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Skywalker Air offers high resolution thermal imagery. 

DJI Enterprise 3 Thermal


Solar Panels


Search and Rescue

We are certified as a level 1 Infrared Building Surveyor, by the Professional Infrared Training Institute.

Our certification meets the training recommendations outlined by ANSI/ASNT CP-105 and CP-189 of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing for qualification and certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel.

Accreditations Include:

Level 1 Infrared Thermographer (CIT), Building Surveyor (CIBS), Moisture Surveyor (CIMS), and Energy Surveyor (CIES) Certifications

ICS and EMS Situations:

Skywalker Air can capture video of a scene within 2 minutes and process that data into a 360 degree map for LEO and EMS services, in approximately 8 additional minutes. We can also provide live streaming services to Incident Command. 

We offer both interior and exterior thermal imaging to Asheville and the surrounding areas of Western North Carolina.

What is thermal imaging?

Thermal imaging is the use of infrared technology to detect heat radiation emitted from objects. This technology is used to detect temperature changes and can be used for a variety of applications, such as identifying energy leaks in buildings, search and rescue operations, and detecting fires.

With drones, thermal imaging technology can be taken to new heights, literally. Drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras can fly over large areas, providing real-time thermal imaging of the ground below. This can be useful in a variety of industries, including:

  1. Solar energy - Thermal imaging can be used to detect hotspots in solar panels, which can indicate a malfunction or damage. This allows solar energy companies to quickly identify and repair any issues, ensuring optimal energy production.

  2. Building inspections - Thermal imaging can be used to detect energy leaks in buildings, which can result in significant energy savings for the building owner. Additionally, thermal imaging can be used to detect moisture in buildings, which can lead to the growth of mold and other harmful organisms.

  3. Firefighting - Drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras can be used to detect hotspots in wildfires, allowing firefighters to quickly identify and extinguish areas of the fire before they spread.

  4. Law enforcement - Thermal imaging can be used to detect heat signatures of people and objects, allowing law enforcement to quickly identify potential threats in real-time.


In addition to the above applications, drones equipped with thermal imaging can also be used in disaster response situations, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. Thermal imaging can be used to identify survivors, as well as detect gas leaks and other potential hazards.

Overall, the use of drones equipped with thermal imaging technology has the potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries. With the ability to fly over large areas and provide real-time thermal imaging, drones can help companies and organizations save time and money, as well as protect people and property from potential harm. As drone technology continues to advance, we can expect to see even more innovative uses for drones in the future.

Applications include:​

  • Power Line Inspections

  • Solar Panel Inspections

  • Building HVAC

  • Roof Inspections

  • Cell Tower Inspections

  • Search and Rescue

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