Commercial Geophysical Surveying using an Ultralight Aircraft
K. Brauch and G. Symons
Event name: EAGE/DGG Workshop on Airborne Geophysics 2015
Session: Session 1: Geophysical Exploration using small-scale to large-scale platforms
Publication date: 27 March 2015
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Price: € 20
In 2008 terrascan Airborne decided attempt to fly small magnetic and radiometric airborne geophysical surveys using a light non-type certificated aircraft. Up till the present the company has flown over 100 000 line km of survey, mainly in Africa for predominately mineral exploration clients. In this article we provide a dialog of what was planned, what was accomplished and where terrascan Airborne currently stands in regards to the challenges as to the selection of aircraft, selection of instruments, selection of sensors, integration of systems into the aircraft, data quality, legal situation and the acceptance of the platform by the market.