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Aerial Survey


Our Survey Solutions

Ravenair provides aircraft for aerial survey, reconnaissance, air-to-surface photography, air-to-air photography, aerodrome lighting evaluation and many other types of survey operations requiring an airborne platform. Ravenair do not own any camera systems or sensors. We specialise in providing turnkey solutions for an aerial platform, we operate some systems on behalf of our clients or carry their staff as Task Specialists.

Our Survey Fleet

The work horses of the aerial survey fleet are eleven P68B/Observer aircraft and three Piper Aztec aircraft. All eleven P68 and three Aztec aircraft are modified with camera ports to allow cameras, sensors and monitoring equipment to be fitted. The P68 aircraft also have various bubble window arrangements for visual observer missions. One P68 is an Observer variant which has a fully glazed nose section which gives an excellent viewing experience.


Our Survey Experience

Ravenair currently provides services to major energy, oil, petrochemical companies, Global IT organisations, government departments, wildlife and conservation organisations. Other customers include airport authorities, rail infrastructure organisations, television and news production, newspapers and specialist digital image data collection companies. Current operations include pipeline and powerline inspection and survey, environmental survey data collection (birds and other wildlife), tracking of tagged birds, air-to-surface and air-to-air photography, aerodrome lighting inspection,radar testing, global mapping, LiDAR and other types of capture with specialist, bespoke sensors.

We Specialise in Surveys

The company holds many CAA exemptions, permissions and approvals to allow deviations to standard flying practices such as passage through restricted areas, congested terminal areas, height restrictions and flight through off-shore wind farms.


Our Air Operator Certificate also allows the legal carriage of passengers to observe equipment in use.

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