With the expansion of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), people are starting to see the benefits of aerial inspections. It reduces the safety risks as well as reduces the time needed to inspect a facility.
Are you looking for a commercial drone professional? There are countless drone service providers around the Middle East and the world. They are providing services to industries such as agriculture, construction, and railways.
Here are some things you need to consider before choosing your drone service providers.
#1 Flight Authorization
The application of drone technology requires permission from specific civil aviation to operate in public places. Unless the drone service provider has the requisite insurance or approval from the central/state boards for flying, you will not be able to fly the drones.
It is also necessary to decide the terms of responsibility and insurance policy. The best drone pilot would receive the required insurance to fly the drone for your project.
#2 Avoid Drone Photography Companies
Unlike the aerial surveying, a drone photography business provides aerial photos – perfect to take a view of your home. However, a drone inspection company flies close to a structure and takes photographs that allow a thorough evaluation to be made on the state of the structure. You need the second one for your inspection.
A two-person team, an experienced pilot monitoring the location of the drone in the air and an inspection engineer with sufficient inspection training and expertise, looking at a live video feed, controlling the camera to capture the necessary photos, will be used by an inspection firm that specializes in using drones.
#3 License and Certification
The art of piloting drone flights can be learned by anyone. It will be best, though, to ensure that your drone service provider is certified, secure, and highly skilled in tackling complicated inspections.
To ensure that the projects are completed efficiently without additional expenses, drone pilots should resolve challenges posed by complex installations or extreme climate conditions.
Both internal and external risks need to be investigated and recognized by drone pilots, especially the qualification of the mining exploration drone pilot is needed to operate commercially and is also crucial for flying beyond the standard regulations.
#4 Adequate Resources
In the UAE, there are lots of well-established drone firms. It is also necessary, though, to focus on their past experiences through testimonials and references to the honest opinions of their services.
Find out if the operator and crew are willing to balance the requirements and deadlines with the requisite potential, expertise, and money. It is also important that the drone service providers can accumulate resources and necessary crew to operate in different locations.
#5 Experience Matters
Be sure that the supplier has already completed several related programs, has a relevant user list and good testimonials. You will need a provider who can fulfill your specifications, your deadlines and, if possible, can deploy several teams and resources, even abroad.
Drone are nothing but flying aircraft. So, the best people in your organization who will understand the procedures is the aviation department. That’s why send the best people you have to oversee the inspection and make the report.