Infrared Thermography

Infrared Thermal Imaging.

Solar • Electrical • Structures • Pipelines • Equipment

Infrared is electromagnetic radiation emitted by all objects in the form of light waves which are invisible to the human eye but can be easily detected by special cameras (thermal imaging).

Infrared Thermography is the process of using a thermal imager (IR camera) to detect infrared radiation (heat) that is emitted by an object. This requires special training in order to become proficient and should include certification as a thermographer.

IR Thermography can be used to detect and predict faults/failures in Electrical, Mechanical, and Fluid systems. It can also be used in Building applications, Firefighting, and Search & Rescue operations. Aerial Infrared Thermography can offer substantial cost savings and improved safety for Construction, Oil and Gas, Utilities, Solar, and Insurance.


Note:  Apex Aerial Imaging staff hold professional certification by FLIR in sUAS Thermography. We’re also FAA approved for night operations.

[Typical Clients - Inspectors, Property Managers/Owners, Engineers, Consultants, First Responders]  

Inspection Support

Aerial Photo - Inspection Support - Roof, Solar, Electrical, Pipelines, Environmental

Inspection Imaging Services

Our high-resolution cameras and maneuverability can easily access difficult or dangerous areas. Drones decrease inspection costs dramatically by reducing time, materials, equipment, and safety risks to employees/contractors. Inspection Photography, Inspection Video. 

  • Building Structures
  • Site/Road Construction
  • Roofs & Curtain Walls
  • Solar Panels & Farms
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Cell Towers
  • Wind Turbines
  • Oilfield/Industrial Equipment
  • Pipelines
  • Environmental Spills
  • more

Note:  Apex Aerial Imaging LLC does not perform federal or state licensed inspections. Our services are for support purposes only.

[Typical Clients - Inspectors, Property Managers, Engineers, Consultants, Maintenance Managers] 

Aerial Video & Photography

Aerial Photo. Commercial office building.

Standard Imaging Services

We can deliver 4K video and HD photos to meet your inspection, construction, or marketing needs.


  • Construction Progress Monitoring 
  • Safety Auditing
  • Roof Inspection 
  • Real Estate (Residential, Commercial)
  • 360-Panoramic Photos
  • more

Note:  We will provide either raw footage or standard image delivery, whichever  you choose. Professional photo/video editing services are also available (additional fee required). All work is delivered via online host site in digital format only (no physical hard-copy).

 [Typical Clients - Real Estate Developers/Brokers, Organizers, Marketing Consultants] 

Site Modeling

Aerial Mapping - Orthomosaic, 3D Model, DSM, DTM.

Orthomosaic & 3-D Models

The target area is first defined and flown, typically in a grid pattern. Photos are captured at equal intervals during the flight mission. All images are then uploaded to a service provider (via subscription) for post-processing. Next, the output type is chosen and the final product exported as one of the following:

  • Orthomosaic - Georeferenced, orthorectified maps.
  • 3-D Model - Detailed, accurate 3-D models and point clouds.
  • Terrain Model - Accurate topographic modeling, with DSMs.
  • NDVI Analysis - Simple crop health visualisations with 5 algorithms.

Data can be exported to multiple raster or vector file formats for use in popular programs such as AutoCAD, Autodesk Suite and ArcGIS. Client can view/analyze, measure (length, area, volume), and even annotate features within the map. An 'Annotations Report' (PDF file) is often available as well.

We can typically fly a 50 acre site in 30 minutes or less. Once the data has been uploaded, processing generally takes anywhere from 2 to 12 hours, depending upon the number of images involved. Some additional post-process work may be necessary.

* DISCLAIMER: All mapping products described here are for general purposes only and may NOT be used for design. While the accuracy can be greatly improved with Ground Control Points (GCP), this information is for "visual" purposes ONLY.  For "official" maps and other types of survey work you will need to contact a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) licensed by the State of California.

[Typical Clients - Construction Estimators, Project Managers, Engineers, Architects]

Flight Restrictions and Limitations

Due to FAA requirements, there may be situations where we simply cannot provide services to our customers. This usually occurs when a location is in close proximity to an airport, near critical infrastructure, or a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) exists. Most other areas fall under Class G airspace with only basic restrictions (see list below). We will continue our best efforts to provide services to our customers within the authorized FAA parameters. We sincerely appreciate your understanding for our need and desire to always operate safely.

FAA Restrictions:

  • Must keep the aircraft in visual line of sight (VLOS)
  • Must fly under 400 feet (AGL)
  • Must fly during daylight hours (without waiver)
  • Must fly at or below 100 mph
  • Must yield right-of-way to all manned aircraft
  • Must NOT fly over people or traffic
  • Must NOT fly from a moving vehicle

Weather conditions are sometimes a factor and may prohibit us from legally operating or may affect our equipment during flight. We do have a few counter-measures to address such equipment issues, however, manufacturer recommendations may take precedence. In those cases, the flight operation would be rescheduled for another day/time. Again, it's about safety.