So, what are the practical applications of drones for farmers?
Over the last few months we have monitored 17 varieties of winter wheat, assessing the establishment and development of plants using aerial photography and drone mapping of the plots. The aerial data provided an easy means to observe which varieties had established quickly and were stronger at each growth stage.
Stand counts were calculated from data obtained from the drone maps and closely correlated with the results expected by the farmer.
Aerial images of the plots highlighted damage by hares, which was not visible from the ground and enabled early treatment of the affected areas.
Weed stress of the wheat was monitored using drone mapping of zones identified by the farmer as likely blackgrass establishment areas. The presence of blackgrass was highlighted by the data.
For farmer, there was an opportunity for an aerial view of pesticide application with a video of the spraying.
We are able to deliver a wide variety of aerial photography and aerial filming services. Our clients are our primary focus and we will engage with you to discuss your project and fully understand your requirements. While we are based in Harrogate, we offer Yorkshire drone services and will travel throughout the UK as required.
Agriculture & Ecology
Aerial data can quickly provide a clear overview of farmland and estates, directing prompt actions which can lead to cost savings for farmers and estate owners. We can use drones for:
Farm land mapping
Calculation of seed establishment
Plant health analysis for signs of disease, drought or weeds
Assess of crops after adverse weather
Mapping of canopy cover
Elevation data to identify potential flood areas
Farm building surveys
Information gathering for insurance claims
Count and monitor livestock
Our agricultural done services can be used on vineyards, orchards and fruit/vegetable crops as well as cereals and oilseed rape.
Give us a call and we will meet with you to talk about how we can help you see your land more clearly and save you money.
Construction and Insurance
Aerial mapping of construction sites or buildings and roofs provides a safe and easy way to view details not visible from the ground or in areas where human entry may be dangerous. Let us give you a new view on:
Construction site progress
Solar panel inspection
3D building modelling
Orthomosaic land mapping (2D and 3D)
Elevation data for flood plains
Linear and area measurements
Stockpile volume measurements
Damage assessment for insurance
Data can be exported in a number of formats including JPEG, TIFF, GeoTIFF and Google Earth KML.
Why not get in touch to see what we can do?
Using our Zenmuse X5S Camera to produce 20 mega pixel high resolution photos and 4K ultra-high definition video, we will provide you with stunning aerial footage for:
Hotels and Holiday Parks
plus lots more.
We can combine aerial footage with ground based filming, using professional editing software for completion of videos and refinement of images post flight.
Let’s talk about how we can promote your project.
Aerial Drone Photography Based in Yorkshire
We are a high-quality aerial photography business based in Yorkshire, providing valuable film and photography footage and data to the agricultural and construction industries and a wide range of business clients across the UK.
Meet the Owners…
Matthew is an architectural technologist with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry.
Lesley is a former regulatory scientist within the chemicals industry and has significant experience and a special interest in agrochemicals.
Together, we own and operate Volatus Imaging and are UAQ qualified in Remote Piloting of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Our backgrounds and experience can bring significant added value and insight to the agricultural and construction client.
Our aim is to provide an exceptional level of detailed information to our clients and we have invested in commercial UAV technology and 4K video equipment for superior quality imaging. Our client research reports will leverage opportunities to manage cost savings and business efficiencies.
Volatus Imaging is a business approved by the Civil Aviation Authority and operates under a standard Permission for Commercial Operations. Our flights are conducted in accordance with company Operations Manual approved by the CAA.
Safety is our guiding principle and we conduct thorough planning and risk assessments prior to each flight. Our clients can be assured that we have considered all risks thoroughly and that each flight we operate is covered by £5million of public liability insurance.
Lesley Coleman: 07914 926734
Matthew Coleman: 07931 369131
Send us details of your enquiry and we will call you to talk about how we can help and what it will cost.
Our Pilots Are:
Architectural Technologist with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry.
A former Regulatory Scientist within the chemical industry, experienced in agrochemicals.