about us

We bring ideas to life by combining years of experience with creativity.


Transport Canada certified with reviewers licenses.


We have over 50 years of collective experience in scientific research.

Customer Focused

Providing high quality aerial solutions is our priority.

We love science, research, challenging missions, drones, and data. We are certified pilots and offer core expertise in the environmental domains and we work with academia, government and industry. We are certified, collect high quality aerial imagery and process and analyze the geospatial data. We are based in Canada and the Netherlands and operate globally.

Eelke Folmer, Ph.D
Chief Technical Officer (CtO)
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Eelke is a broadly trained ecologist interested in the natural environment and the processes underlying the distribution, diversity and dynamics of landscapes, ecosystems and organisms. He combines technology and conventional field methods with statistical, computational, and eco-informatic approaches. Eelke loves science and data which he uses to support conservation.

Thor Veen, Ph.D
Chief Science Officer (CSO)
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Understanding our natural world is a complex task and throughout his academic career Thor has applied a wide range of different techniques to answer questions related to biodiversity. Recently his focus shifted to using remote sensing techniques combined with emerging statistical techniques to further the analyses of big aerial data sets to monitor biodiversity. At Sky Pilot Thor focusses on academic development and dreams of writing algorithms to automatically detect birds in UAV footage.

Dustin Wales
Chief Operations Officer (COO) & Business Development
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Having over four years of experience as operations management, Dustin Wales has worked on projects across a variety of terrain and scope. Ranging from Arctic marine mammals to high mountain slopes. With both advanced and reviewers UAV certificates from Transport Canada, Dustin is prepared for any mission type. Emphasizing in his work that safety and quality are the two most important aspects of his job.

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