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Agricultural/Horticultural/Orchard/Vineyard Health Surveys
Using programmed survey missions, we can provide multi-spectral products for plant health analysis. Drones are rapidly revolutionizing the means by which early crop/field disease detection is accomplished. In a few hours, hundreds of acres can be surveyed, and a multi-spectral image can available for analysis in near-real time.
The Drone Intelligence Team
David Folts, LtCol USAF (ret)
Vice President and Pilot in Command
1. FAA-licensed Private Pilot in single-engine land airplanes; trained in the complex and difficult to operate-in Houston area airspace under a FAR Part 141 structured curriculum for professional pilots. 2. FAA certified Remote Pilot under FAR Part 107 rules for operation of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) in the National Airspace System. 3. Flying and experimenting with small UAS (sUAS) for 5 years. 4. We have a pending Certificate of Authorization to fly sUAS Beyond-Line-of-Sight as well as night operations in Baytown and Beaumont. 5. Remote piloting/operation of sUAS depends heavily on programmed flight plans and ground control of the vehicles via computers or tablets – these operations draw heavily on my 13 years of USAF experience operating space satellites via computer systems and global ground system networks. Space satellites are the ultimate in remote piloting.
Dr SIlvia Folts
President and Director of Client Relations
Dr. Silvia Folts is an experienced instructional designer and holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco specializing in Distance Learning. Aside from Directing the DIS business, she assists in developing operational procedures, operating manuals, and serves as a mission coordinator/planner/spotter during flight operations. Silvia is the primary manager of customer relationships.
Why Drone Intelligence Services?
With our UAVs, we can do many labor intensive things that are potentially dangerous to personnel. Surveying flare stacks, radio towers and steep high roofs are but three examples of “why we are doing this” business. Cost avoidance of scaffold erection and eliminating dangerous climbs to high heights are but one example of our value-add offer. Our UAVs can accurately scan and survey from overhead of a field or orchard, from the side of large, tall industrial structure, and repeatedly, and exactly revisit areas of interest to document change.