Skynetwest | Aerial Mapping Services

Faster and more accurate than traditional methods is exactly what you get from the comprehensive mapping services available through Skynetwest.

Skynetwest is a team of qualified data retrieval specialists, experienced in capturing data to support the efforts of surveyors, engineers, and owners.

Skynetwest | Tech Enabled Inspections

Our clients manage thousands of miles of electrical infrastructure. Skynetwest provides a flexible and cost-effective way to inspect electrical utility assets.

We simplify data collection, processing, and reporting into one streamlined utility inspection solution. Skynetwest is setting the standard in visual data management.

Our Commitment

To provide safe and reliability in utility inspection with emerging-tech oriented solutions conducting visual and thermal inspection on hard to reach structures. Giving our customers the ability to make educated decisions without the inherent safety risk and time presented to personnel in hazardous areas.

Industry Advocacy

Industry advocacy isn't just about being the leader; It’s about helping build the industry up as a whole.   That’s what we are here to do.   By design, Skynetwest does everything in its effort to build a better world of tomorrow. We...

Part I | The Missing Link for the UAS Industry

Ever since Jeff Bezos appeared on 60 Minutes and announced that Amazon had been looking into using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as a means to deliver packages, the commercial sector (at least in the US) was beginning to pop, and there was hype across the entire...

UPLIFT | A Foundation of Support

Ladies and Gentlemen, Recently I put out an article that was a Call to Action to help our commercial UAS/Drone industry advance to the next level. It was about building a “Foundation of Support" for the Industry. Help me (and all of us) create a...

Industry Education

We educate our clients and customers on these benefits. We use case studies highlighting real world applications to give you measured results, not empty promises. The data doesn’t lie. We are going to continue to provide the education needed to help the industry advance. We are going to help clear the muddy water by providing long term education.

PART II | The Missing Link for the UAS Industry

A month ago, I wrote about how despite all the hype over the UAS Industry in the past few years, the reality is there is still a disconnect that’s preventing this technology from being properly leveraged to what we in the industry know that it can be. I highlighted...

Cooperative Effort Takes Off

Tapping into UAS technology creates possibilities for a northern Arizona utility. Sometimes, the most effective, revelatory, progressive solutions to a problem can be found in the unlikeliest of places.  Case in point: three and a half hours north of Phoenix...

Salt River Project
Navopache Electric Cooperative
Arizona Public Service

“Noah and his team helped my company collect crucial information from a roadway surface on an active and busy street. I needed high-resolution imagery of skid marks and pavement gouges before these features had deteriorated from sun exposure and high traffic use. Noah was able to accommodate my aggressive schedule and deliver high-quality data for me to use in my analysis. Noah and his team were courteous, professional and worked quickly to deliver the information that I needed.”

Kevin Hollander, PhD | Senior Engineering Consultant | Augspurger Komm Engineering, Inc.
Kevin Hollander, PhD | Senior Engineering Consultant |

“Being a small utility with limited resources and expertise, Skynetwest’s ability to harness UAS technology to efficiently retrieve field data across our 8,000+ square mile service area is unprecedented. Coupling this data with post-processing methods such as asset digitization had unlocked a plethora of opportunities to visualize system resources and further analyze the surrounding terrain and environment. Our engineering and operations departments now have the ability to View 3D substation models, abstract high-resolution digital elevation models, and apply these newfound resources as they work on future construction projects.”

Paige Richardson | Engineering Department, GIS Specialist | Navopache Electric Cooperative
Paige Richardson | Engineering Department, GIS Specialist |

“On May 21, 2019 during a ITC Level 1 sUAS Thermography Course , I met Mr. Noah Ruiz , President of Skynetwest, a sUAS service provider.  Mr. Ruiz is a very organized individual with a business approach to providing detailed sUAS services across all platforms.   His approach is to provide innovative and creative sUAS services with the top of the line equipment including infrared thermal imaging for reliable professional solutions.  Mr. Ruiz has a true concern for providing accurate, detailed and professional sUAS services. It would be my pleasure to recommend Mr. Ruiz to any person or business requiring professional sUAS Services.”

Bill Schwahn Instructor | Level III Thermographer | Infrared Training Center
Bill Schwahn Instructor | Level III Thermographer |