Event 38 Partner Flies Commercial Drones in Colombia

Event 38 Partner Flies Commercial Drones in Colombia


January 19, 2015




Event 38 Partner Astrike Drone Services Flies Commercial Drones in Colombia

Astrike becomes the first company to obtain approval to fly commercial drones in Colombia.


Akron, Ohio & Bogota, Colombia – Event 38, a leading manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles for business announced that its key partner Astrike Drone Services, a supplier of aerial mapping services has been approved by the Colombia Civil Aeronautics Board for commercial flights throughout the country. In addition, Astrike offers Event 38’s flagship E384 drone and custom optical sensors to its clients in Colombia.


The E384 drone has a two hour flight time, carries a one kilogram payload and can cover a distance of 70 kilometers. Combined with an Event 38 custom optical sensor, the E384 can fly 1,000 acres in a single flight and provide detail imaging at the two centimeter level.


From its main office in Bogota, Jose Castiblanco, founder & Director, announced that its first authorized flight took place on December the 22, 2015 using an Event 38 E384 drone to map difficult terrain near Medellin, Colombia. Castiblanco said “The E384 is particularly well suited for our inspection, environmental assessments, cartography and photography services. We are very proud to be the first company to receive official government approval to fly drones in Colombia and thankful for all of the support, patience, and friendship that the people at Event 38 provided to help us achieve the goal.”


Jeff Taylor, CEO of Event 38 says, “We developed a great working relationship with Astrike and congratulate Jose for this important milestone. South America is a key market for us and having a local presence in Colombia makes it far easier for Astrike’s clients to access our products.” With customers in 49 countries, Event 38 has significant experience in the international market. The company’s drones and sensors offer state-of-the-art technology at an affordable price to small and medium sized businesses.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jeff Taylor, 424-242-8368, jeff@event38.com

Jose Castiblanco, +57 (031) 540-7189, jose@astrike.co

About Event 38 Unmanned Systems

Based in Akron, Ohio, Event 38, www.event38.com designs and manufactures drones, (unmanned aerial systems), specialized optical sensors, and a precision analytics data platform for small and medium sized businesses. Today we have customers in 49 countries using our products for agriculture, surveying, construction, environmental preservation, and other applications. Please contact us at sales@event38.com


About Astrike Drone Services

Located in Bogota, Colombia, Astrike Drone Services,  www.astrike.co specializes in inspection services, environmental monitoring, cartography and aerial photography for presentation purposes. The company is committed to offering the most reliable and affordable services available to their customers throughout Colombia. Please contact us at info@astrike.co or +57 (031) 540-7189 +57 (031) 805-0509.


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