Advanced Aerials was founded in 1994 with the intent to provide low altitude remote aerial photography services. During that time, we became one of the first companies in Virginia to operate in and around airports; most notably Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).  This established our relationship with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority that carried over into the documentation of construction, expansion and rehabilitation of airports throughout Virginia. 

In 2002, Advanced Aerials started in a new direction with the primary focus on designing short range, short duration VTOL UAVs for mapping, situational awareness and remotely delivering payloads to an intended area of interest.  

With regard to unmanned systems, it is our philosophy that the mission dictates the payload and the payload dictates the unmanned system configuration. With this mindset, Advanced Aerials is focusing its expertise to help support the end users through open-source collaboration. From farmers to first responders, this process of innovation will develop the best configurable unmanned system available. 


Rapidly prototype and test Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS), as well as, payloads, and  electro-

  mechanical control systems employed on UVSs used for mapping and situational awareness

• Operate and test UVS

• Develop UVS test and mission planning along with operational concept planning and development

• Create 3D conceptual animations and models