Law Enforcement uses aircraft…so can you!

This unique asset is available to you as we manage your case and is just another reason Gumshoe Detective Agency is the right choice for your needs.

  • We may choose to utilize aircraft in managing your case to:

    • Obtain aerial photos
    • Augment ground surveillance
    • Conduct recon for surveillance cases
    • Search for missing persons’ vehicles
    • Search for stolen vehicles, boats, etc.

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  • Benefits of Air-Ops

    Views from the ground are limited when our subject goes off road, or into a storage facility, or gated community or deep in the woods. This is when our aerial platforms come in to play. For close in work we use our commercial Drone equipped with FLIR (Forward Looking Infra-Red) and Ultra HD 4K video downlink to continue surveillance from above. For longer distances we can use a fixed wing aircraft to make the observations.

    Air-Ops Aircraft & Equipment

    Our Professional Drone is equipped with Ultra HD 4K video with 180 degree tilt and zoom and FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed) for detecting “hot spots” (persons, hot car engines, grow lamps and more)

    Fixed wing aircraft are equipped with HD 4K cameras and UHF radio system that enables the Aerial Investigator to communicate directly with our ground units over five repeater channels and five tactical channels.

    Air-Ops Crew & Training

    Drone use is in accordance with FAA Part 107, the drone registered with FAA, operated by a licensed Remote Pilot assisted by a Visual Observer as needed both of whom can testify in court, or write Declarations if needed.

    Fixed Wing Aerial Investigators undergo Air Crew training to include pre-flight, post-flight, flight safety, human factors, Crew Resource Management (CRM), aerial surveillance and photography, radio communications and use of specialized equipment such as gyro stablized optics and our unique surveillance camera system. Some have primary flight training and are licensed pilots themselves. Precise logs are maintained of their flight hours and crew training for testifying in court if needed.

  • How Our Aircraft Has Been Used

    • The target keeps his new residence location a secret from the courts and his spouse and uses complicated evasive maneuvers to see if he’s being tailed. But the airplane tails him to his new residence and then documents his relationship with a female.
    • The target enters a self-storage lot not visible from our investigators on the ground and the airplane documents the target’s activities.
    • The target lives in a remote location where ground surveillance is not possible without being seen and the airplane surveils from the air and notifies the ground unit when the target is departing.
    • The target is tailed from the air over several counties and the ground unit is able to remain back and covert unless needed to make ground observations such as obtaining addresses, license plates, etc.
    • The airplane documents a large marijuana grow otherwise hidden from the road.
    • Fresh Aerial Photos for the Attorney Client are obtained for court revealing activity, persons and vehicles not visible on internet satellite images.
  • Air Support for Our Cases

    Higher and Quieter Than a Drone

    We’re able to monitor, photograph and video our target while remaining in constant communication with our investigators on the ground.


Actual Photos From Our Air-Ops


  • Aerial Photo Actual Activity

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  • Gumshoe’s Air-Ops insures you of the most accurate and current visual available.
    No more out of date satellite pics.


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  • Image taken through thick smoke layer of target at work.

  • Our FLIR Drone can locate hot spots, hot car engines, and more.

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Our aircraft and crews are ready to help you!