Services (see dropdown menu)

Get the visual details you need, from up to 400 feet above.

Aerial Whidbey offers many options

  • See what the drone’s camera is seeing while in flight (a monitor/screen in your own hands).

  • Ask the drone operator to zoom in on specific areas of concern.

  • Have a record of a portion of a property, all of a property, or adjacent properties (as permitted).

  • Include visual date- and time- stamping for personal records, insurance, or to supplement public records.

Bluff inspection, planning and mitigation

  • Want to know what is happening on the bluff below, above or near your home?

  • Now you can get that information in stunning detail from bluff-top to beach-level.

  • See the visual evidence of geological layers, absence of bluff-stabilizing vegetation, any recent slumps or slides, and the proximity to nearby homes, stairs, other structures and adjacent properties.

  • Get natural-light and near-infrared media to support:

    • bluff stabilization planning

    • real estate decisions

    • recovery from a landslide

    • submittals for compensation

    • documentation of a history of change

Property planning, development and progress reporting

  • Use aerial media to document a development, remodeling or repair project from concept to realization.

  • Aerial Whidbey can capture the same sequence of scenes from time to time, making it easier to communicate about plans, permits and ongoing construction of roads, buildings, beach access structures, landscaping and other aspects of a project.

  • Aerial media supports planning and monitoring of terraforming, landscaping, and road or building construction projects.

    • Real estate property analysis and planning

    • Physical site preparation (terraforming, landscaping)

    • Road, home, outbuilding, stairs and other construction

  • Refer to the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) regulations and procedures beginning January 2016 that apply to Island County shorelines, wetlands, water bodies and floodplain areas.

 

Environmental health and change studies

  • Aerial Whidbey offers aerial media to support public agencies, nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of Island County, Puget Sound and beyond.

    • Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas

    • Nereocystis luetkeana (bull kelp) areas

    • Diked watershed habitats

    • Floodplain areas

  • Additional information can be found through:

    • Washington State Department of Ecology

    • Northwest Straits Commission

    • Northwest Straits Foundation

    • Marine Resources Committees

    • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Priority Habitats

    • Periodic Status Review for the Bald Eagle (October 2016)
       

Promote a business or organization

  • Go beyond typical ground-based photographs and videos. Add video scenes and snapshots from the air to attract and retain customers.

  • Expand your organization's outreach to encourage occasional participants and engage long-term volunteers. ​​
     

Whidbey and Camano Island tourism

  • Attract more visitors by ferry, bridge or boat with enticing aerial views of lodging, beaches, hiking trails, cycling routes, events, wineries, distilleries, farms, ports, other business locations, and more. 

  • Supplement your ground-based videos and images with views from above! ​​
     

Real estate evaluation and marketing

  • A brief video from the air provides superb visual context while revealing homes, view corridors, beaches, forested areas, access roads and other features of real estate property. Supplement your standard ground-based photographs.

  • Aerial Whidbey offers a variety of aerial media to support:

    • evaluation of potential market value,

    • identification of property development alternatives, and

    • generation of marketing materials.

  • Highlight the views, view corridors, homes, outbuildings, access roads, natural environment and other property features.

  • Get near-infrared images of areas of potential concern to buyers (areas subject to flooding; areas with no stabilizing vegetation).

  • See what the drone’s camera is seeing while in flight. Ask the drone operator to zoom in on specific areas of concern.
     

The Shoreline Master Program of Island County

  • Aerial Whidbey offers aerial media as visual records to support efforts to protect, restore and enhance Fish and Wildlife Conservation Areas of Island County, as well as other goals of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) regulations and procedures initiated in January 2016. 

  • Record the current condition of structures (dikes, shoreline armoring, docks, beach stairs) as seen from different viewpoints in the air.

  • Record changes caused by property development, beach restoration or other human activity.

    • Terraforming

    • Bulkheads, jetties, other armoring

    • Docks, piers

    • Bluff stairs

    • Landscaping

  • Monitor seasonal or annual environmental change, and change that resulted from a natural event.

    • Storm damage

    • Drift cells

    • Beach movement

    • Bluffs, feeder bluffs

  • Visual records can support efforts to obtain and maintain an Island County shoreline permit, or a statement of permit exemption.

    • Property condition prior to a construction or landscaping project

    • Progress reporting during a project

    • Records at project completion

  • Additional information can be found through:

    • Island County Shoreline Planning

    • Washington State Department of Ecology overview of Shoreline Master Programs

    • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Priority Habitats

    • Periodic Status Review for the Bald Eagle (October 2016)