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Aviation Services

UAV / Drone technology is exciting and brings with it the ability to offer solutions that were previously too costly or even unobtainable.  If you have a need for aerial video, aerial mapping or specialized aerial services, please contact us and let CDS Aviation assist you with your project.  Why bother with spending capital on the drone, acquiring a pilot, getting the FAA exemption, when you can outsource to a professional.  CDS Aviation can collect the data for you, and even render or process the collected data into a format that is useful for your needs.  We have a growing squadron of UAV platforms that can be applied to almost any task, from HD video / photography production to mapping to 3D rendering. 

c360® Solutions

 The ability to check on a job site and have a record of the condition or status is vital on some construction projects.  CDS has received trademark protection for our unique application of panoramic photography, orthomosaic and laser point cloud products.  

 Our product line is broken into three categories named c360®, c360® Ortho View and c360® LASer View.  Each of these products allows the site owner to view and manipulate the finished product using a web browser with data from our cloud driven system.  This eliminates the hassle associated with managing large volumes of data.  Anyone that has worked with LAS files and Orthos will quickly realize that the data file sizes involved are large.  Couple the issues of shear volume and the long term storage requirements, and you can have a head ache in the making.

 Our cloud driven solution allows you to view and share your site data without the heavy local storage requirements.  Have a look at our demo page at

Services We Offer


CDS Aviation operates many UAV / drone platforms allowing us to deliver premium content based on the client and situational needs.   CDS Aviation has FAA Part 107 certificated pilot, and we have hundreds of hours of operational flight experience under many circumstances and applications, ensuring a quality product for our clients.


- CinemaDNG

- HD 4K Video

- Hi-Res Photography

- Hi-Res Orthomosaic

- Aerial Inspections

- Aerial Site Views

- Digital Elevation Modeling

- 3D Modelling

- Data Processing
- Data Processing

- Web based Publishing


Kenny McLean is the pilot for all missions flown.  He has been involved in General Aviation

Kenny McLean

for over 30 years and in the computer industry for over 20 years.  He holds a Private Pilot Airman certificate, a Part 107, and is a programmer, computer systems engineer and holds a MCP, CISSP and CCE professional certifications.

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CDS has one of the best aerial video platforms on the market.  Using a platform that is 4K capable, we also support our field collection services with extra remotes and video feeds, multiple lens to choose from, and the ability to output using ProRes or standard H264 format.


Measurement of stockpile volume

By using UAV / drone based hi-res photography and / or LiDaR, we can provide a point cloud rendering of any surface.  After the data is collected, CDS Aviation can provide rendering services to satisfy the customers' needs.  Data provided by CDS is easily read by GIS and CAD software systems. 


Measurement of stockpile volume
For the PLS

Developers, agents, architects, landowners all depend on accurate surveys.  CDS Aviation has precision UAV / drone aeronautical resources to compliment your next PLS project.  We can over flight an area and return to you a solution from the simple orthomosaic, to assisting the PLS to cover large tracts accurately, to the complex 3D point cloud rendering that can then be utilized by your PLS / engineering groups GIS or CAD system and aid you in your solution 



Survey data collection by aerial systems.
Measurement of stockpile volume

CDS Aviation has a specialized drone designed specifically for close aerial work, allowing us to use high resolution photography / video to provide our engineering customers with the detail required for inspecting buildings, bridges, water towers, cell towers.  Click to see how CDS Aviation can improve your engineering workflow.


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