We leverage aerial imagery and data collection, 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 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. 


Leadership Team


Joel Batters



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 flight operations, he is primarily involved with financial and business development components of LDS. 

Building a successful brand means offering top-notch products/services and listening closely to customer 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 and informed during every phase of work.


Jonathan Clarke

Jonathan oversees operational details for all work that LDS undertakes. Being from the U.S., he has spearheaded the LDS presence in cross-border markets. He also understands operational requirements and UAV regulations that are required to perform work outside of Canada.

Jonathan makes everyone he engages with feel valued, showing genuine care for their operational needs while maintaining involvement in each stage of our project lifecycle. His thorough technical knowledge and understanding of the UAV industry in Canada led to establishing a lot of internal procedures and protocol that helps set LDS apart from the competition.

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Andrew O'Keefe-Markman

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 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. 


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.