Melbourne, Florida’s Planet Inhouse Inc. recently won approval for Section 333 Exemption status and a comprehensive FAA Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flights.
A COA is issued by the FAA to a public operator for a specific UA activity. The go-ahead allows Planet Inhouse’s certified pilot team to oversee UAS/drone operation, expanding opportunities for its clients on Florida’s Space Coast who require state-of-the-art inspections — from commercial construction and roofing to thermal scan technology applications.
“It couldn’t happen at a better time,” Thomas Camp Jr., VP of Tech Systems, a commercial roofer serving the Southeast for more than 30 years that works closely with Planet Inhouse. “We are early leaders in bringing this technology to our customers. They benefit from advanced roof leak detection and quicker turnarounds on evaluations. We’re also exploring the use of in air thermal scans on climate-controlled structures.”
Using high-tech cameras, Planet Inhouse is currently developing impact and environmental studies, as well as precision agriculture and sod inspection services to add to its capabilities.
“The services offered by Planet Inhouse allow architects and engineers to see the proposed designs incorporated into views never before possible, all before ever breaking ground,” Todd Reed of BRPH, an international architecture and engineering firm headquartered in Melbourne, said.
Planet Inhouse offers imaging for construction evaluations and inspections, civil infrastructure and development, commercial marketing and entertainment, search and rescue and public safety services.