AerdiA was created out of love for technology and the desire to help other industries by providing cost-effective services to enhance operations and marketing. At AerdiA we match our clients’ needs with the most current technologies available. One client may require high-quality aerial photography and ground footage, while another a three-dimensional tour of their new and exciting project.
Each day we explore new and innovative advances in our industry that in turn promote our clients’ operations. The continued advancements in our industry help our clients save money and expose their markets to a new vision and perspective not previously available.
President, Lead Pilot in Charge
Early in my career, I spent ten years in cellular. I then decided to become an entrepreneur in the decorated apparel and signage industries for five years. I spent 12 years in the Air Force Reserves, with ten of those years spent on active duty. My military specialty was logistics for movement of military assets and personnel. While on active duty, I deployed 11 times.
Prior to joining AerdiA, I spent most of my career as a corporate lawyer for the H. J. Heinz Company, most recently as Vice President and General Counsel of Heinz North America. Prior to Heinz, I practiced tax law in a private law firm, Jones Day. Besides AerdiA, I also own and operate a financing company. I serve as a Board member of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Pennsylvania where I am also Secretary of the Board of Directors.
$5 million – UAV Liability Insurance $2 million – Umbrella Coverage
$2 million – Professional Liability Coverage $2 million – General Liability Coverage
$1 million – Automobile Coverage $1 million – Workers Compensation Coverage
Our largest aircraft in the fleet, the DJI M600 Pro is referred to as a Hexacopter. The aircraft will fly for up to 28 minutes based on its six battery configuration. This setup is equipped with a modular system that we are able to swap out camera payloads.
Option 1: Dual camera setup; One RGB (Photo/Video) Camera and a FLiR Radiometric Thermal Camera
Option 2: Cinematography Grade Camera; Weighing up to 15 Pounds such as the Red Dragon
Our second aircraft is the DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter. The Inspire 2 system is set up with a dual battery system that permits flights up to 30 minutes. This system is also equipped with a heating system for operations in cold weather. This drone is capable of carrying two different camera payloads.
Option 1: 20-megapixel Photo, 4K Video, Fixed Lens
Option 2: 20-megapixel Photo, 5.2K Raw, 4K Video, Variable Lenses from 12mm to 45mm
The third aircraft in our fleet is the Walkera Voyager 4 Quadcopter. This apparatus is set up with a single camera capable of shooting 4K video, 16-megapixel photo. What sets this aircraft apart from the others in our fleet, the camera is equipped with an 18x optical zoom. This helps with projects that require operations well away from the object or zooming in on the underside of bridges and structures.
The fourth Quadcopter in our fleet is our DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. The Mavic is one of our most versatile tool we have. We can travel with all required items, and it will fit in the overhead bin on a plane. This quad is equipped with a 12-megapixel for the photo side and 4K resolution for video. Hands down one of the best options for getting quick, in and out footage.
Don’t let the size fool you, this mini Quadcopter called the Spark is rather handy when needed. We primarily use this while on location during our due diligence visit determining what the client is looking for and not easily seen on foot. We also use this drone to look for hazards from the air. We are able to pull out this aircraft and be in the air within 60-seconds.
We value the trust our clients put into us to accomplish their projects as stated. Below are some of our most recent relationships.