Dronedesk case study
How Drone Evolution are growing their business with Dronedesk
100 drone flights a month.
That's a lot of flights. But that's just an average month for Drone Evolution. And when you're putting drones into the air that many times, you need slick, easy-to-repeat processes that keep your pilots flying and keep your flight data organised.
Which is exactly what Drone Evolution found in Dronedesk.
What is Drone Evolution?
Drone Evolution was founded in 2018 to provide drone services to businesses across the UK. Drone Evolution's pilots conduct inspection flights for key infrastructure such as telecommunication masts, roof inspections, topographical surveys, coal tips and more.
A central planning team organises each flight and assigns it to a pilot, as well as securing any necessary permissions. The pilots plan their individual flights, and then send the data back to the central office. It's a system that works well for Drone Evolution, leaving the pilot with as little admin as possible so they can concentrate on flying.
Unfortunately, that wasn't the situation in 2019. Toby and the rest of the team were using a platform that didn't quite meet their needs. Organising and planning the flights was cumbersome and slow, and there was a risk that the team would start drowning in paperwork.
Toby needed a drone flight planning platform that could help him and his team handle the sheer volume of flights they wanted to fly. Which is where Dronedesk came in.
Making planning easier
Toby had two key concerns he needed Dronedesk to address: straightforward data management for the central office, and easy flight planning for the pilots.
Because arranging an average of 100 flights a month means assigning each of those flights to a pilot, seeking permissions, and monitoring the activity. If Toby had to do all of that with spreadsheets and paper, he wouldn't be doing anything else. So he was pretty pleased that Dronedesk puts all of those tools in one place, and makes them easy to use.
Toby also doesn't have to worry about storing all the flight data for auditing purposes. Dronedesk is keeping all the logs in one place, so he and his team can see it all for any flight, any time. And should the auditors come knocking, Toby has all the information they'd need at his fingertips.
Out in the field, Toby's biggest concern is that his pilots can get on with their jobs instead of spending time on flight planning. He wants them to be able to turn up, fly the drone, and then move on to the next site. So he was pleased to see how easy flight planning is with Dronedesk.
Toby's had first-hand experience of how easy it is to conduct a flight with Dronedesk. In December 2022, Drone Evolution found themselves with an amazing 200+ flights to conduct. It was all hands on deck, and Toby even found himself out in the field, where Dronedesk helped him keep his drone in the air.
Saving time and money
Toby has been able to help grow Drone Evolution without worrying about the arduous admin of drone flight planning holding him back. And not only is Dronedesk helping him take on more work, but it's also saving him money.
And, as ever, we're always pleased to say that Toby has been delighted with the level of service that he receives. Because it was important to us that we didn't just build an all-in-one drone flight planning tool: we wanted to offer the best service in the market too.
If flight planning is holding you back from taking on more flights and growing your business, try Dronedesk. We offer a free trial to all new users, so you can see for yourself just how much time you can save today.
All quotes are from Toby Townrow - Business Development Director at Drone Evolution