Our Mission

At AEC Drone Services, LLC we provide fast, affordable, and reliable data from the air and the ground
so our customers can make better-informed, real-time decisions about their most critical assets.

Focusing on safety, budgeting & time lines as a priority for your business.

Who We Are

AEC Drone Services, LLC is a, full-service Drone Inspection, Photography, Videography Company, Licensed, Certified, and Insured in South Florida. Founded by Nelson Salazar, Co-Founder Nicholas M. Salazar

& Patrick J. Rebull P.E. with over ten years of Drone Piloting Experience, Forensic Engineering, Construction

& Consulting. Licensed and Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration is required to fly drones commercially, including drones for photography and video footage. AEC Flight Teams are FAA-Licensed and Certified drone pilots who have earned their Remote Pilot Licensed after passing the FAA's test and completing a course

to learn the FAA's Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations (Part 107), along with the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airman Certification Standards. ​


Our Team includes Visual Observer, Adobe Editor, Photography Director, Social Media Manager, Civil Engineering, and Construction Specialists. Our Team gives us a competitive edge over the other Drone Operator that solely specialize in Real Estate Photography and Videos.

Call us today and make your next project stand out!

Blue Sky Guaranteed

FAA Commercial Drone Pilot

24 Hour Turn Around

Certified & Trained  Visual Observers Team

Professional Videographers

Licensed and Insured

Professional Photographers

FAA Night Operation Waiver

License & Certification



Without license and certification, it’s illegal to fly drones commercially. For a photographer or video production company to offer drone photos and videos to their clients, license and certification is required.

Flying drones is also more complicated than you might think. Because they are unmanned aircraft, FAA regulations apply. Drone pilots must know how to:

  • Read weather patterns

  • Determine different airspace classifications

  • Read sectional maps

  • Determine temporary airspace restrictions

  • Obtain authorization to fly in airspace other than Class G

  • Use team members to increase safety

  • Research NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen) regarding potential hazards along their flight routes

  • File NOTAMs to alert other pilots of our drone activity

  • File flight plans

  • Maintain flight logs and equipment documents


sUAS Level I
Thermography Certification

ITC Infrared Thermography Certification is the gold-standard qualification within the thermography industry. ITC certification verifies that a thermographer can:

  • Operate an infrared camera

  • Collect quality data

  • Produce professional infrared inspection reports

  • Understand the techniques and limitations of infrared thermography for specific applications


Drone UAV Tower

Inspection Training

UAV Tower / Structure Certification training

Competent Drone Pilot – Telecom (CDP-T) is a training program to safely fly unmanned aircraft (drone) and become part of the PPE of a cell tower construction crew.   The 24-hour CDP-T (Competent Drone Pilot) Certificate of Completion course will allow a Tower owner, CM, PM, Foreman or the Competent Person to safely and legally fly a Small UAS (SUAS) around communication towers. We have developed the best practices necessary to operate drones safely and efficiently in the telecommunications environment. CDP-T course consists of 24 hrs (3 days) of classroom and flight time. Tower Safety will provide drones for flight practice during the Competent Drone Pilot course. A Competent Person CDP-T receives a Pilots License and Certificate of Completion is good for 3 years.

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Certification training

AEC Drone Services, LLC, Pilots are Certified Aerial Roof Survey Specialist.  Pilots are trained and certified by Drone Launch Academy.  Pilots take yearly recertification training and exam.



Certification training

OSHA training to construction and general industry workers nationwide. All courses are authored and provided by American Safety Council, a market leader in delivering online education related to workplace safety. Our courses assist U.S. employers in meeting the training obligations outlined in OSHA Standards 29 C.F.R. 1926.21(B)(2). 


AEC Drone Services, LLC, is insured by Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company providing professional liability insurance, general liability insurance and business owner insurance.


In addition, drone operations and equipment are insured under a $4m sUAS / Drone Liability Insurance Policy provided by Global Aerospace for the following operations: Aerial Photography, Mapping, Agriculture, Deliveries, Inspections, Surveillance, 3D Rendering, Social Media, Energy, Maintenance, Cinematography.

Meet The Team

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Part 107 FAA Chief UAV Pilot
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Media Creator 
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FAA Drone Pilot
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Patrick J Rebull
AEC Industry Consultant
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Photography Director
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Drone Operator 
Civil Air Patrol Master Sergeant
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Mission Engineer
Construction Specialist

Headquartered in sunny South Florida, AEC Drone Services is home to team members who are passionate about drones, solving challenging problems, and proving  cutting-edge drone services. 

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Whether you’re managing job sites, subcontractors, or clients, our drone-based solutions deliver a flexible, cost-effective way to add aerial intelligence to your project management toolset.