We are Sky Pilot UAS


Our multidisciplinary team of scientists and technicians provide diverse possibilities for aerial data analysis, top notch safety, and solid data collection. We offer core expertise in environmental, geologic, and industrial applications. We operate globally, with offices based in Canada (Squamish, BC) and the Netherlands (Amsterdam). Our collective skills are constantly evolving; let us know what your UAS needs are, and we will help you meet them. We are experienced, professional, and safety conscious. Meet our team:

Eelke Folmer, PhD

Chief Technical Officer (CTO)


Eelke is a broadly trained ecologist interested in the processes underlying abundance, distribution, diversity and dynamics of organisms. He combines field observations with mathematical, statistical, computational, and eco-informatic approaches. Eelke is eager to use science and (drone) technology to support conservation, resource management and sustainable food production.

Thor Veen, PhD

Chief Science Officer (CSO)


Understanding our natural world is a complex task and throughout his academic career Thor has applied a wide range of different techniques to answer questions related to biodiversity. Recently his focus shifted to using remote sensing techniques combined with emerging statistical techniques to further the analyses of big aerial data sets to monitor biodiversity. At Sky Pilot Thor focusses on academic development and dreams of writing algorithms to automatically detect birds in UAV footage.

Dustin Wales

Chief Operations Officer (COO) & Business Development


Dustin Wales is a certified UAV pilot and ground supervisor with experience on multiple missions and mission types including hours as a UAV pilot instructor working with first nations groups in Northern British Columbia. His past experience working from labour to management in agriculture, construction and oil & gas industries gaines Dustin first hand knowledge being on site for these types of operations. He carries that knowledge into our operating procedures to ensure we act with the highest safety standards when operating on your site. Dustin's focus is on business and customer relationship management, aiming to provide our clients with the deliverables they need and going above and beyond to ensure satisfaction.