Welcome to the AggieAir Flying Circus
The AggieAir Flying Circus is a service center at the Utah Water Research Laboratory which provides high resolution, multispectral aerial imagery using a small, unmanned aerial system called AggieAir. Because AggieAir is a low-cost, easy-to-use platform it is able to map small areas quicker, more frequently, at finer resolution, and at a smaller cost than conventional remote sensing platforms (satellite and manned aircraft). Furthermore, AggieAir is independent of a runway, which gives the user the ability to launch the aircraft from virtually anywhere (see videos). Some applications for AggieAir include monitoring of soil moisture and evapotranspiration in irrigated agriculture, riparian habitat mapping, surveying construction projects, wetland mapping and monitoring, fish and wildlife tracking, etc.
Click on the images below for more details about the respective application.
*All aerial imagery displayed on this website are flown with AggieAir and processed using EnsoMOSAIC. They have been compressed and are not displayed at full resolution.
A short history lesson…
The original Flying Circus was a World War I German fighter squadron led by Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron”. The squadron got its name from the bright distinctive color schemes and high mobility of its fighter planes.
AggieAir Flying Circus flies officially with COA 2011-WSA-21-R at its training/testing area near Cache Junction, UT and with COA# 2010-WSA-40 at the Logan City Wastewater Treatment Lagoons in Cache County, UT.