We leverage aerial imagery and data collection, bringing industries to new heights, literally.


Recent Projects

How we help

Aside from the end-product itself, clients quickly realize the time efficiency and cost-saving benefits of our aerial services. We also alleviate a great amount of workplace safety and liability concerns.

We work closely with Transport Canada, ensuring you peace-of-mind for whatever your project involves. We're also certified and insured, allowing us to legally offer our extensive portfolio of aerial services with drones. If you decide to look elsewhere, it's all good. Just ensure that you are protected from improper use of drones for business purposes. 



Joel Batters

Finance, Operations

Joel founded Lone Drone Solutions in May of 2016, while working full-time for a large Canadian financial institution. While he has continued to play an active role in business development, he is primarily involved with financial and operational components of LDS. His understanding of the UAV industry in Canada led to establishing a lot of internal procedures and protocol that helps set us apart from our competition.

Building a successful brand means offering top-notch products and services, made possible by listening closely to consumer demands. This is the foundation on which Joel has built Lone Drone Solutions. Projects are always executed safely and professionally, leaving clients feeling truly valued, educated and involved during every phase of work.

Email: joel@lonedronesolutions.com


Jonathan Clarke

Business Development, Technology/GIS

Jonathan oversees business development, technology and education with LDS and the continuously evolving UAV industry. Being from the U.S., he has spearheaded LDS presence in cross-border markets and is knowledgeable of UAV regulations that are required to perform work outside of Canada.

He understands operational requirements, with particular experience performing aerial surveying/mapping and infrastructural inspections. His technical strengths have helped position LDS with truly proprietary back-end technology. Jonathan has the unique and ever-sought-after balance of being a total people-person with advanced technical know-how.

Email: jonathan@lonedronesolutions.com

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Andrew O'Keefe-Markman

Sales, UAV Piloting

Andrew is a seasoned UAV Pilot with over 100 hours of flight experience. He has flown a variety of aircraft we regularly utilize, and is well-versed in logistical coordination with the appropriate governing bodies that allow our projects to come to fruition. Andrew is also one of our leaders trained in aeronautical radio, alleviating concerns associated with high-density urban and restricted airspace operations.

Andrew is responsible for sales generation throughout Northern and Eastern Ontario. He establishes meaningful relationships with customers while educating them on the benefits of incorporating drone technology into their workflow. Andrew embodies what LDS is all about; service, education and experience.

Email: andrew@lonedronesolutions.com


Daniel Molina

Sales, Post-Production, UAV Piloting

Daniel came to Lone Drone Solutions with a wealth of piloting experience. Having travelled to many parts of the world, he has perfected complex maneuvers and produces breathtaking footage. He brings many hours in post-production to LDS, regularly using programs such as Adobe Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Final Cut among others, and has played an important role in further tapping into markets where primary interests in drones are marketing/advertising focused.

Daniel spearheads sales in Southwestern Ontario as well as internationally, as he is also fluent in Portuguese. From the moment you first work with him, you’ll note his genuine care and passion for your project needs. We’re thrilled to have such a friendly, dedicated and talented UAV professional on the LDS roster.

Email: dan@lonedronesolutions.com


We utilize the most technologically advanced, professional-grade drones on the market. Each operation can be very different, so we ensure that the equipment we use is optimally suitable for your specific project. Click on a drone to learn more about it.



Every project is unique and exciting. As a result, we don't have standardized pricing for all of our service offerings. One day could see us shooting aerial photo and video for a charitable event, the next day could involve aerial mapping a multi-acre pit to collect stockpile measurement data.

We weigh variables such as project duration, complexity, equipment needed, logistical preparation, location and risk factor when coming to a dollar value. We work quickly and diligently to come to an agreement that works for everyone, because we're not happy until you're happy.


Niagara Falls Illumination

Our Niagara Falls Illumination project demonstrates how these aforementioned variables influence our quotes. This operation involved a multitude of factors that we had to carefully consider, during the planning process. Click on the icons below to see details.

Identifying these factors, communicating with governing bodies involved in the operation and relaying all information to our client helped us reach a quote they were happy with. 


Real Estate

Real Estate Incentive Program

Real estate is an industry in which we have seen uniformity with respect to our aerial services. As a result, we've developed a Real Estate Incentive Program, rewarding clients the more they work with us.

Certification & Insurance


Using drones for business purposes requires certain certifications from Transport Canada (TC), and insurance. We've taken care of these details, with TC permission to operate almost anywhere, and insurance policies significantly higher than industry minimums. To find out more, click here.