We will change the way you fly

A new revolution in flight will change the way you think about what a drone is, how it works, and why you even would want one. Welcome to the disruption of the drone by mimicking the principles that are found in the natural world. Welcome to the Viscosity Revolution.

Seeking Sustainable Flight

Developing Next Generation Solutions

Each of the platforms Avigation has under development is a balanced complete, integrated system. These systems have been derived based on an overarching system design or architecture.

The Avigation Aerodyne Architecture (A3) drives all the systems within Avigation’s various platforms. The architecture provides for the interface of mechanical systems to match up with natural biologically influenced structures.

Development Focus

Avigation is developing multiple UAV platforms


Avigation will develop its Proof of Concept: Hellbender Alpha. This is a 1/100 scaled payload testing and development platform for the Hellbender Wildland Fire Response System. Incorporating our skyborne misting system, it will be capable of very quickly responding to an initial ignition, seeking to reach and extinguish fires before a major response is required.


Beyond the ongoing development of Hellbender, we will present our first platform for the consumer market. Kara is a drone built with education and entertainment as it’s central focus. Playful, colorful, 60% of Kara’s airframe is built out of carbon infused recycled material. 


Next we will seek to create Valkyrie Eir, a High-Speed, High-Winds platform for surveillance, oversight and search and rescue. Capable of both air and water operations.

Challenging the Standards

Why do drones work so hard to fly?

All current drone technology forces flight forward at the rate of speed of the propellers that spin. It flies in the face of the natural environment. Avigation chooses to utilize the viscosity everyone is fighting.  Whether it’s jet compressors, airplane propellers or helicopter blades, each technology seeks to break the viscosity of flight by chopping, slapping, or heating that viscosity out of the way.

What if that viscosity is the answer to more efficient flight?

The Time is Now

Wildland fires rage across the planet currently accelerating at a rate of 14% a year until 2030, after which some estimates say our fire risks will increase as much as 30% per year. Our focus is on the development of Hellbender Wildland Fire Response System, reach out to see how you can be involved.

Ever Wonder?

How Can we take on wildland fire and succeed?

Hellbender is designed to take on the threat of wildfire, increasing globally at a rate of 14% per year.  We need a weapon, we need an an autonomous solution. Hellbender is ever present, always vigilant, loaded and ready to quickly respond before a fire reaches 5 acres in size.

It is important to note that the impact of wildfires goes beyond just physical damage and loss of property. The environmental impact of these disasters is immeasurable, with devastating effects on local flora and fauna, soil erosion, and water quality. The economic impact is also significant with communities and businesses needing to rebuild after the destruction of wildfires. This often results in job loss, economic uncertainty, and displacement of families. The cost of dealing with wildfires is also a drain on government resources with massive amounts of money being allocated towards firefighting efforts, evacuation measures, and support for affected communities. It is essential to continue to find ways to prevent wildfires and to invest in resources and strategies that can help mitigate their impact when they do occur. The cost of inaction is simply too high.

Biodiversity Loss and Ecosystem Collapse: Wildland fires can lead to habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, and the potential collapse of ecosystems. The report ranks biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse as significant risks over a 10-year period.

Critical Change to Earth Systems: Fires can contribute to changes in Earth systems by releasing large amounts of carbon dioxide, disrupting local climate patterns, and affecting soil and water quality.

Pollution: The smoke from wildland fires contains a variety of harmful pollutants, including particulate matter and toxic gases, which can have widespread health impacts.

Hazardous Smoke Exposure: Smoke from wildland fires can travel long distances, affecting air quality and causing health problems for people living in areas far from the actual fires.

Respiratory Problems: Exposure to smoke can lead to respiratory issues, including asthma attacks, bronchitis, and other lung conditions. The report does not provide specific data on the increase in respiratory problems due to wildland fires, but it does acknowledge pollution and chronic health conditions as risks.

News & Blog

Articles and Insight

ANSYS: Dr. Nathan Moshman Presents Hellbender

Moshman Research Optimizes Semi-Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Fire Suppression System Source: ANSYS Website Moshman Research partner Avigation is developing a heavy-lift semi-autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

Avigation Aerodyne Architecture

Avigation brings a new dialog related to traversing all parts of our atmosphere. Both air and water are two states of the same element, this

The Other Side of Thrust

Our approach to most things has been to put as much power into a system as possible in order to overcome limitations in our fundamental