Aerial Services

The Sky is no Longer the Limit

An Industry Leader in Unmanned Aerial Systems



With the successful incorporation of drones and advanced sensors, we utilize technology to provide our clients with beneficial and responsible aerial services. The enhanced capability of aerial surveying allows us to provide rich datasets, accurate deliverables, and comprehensive information quicker and more often at a lower cost than traditional methods. As a full-service engineering firm, we can not only collect the data, but interpret it for you.


Our fleet of drones and sensors is varied enough to carry out simple projects like progress photography to complex-need jobs such as using LiDAR scanning to survey through dense vegetation like forests.


Advanced capabilities have been integrated to enable structural documentation of vertical and horizontal infrastructure. Through the use of thermal sensor technology, solar panel inspections take less time and can occur more frequently. Roof and envelope inspections can be completed quickly, and more efficiently, without the need for extensive scaffolding, personnel risk, and time.


With 5 years of commercial drone flight experience for architecture, engineering, and construction jobs, we are well-equipped for your job. To get in touch with us, fill out the form to the right.

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    Our Aerial Services

    Lunch ‘N’ Learns
    3D Scanning
    UAV (Drone) Capabilities
    Aerial Topographic Surveys
    Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

    LiDAR Scanning
    Thermal Inspections
    Volume Measuring
    Mobile Mapping
    Point Cloud Generation

    Existing Conditions Surveys
    Infared IR Scanning
    Photovoltic PV Scanning
    Stockpile Drone Services
    Solar Farm Surveys

    Recent Aerial Projects

    Butcher Creek - Aerial survey-topographic survey-aerial imagery

    Butcher Creek Landfill

    Aerial Services / Construction Admin/Materials Testing / Environmental Engineering / Geotechnical/Geophysical / Solid Waste / Surveying
    Geothermal Solar- aerial survey - topographic survey - aerial imagery (2)

    Southampton Solar Farm

    Aerial Services / Construction Admin/Materials Testing / Energy / Geotechnical/Geophysical /
    Site/Civil Engineering / Surveying
    Orange Solid Waste- aerial survey - topographic survey - aerial imagery- Civil Engineering Firm - Environmental Engineering, Remediation, and Solid Waste Resources -Draper Aden, The Environmental Services Division at Draper Aden Associates, Richmond, Blacksburg, Newport News, Charlottesville, Manassas, Virginia Beach

    Orange County Solid Waste

    Aerial Services / Construction Admin/Materials Testing / Environmental Engineering / Site/Civil Engineering / Solid Waste / Surveying

    All of our pilots and operators are OSHA/MSHA trained.

    We meet all local and federal regulations and carry a $5,000,000 drone liability policy with the ability to add additional insured and waiver of subrogation clauses as needed.

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    Draper Aden Associates is now part of TRC, a leading national provider of engineering and consulting solutions supporting a clean energy future. Learn more.