These are the 26 aircraft we use for training and coastal census missions. For each aircraft, I list:
Aircraft, type, usable flight time, sensor, use, number in fleet
Press the hyperlink on the drone names for detailed specifications from the manufacturers.
TRAINING DRONES (FLIGHT TRAINING AND REAL ESTATE)
Hubsan X4 (above left) , rotary, visible, 5 minutes, trainer, 8
Mavic Pro (above right), rotary, visible, 30 minutes, aerial photography, 4
SHORELINE ASSESSMENT DRONES (MARSHES, FORESTS):
eBeeSQ (above left), fixed wing, multispectral , 55 minutes, wetlands delineation, 1
Phantom 3 (above right) , rotary, visible, 12 minutes, small-scale (le 50 ac) site mapping, 10
SHORELINE SURVEY-GRADE DRONES (PRECISE YEAR-TO-YEAR CLIMATE CHANGE, SEA LEVEL RISE, OCEAN ACIDIFICATION):
NEARSHORE, ESTUARINE, WATERSHED CENSUS:
Aromapper Talon (above) Amphibious, fixed wing, visible, 120 minutes, kelp, seagrass and oyster beds, 1
Note: Two of these are ordered or being built for us, and will enter the fleet in mid 2018.