Approved to Support Wildfire Suppression in Alberta
While many drone pilots are eager to assist with wildfire suppression, safely operating a drone in complex wildfire environments while collecting accurate and reliable hotspot data requires specific knowledge, qualifications, and experience. Our wildfire pilots are certified thermographers with decades of experience working with fire suppression agencies, providing aerial thermographic intelligence.
Volatus Aerospace pilots have successfully undergone the rigorous evaluation process of the Alberta Wildfire Services’ Hinton GRID Testing, an objective third-party evaluator approved by Alberta and recognized across several provinces in Canada, to provide infrared imaging services from drones for wildfire suppression. This evaluation ensures that we meet criteria related to target sensitivity, accuracy, and data delivery, aligned with the specific needs of fire operations.
Approved for Beyond Visual Line of Sight Flights Above 400’ Feet to Aid Canadian Forest Fire Response
Volatus Aerospace holds a Special Flight Operating Certificate (SFOC), allowing us to conduct flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and greater than 400 feet above ground level (AGL) in collaboration with fire suppression agencies. This authorization enables us to cover larger areas and swiftly deploy drones to provide critical feedback and identify potential hazards, supporting fire service agencies across Canada.