Company Profile

About ASI

Aerial Services, Inc. (ASI) is a veteran owned small business.  Our integrated team of professionals provides premier Aerial Acquisition, Digital Ortho, Vector Mapping, Terrain & LiDAR services to government, utilities, engineers and other geospatial clients.  Based in the Iowa heartland for over half a century, Aerial Services’ resilient work ethic, cutting-edge technology, and experienced staff combine to harness the power of geographic information and provide the solutions you need.

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission

Deliver customized geospatial solutions with speed, accuracy, innovation and a Midwest service ethic to public and private sectors.

Vision

Aerial Services, Inc. delivers customized geospatial solutions with speed, accuracy, innovation and a resilient service ethic to public and private sectors.

Values

  • Customer focus
  • Commitment to quality & Accuracy
  • Accountability
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Integrity, Honesty, Trust & Teamwork

Principals

Accuracy Means Value

Your geospatial data is only as valuable as its accuracy. Aerial Services concentrates on providing services valued by you. They provide you with the most accurate information possible. There are many providers of aerial imagery, mapping, and GIS solutions, but why would you trust your project to just any provider? Accuracy means value and value means Aerial Services.

Established Provider That Delivers

Aerial Services, Inc. is an established provider of customized geospatial solutions. With an integrated team of professional technicians, Aerial Services will exceed your expectations while delivering on promises. Their experience with and mastery of emerging technology ensures your project is accurate, on-time, and within budget. Learn more about their history.

Start To Finish They Make Your Life Easier

Aerial Services takes your mapping project from initial concept to final application. They’ll start by working with you to determine your specific needs. Then, depending on your requirements, they’ll deploy flight crews to acquire aerial photography, execute post-process of imagery, develop scalable maps, output data for you and your colleagues to access, or create unique software to solve a problem. No matter what your project requires they will make it a success from start to finish.

Resilient Work Ethic Means Success

Located in the charming Midwestern town of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Aerial Services has become a trusted provider of geospatial solutions. This allows them to provide all of the services of the large geospatial providers with the attention to detail and personal service of smaller operations. Their nearly half a century of experience backs up this claim with repeat customers from utility giants, engineering firms, all levels of government, and many other sectors.

Current Technology Solving Your Problems

Technology is always evolving in the geospatial industry and so is Aerial Services. They embrace useful technology to increase the efficiency of your project. Plus, it allows them to provide value added options and develop custom software suites derived from technological advances. This foresight into what is next makes your investment more useful and ensures your organization is prepared for the future. Find out about their technology.

Certified & Licensed Employees Working On Your Project

Aerial Services’ hard-working staff of professional photogrammetrists, surveyors, computer professionals, GIS specialists, aerial photographers, and pilots are among the best at developing geospatial services. Many employees have been with the company for decades and hold degrees, licenses, and certifications in their areas of specialty. This commitment to excellence is shown with Certified Photogrammetrists (CP) and Licensed Surveyors on staff.

Help You Need – When You Need It

Aerial Services works with you to ensure your mapping objectives are achieved. They’ll ask the right questions to develop a plan of action that meets your needs. Then they will deliver on those promises. They know you’ll have questions, so they are always accessible to answer all of your inquiries. If changes in plans arise, they’ll make it right by working with you to create an acceptable solution.

Coverage

Centrally Located

Aerial Services’ central location in North America allow them to deploy aircraft for acquisition to two-thirds of the United States within three hours of takeoff. Further, work can be accomplished in Canada and Mexico in reasonable time-frames.

Quick Deployment

A natural disaster hits, your client wants their project complete next week, the imagery funding only becomes available a week before you want to fly, or you want to review imagery right after acquisition. Can you get your aerial imagery acquired or viewed quickly?

Flexible Aircraft

Aerial Services has flexibility to acquire data within tight timeframes, beyond that of other methods (like satellite). While there are limits on any technique, how quickly imagery can be acquired by aircraft is typically only a function of how fast the aircraft can get there and the atmospheric conditions upon arrival.

Cedar Valley Aviation – Learn to Fly

Learn To Fly

Cedar Valley Aviation also arranges pilot training and plane rental. Pilots in training receive instruction from freelance instructors in accordance with FAA rules and regulations. In-flight training time is maximized because the smaller facility at Waverly limits taxi times and gets students in the air. Plus, training and rental fees are reasonable with introductory flights starting at only $59.95.

Cedar Valley Aviation (CVA)

As Aerial Services’ subsidiary, Cedar Valley Aviation (CVA) maintains the aircraft with a team of skilled mechanics, oversees airport operations, and provides services to general aviation and the community. When Aerial Services aircraft are on the ground they reside at the Waverly Municipal Airport under the supervision of Cedar Valley Aviation’s fixed based operation (FBO).

Contact Cedar Valley Aviation

Learn more about Cedar Valley Aviation’s services, programs, and events by contacting 319-352-4703.

RESOURCE ESTIMATED COST
Aircraft Rental (PA-28-151) $85/hr
Instructor Fee $25/hr
Study Materials $200
Written Exam (Hawkeye Community College) $150
Practical Test $250
Estimated Average Cost for Private Pilot $5,000

Our Team

Our History

Technical Library

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Title Author Description Date File Type
Leica ALS70 HP Product Specifications Leica Geosystems Leica provided brochure including information regarding the features of the ALS70 sensor. 2014 PDF
Leica RCD30 Calibration Report Leica Geosystems Official calibration report for Aerial Services’ Leica RCD30. 2/25/2015 PDF
Leica ADS80-SH82 #1300 Calibration Report Leica Geosystems Official calibration report for Aerial Services’ Leica ADS80 #1300. 1/30/09 PDF
Leica ADS80-SH82 #1301 Calibration Report Leica Geosystems Official calibration report for Aerial Services’ Leica ADS80 #1301. 9/28/08 PDF
Leica ADS80 Brochure Leica Geosystems Leica provided brochure including information regarding the features of the ADS80 sensor. 2009 PDF
Leica ADS80 Datasheet Leica Geosystems Leica provided datasheet including detailed specifications of the ADS80 sensor. 2009 PDF
Leica Wild RC30 #5365 Calibration Report USGS Official calibration report for Aerial Services’ Wild RC30 #5365. 1/9/14 PDF
Jena LMK 1015 #269158D Calibration Report USGS Official calibration report for Aerial Services’ Jena LMK 1015 #269158D. 3/9/12 PDF
RIEGL VQ-480 Airborne LiDAR Scanner Brochure & Datasheet RIEGL RIEGL provided brochure & datasheet including detailed specifications of the VQ-480 sensor. 2011 PDF
Trimble Digital Sensor System (DSS) 439 – Visual Spectrum Trimble/Applanix Trimble/Applanix provided visual spectrum calibration report for Aerial Services’ DSS-439. 2012 PDF
Trimble Digital Sensor System (DSS) 439 – Color-infrared Spectrum Trimble/Applanix Trimble/Applanix provided color-infrared spectrum calibration report for Aerial Services’ DSS-439. 2012 PDF
DSS-439 Brochure Trimble/Applanix Trimble/Applanix provided brochure including information regarding the features of the DSS-439. 2012 PDF
DSS-439 Datasheet Trimble/Applanix Trimble/Applanix provided datasheet including detailed specifications of the DSS-439. 2012 PDF