control, and getting the most accurate results possible from your drone-collected data.

Flight Ops can help with:


The Basics:

GCP best practices

  • 5 targets per battery

  • Corners of project + middle

  • 1 flight line beyond each side

  • Obvious center point

  • Visible from all angles

Flight plan best practices

  • Lawnmower flight path

  • 75% / 75% overlap

  • Nadir only, no obliques


Our Flight Ops team is comprised of pilots who have overseen thousands of projects. Aerotas always makes accuracy recommendations after the data has been processed. But, now you can get advice before you fly. Getting a second opinion on a mission can increase the likelihood of collecting good data with fewer fieldwork man-hours. Getting it right the first time also helps you avoid re-visits.

Bad ground control distribution negatively impacts the accuracy of the model.

Bad ground control distribution negatively impacts the accuracy of the model.

Get advice on your entire field operations workflow:

  • Check for site restrictions

    • Airspace

    • Obstructions

    • TFRs

  • Check weather forecast

  • Advise on the creation of flight plans

  • Equipment packing checklist

  • Equipment settings

  • Aircraft / Equipment Inspection

  • Survey ground data

    • GCPs / Checkpoints

    • Obstructed areas

  • Emergency procedures check

  • Mission loading procedures

  • Running an operation

  • Data handling procedures

    • Data copies / storage

    • Transmission

    • Processing

 

How it Works

1) Create a KMZ of your site

Create a Google Earth File (KML/KMZ) with a polygon outlining the area where you intend to fly. The Google Earth File will get us on the same page. E.g. we can mark recommended locations for your ground control points and send it back to you.

ProTip: Create a New Polygon, NOT a New Path

>> Creating a KML/KMZ with Google Earth

2) Send the KMZ to Flight Ops at FlightOps@aerotas.com

3) Get advice on your mission

This KMZ identifies the area of interest and gives Flight Ops exactly what they need to assist with mission planning.

This KMZ identifies the area of interest and gives Flight Ops exactly what they need to assist with mission planning.