Point Dume, Malibu: Donating our services

Sky Ladder Drones had a good… no, a great day today! We had operations with our newest team members in Northern California mapping 300 acres, a second pilot mapping 600 acres in Irvine, and what I’m most proud of — donating our services to a Malibu community.

We are donating our drone mapping services to a community in Malibu. A friend of mine lost her Point Dume home in the Wolseley Fire and are providing a current map of the whole community including the homes that burned. Thank goodness, the majority of her community which was saved by some heroic residents.


2/5/19 – UPDATE:  Santa Monica College Extension published an article in their Spring 2019 Class Catalog about this project and how two extern students (Adrian and JJ) participated in this operation.



Spring 2019 – Santa Monica College Class Catalog (see page 5)


Article on Santa Monica College Externship Students  (see page 5)


After the rains

After being rained out on Monday… this was my office yesterday at a site in Santa Clarita, CA. Largest mapping mission we’ve done to date!!! And it was a beautiful sunset also! #dronemapping #skyladderdrones

[I know I’ve been posting a lot of team and personal pictures recently… I hope to be able to share some “results” links later this week.]

What a difference a year makes

What a difference a year makes… check out the Monterey Park Market Place where I’ve been documenting the construction progress monthly for the last year. Home Depot, Costco, Chick-fil-A, and In-n-Out are now open for business. This location was a landfill (and an EPA superfund site)… and now a really busy shopping center. Checkout these 360 spherical panoramas from December 2017 and December 2018. It was a beautiful day yesterday… clear view of downtown and snow on Mount Baldy. #iloveLA #skyladderdrones

December 2018

December 2017

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

I had a great day today with a terrific team of professionals. We got authorization and safely flew in San Diego Class B “zero grid” and at a hospital with an active heliport. It was a lot of coordination that will hopefully payoff for our client. Pilots were positioned at the top of the tower with a ground crew handling batteries and memory cards 200feet below. skyladderdrones