Full service provider for advanced aerial services

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GT Advanced Aerial Services, founded in 2011 by Grant Hilti, an avid photographer and drone pilot, at the forefront of the drone industry boom. We have grown alongside the latest advancements in Drone Technology, which has given us valuable knowledge and experience through all levels of the industry. Based currently in Denver, CO, we are an international team of professionals and enthusiasts, servicing US and International companies and individuals.

GT Advanced Aerial Services utilizes the most cutting edge Drone and Thermal imaging technology to provide our clients with the highest quality data. We are 100% compliant with the most recent regulations, including Part 107. We have obtained operator permits in various international locations (Singapore, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein) and can quickly obtain the proper permits for your location quickly and easily. Our pilot is an experienced pilot with both licensing for UAVs and Helicopters, TOP AUVSI Level II Drone Operator Certification, as well as holding a Level III Master sUAS Thermographer Certification (Highest Level of Certification).

Currently our fleet operates 3 levels of drones for different purposes. We have a small and portable DJI Mavic Pro for basic imaging and mapping ability, a medium sized DJI Inspire 2 for professional media grade imaging capabilities, and finally our main workhorse, the DJI Matrice 210 RTK which is equipped with the Zenmuse Z30 inspection camera system and the FLIR Zenmuse XT2 thermal camera system, providing dual camera support for nearly any industry application. Between the capabilities of these 3 drones, we are able to service the majority of clients with the latest and most reliable technology on the market today.

Why Us?


& Construction
Commercial & Residential
Real Estate
Solar & Wind
Oil & Gas
Advertising & Marketing
GIS Mapping Services


Most people do not understand the science behind thermal imaging (Thermodynamics & Thermography), and the importance of having certified thermographers to interpret the data captured by thermal imaging devices. There is so much more to aerial thermal imaging besides slapping a thermal (IR – Infrared) camera to a drone and taking the images. To capture accurate, reliable, and quantifiable data, requires certified personnel to setup, operate, and analyze the information surrounding the thermal imaging equipment. Many thermal imaging operators today either do not have or have the minimum required technical knowledge to perform these inspections correctly. This is where GT Advanced Aerial Services goes above and beyond our competitors. Our drone operator is currently certified to the highest possible level (Level III Master Thermographer), in order to give our clients the reassurance that the data they receive is of the highest caliber.

Our Services

Topographic Survey

Aerial photogrammetry modeling for ground mounted solar asset construction projects. Provides project engineering & design teams with digital models and reports of site assessment data in order to efficiently manage project development from pre-construction phases to construction of the solar PV system.

Rooftop Modeling

Our Drone enabled Rooftop Solar PV Planning Surveys and Modeling service enables design & engineering teams to properly and accurately plan, design, and build new rooftop solar installations. Safer, faster, and less expensive than traditional modeling methods, this service provides teams with the various AutoCAD and 3D Mesh files needed throughout the preconstruction phase.

Shading Inspection & Analysis

Our Shading Inspection & Analytics service quickly empowers Solar Asset Managers with comprehensive data and reports identifying current and potential areas of power loss due to vegetation and various obstructions. Build data-driven models and plans to maintain and increase your solar assets efficiency and power production with our in-depth analytics and breakdown of problematic shading and forecasted areas of concern.

Advanced Solar Asset Inspections

Autonomous aerial inspection service utilizing the latest in high definition visual and thermal imaging, drone technology and AI enhanced software to inspect, analyze, and model commercial solar assets. 99% accurate, 97% more efficient, and 80% faster than traditional manual inspection methods*. Get valuable insights, accurate data, and comprehensive reports about currently operating assets across your entire portfolio and benchmark your performance against a 15GW+ data set.


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