We leverage aerial imagery and data gathered by drone technology, bringing industries to new heights. Literally.


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 licensed 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 the 'other guys' are operating legitimately, as many drone operators are not. 


Leadership Team

Joel Batters
Founder, Partner

Joel wears many hats and oversees all of the day-to-day operations surrounding LDS. Having a background in marketing and entrepreneurship, he understands that building a successful brand means offering top-notch products/services and listening closely to customer demands. This is the foundation for which he has built Lone Drone Solutions upon. 

Joel works tirelessly to ensure clients are happy and he loves meeting new people, whether it involves work or not. He's a go-getter who coordinates project logistics but also executes the actual operation. Joel ensures projects are executed professionally, leaving clients feeling truly valued and informed during every phase of the job.

Jonathan Clarke

Jonathan made an immediate impact with LDS. Having unparalleled people-skills, he truly has the 'gift of the gab'. He makes everyone he engages with feel valued and shows that he genuinely cares about what they're discussing. Jonathan has very unique skillset pairings, as he comes from a strong sales and technical background stemming from other successful entrepreneurial ventures.

Jonathan spearheads the sales component of LDS, but like Joel, he immerses himself in other responsibilities as well. He's a seasoned drone operator and as a former realtor in New York City, has provided added-value in significantly growing this segment of the business.


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.



In our opinion, each project is unique and exciting. As a result, we don't have a cookie-cutter pricing structure for every operation. 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, 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.