Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Get Fast Answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

What industries can benefit from drone services?

Although UAV is a relatively new technology, the applicable use is vast and covers all types of industries namely agriculture, oil and gas, construction, safety/ security, media/ movies, and search/rescue operations. Although the technology is still evolving, with advancements its applicable use will
also increase.

How does your drone service reduce inspection cost?

Infrastructure inspections can be costly, risky and time consuming. By enlisting our services, there’ll be no need for renting cranes, scaffoldings, or harnesses for inspections. As such, you reduce your risk liability of accidents and injuries not to mention the time required to transport, erect and tear down heavy-duty equipment.

How Does 3D Mapping work?

While surveying your asset, our remote pilot will capture thousands of highly detailed digital images, oftentimes from multiple altitudes which is then stitched together in 3D format. The frequency of the 3D image creation can also serve as a visual representation of how your project has progressed along its critical path when layered on top each other.

How can the agricultural sector benefit from drones?

Based on local content laws – Specific drones can be outfitted with payload capable of spraying pesticides over your crops. UAV’s can also be used to monitor your crop growth and overall condition. Drones can cover vast areas within short periods. They can also capture more detailed information than humans because of their bird’s eye view advantage.

What are some negative aspects of using drones?

As with any mechanical equipment, nothing is completely fail proof. However, at Winston Aeronautics we ensure each of our drones are fitted with monitoring and safety devises that will:

  • Not allow our drone pilots fly beyond certain altitude.
  • Notify our pilot (ground control crew) of potential power loss. Furthermore, our drones will override a pilots control when it determines there’s only enough power to return home base (take off point).
  • Each of our UAV pilots undergo rigorous training processes along with ongoing training.
  • Each project is executed with at least a 2-man team (one pilot and a visual observer).
  • We ensure all our pilots are Part 107 compliant as required by the United States Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).