Aerial Thermal Imaging

Valhalla Helicopter’s Aerial Thermal Imaging Services provides an essential firefighting tool, including tactical information to help fire personnel do their job effectively, efficiently and safely.

Fire Applications

Aerial Thermal ImagingValhalla Helicopters is pleased to provide Aerial Thermography & Mapping Services for the purpose of supplying up-to-date, accurate information to fire crews and managers which are essential firefighting tools to provide cost effective fire management. This current and accurate information will provide fire personnel with the tactical information essential to complete their tasks in an efficient and timely fashion, as well as provide geographical information which can be applied to fire safety plans to help ensure a safe working environment.

Valhalla Helicopters utilizes its high resolution, infrared, thermal imaging camera to provide fire perimeter, hotspot, air attack and media information, as well as fire spotting, lightening strike management, fire mapping and general incident intelligence with an extremely fast response time to ground crews. Thermal intensity can also be resolved to classify and map the hottest sections of a forest fire.

Our Helicopters

Our Bell 206B helicopters are outfitted with a state of the art onboard computer, GPS, ArcGIS software and printer. Real-time mapping is conducted while the thermal scanning is in progress. With these tools, the information gathered is recorded and archived. A weather resistant map is then produced and provided on site to ground crews. We are also capable of uploading current data to field GPS units within a few minutes of landing. Digital maps and properly attributed shape files will be provided on a memory stick and emailed to Fire Managers when requested.

Environmental Applications

Our thermal imaging camera is capable of detecting minute temperature variations which allows Valhalla Helicopters to complete a variety of inspections from the air.

Animal Counts
Spring scanning slash piles

Trusted Skills

Using the skills and experience that our thermographers have with scanning and mapping forest fires, we are able to produce high quality maps in both weather resistant paper and digital format in a very timely and efficient manner.

Utilizing the skills and experience our personnel have with scanning and mapping forest fires, we are able to produce high quality maps in both weather resistant paper and digital format in a very timely and efficient manner.

Other Applications

With Valhalla Helicopters’ Infrared technology, many different applications are possible.

  • Electrical Power Line inspections
  • Pipeline Leak Detection
  • Search and Rescue
  • Subsurface fires; for example: in a Landfill, Chip Pile or Peat Bog

Contact Valhalla Helicopters’ Thermographer: stewart@valhallahelicopters.com