Ryka UAS Selected by WSDOT to Provide On-Call UAS Services

SEATTLE, WA. (June 20, 2017) – Seattle-based UAS service provider, Ryka UAS, has been selected to provide on-call unmanned aircraft system (UAS) services for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) as of May 3, 2017. Ryka will provide these unique services for the next four years.

The Washington State Department of Transportation has just recently begun developing short-term on-call contracts with UAS service providers and Ryka UAS has become one of the first to have their proposal accepted. With an innovative, nimble, and experienced team, Ryka will be able to offer any of their various drones to provide WSDOT with aerial inspections services throughout Washington State.

In the past, unmanned aircraft systems were underdeveloped, expensive, and impractical overall. Today, drones are more reliable, equipped with sophisticated data visualization software, and more affordable than ever. High-rise buildings, bridges, and vertical infrastructure inspections that were once dangerous and difficult to inspect are now completed quickly, more accurately, and safely by UAS service providers such as Ryka.

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Together, the Ryka team can provide services such as aerial inspection, photography, land surveys, and 3D modeling to provide data solutions that were once difficult and time consuming to obtain. Combined, the Ryka UAS team has over 20 years of experience in the designing, building, flying, and maintenance of UAS systems.


Operating out of two divisions, Ryka Consulting and Ryka UAS, Ryka is a Seattle-based company operating throughout the Pacific Northwest since 2004. While Ryka Consulting provides telecommunication and commercial real estate consulting, Ryka UAS focuses on aerial data collection and processing through the use of various fixed wing and multirotor aircrafts. With 17 employees in their office’s located in Seattle, Ryka has the ability to provide very personal, innovative, and collaborative solutions to client problems and questions.

By following the standards set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and meeting the requirements of section 333 and 107, Ryka UAS is able to fly their drones in the US airspace, commercially. As changes to the FAA regulations and certificates are made, Ryka UAS ensures that their practices are up to date in order to keep their drones safely in the skies. With this attention to detail comes an excellent safety record for flight operations, pilots, and field support staff.

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