As a UAV operator for Vantage Drones, Chris Bardgett has been instrumental in developing a way of integrating 3D models with drones, through interior 360 VR tours provided by Matterport.
The feedback from the technology has been very popular and has led to Vantage Drones providing and creating interactive maps for the Environment Agency.
The maps are being used to aid in flood defence schemes in a number of different areas including planning, training and before and after progress reports, making a huge difference to the firm on saving money and time while increasing knowledge on flood defence.
Chris is responsible for all UAV operations within Vantage Drones as well as development of new ideas and ways of working.
A colleague of Chris’s said: “Chris is unlike any other drone pilot I have ever worked with. As well as his ability to fly with great precision, he has a great knowledge of tech. He uses his skills and expertise to constantly innovate and push for new ways to use drone technology and remains the driving force in our company.”