Drone Pilot Gigs: Loveland Innovations

There are a lot of options and specialties for drone pilots to pursue, and for the most part the platforms and networks I’ve written about support drone pilots for hire across the most common industry applications. Commercial and residential real estate seem to get the most activity on these platforms, but 2D/3D orthomosaic mapping, solar farm inspections, agriculture, construction, and wedding/event needs are in demand. Roof and home inspections is in demand as well and being able to deploy a local drone pilot to handle the job is a more efficient, cost-effective, and safe means of gathering data needed for a proper insurance claim adjuster to process.

One such business that I’ve completed training and onboarding to supply these services for is Loveland Innovations. Their IMGING product offering enables drone pilots across the country to deploy missions at client homes and businesses to capture detailed roof and exterior photos that enable their clients to get insurance claims processed quickly and affordably.

Clients can simply connect with a drone pilot in the IMGING network, like myself, or visit the IMGING website to start the process. Clients will provide a property address or location information, the certified drone pilot will be scheduled to visit the property as quickly as available, and once the data gathering mission is completed, the client will receive their deliverables including images, AI-powered damage detection, and/or damage report, depending on the package purchased. Packages for these inspections start at $279.

Having done a couple of these missions so far, they are quick and really do not require much from the homeowner or client, as far as being on property at the time of the inspection. Most of the work is completed without the pilot even stepping foot on the property. Drone pilots carry liability insurance for the drone and general liability for any incidents that may occur on property. One property I completed an inspection took less than an hour for a 3 story home with multiple roof facets at each level and was perched on the side of a steep mountain hillside.

The outputs of these inspections include the highest quality images, measurements, architectural-grade 3D models, and IMGING’s AI damage detection. You receive everything needed to process a claim from anywhere you are.

If you’re in Western North Carolina or surrounding areas, contact me to find out more information and discuss these inspection services. You can also find some example roof inspection photos here. I’ve posted to see the level of detail and coverage your inspection will get. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. Likewise, you can learn more about IMGING and contact Loveland Innovations through their website and contact form at the bottom of the page.

Published by Chris Tranchina

Aerial Photographer/Videographer, FAA Part 107 Certified Drone Pilot, and Digital Media Professional. My primary focus is capturing landscapes, waterfalls, and points of interest in nature. Its an exciting transition from photographing stills of some amazing sites to capturing their dynamic movement and context in the world.

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