Photo of roof inspection

Aerial Drone Inspections Workshop

Develop the skills you need to fly, gather, and analyze aerial inspection data.

In-Person Course
$ 1,490.00

Trusted by organizations all over the US

Allstate Logo Allstate Logo

Two Day Workshop Schedule

Prerequisites

5+ Hours of Flight Time

Not flying drones yet? Check out our Drone Pilot Training Courses

Part 107 Certificate

Not FAA Certified to Fly Commercially yet? Check out our Part 107 Test Prep In-Person (or Online)

Aerial Inspection with sUAS Basics

  • Lesson 1: Use Cases for Aerial Inspections
  • Lesson 2: Intro to Aerial Inspections with sUAS
  • Lesson 3: Aerial Inspection Techniques
  • Flight Session 1:
    Manual Inspection Profiles
  • Lesson 4: Capturing Quality Imagery
  • Lesson 5: Managing Drone Emergencies
  • Flight Session 2:
    Camera Optimization/Emergencies

Advanced Operations

  • Lesson 6: Preflight Planning
  • Lesson 7: On-Site Assessment
  • Lesson 8: Crew Coordination
  • Lesson 9: Mapping & Modeling for Aerial Inspection
  • Flight Session 3
    Mapping and Modeling
  • Lesson 10: Intro to Thermal Imaging
  • Flight Session 4
    Thermal Imaging Demonstration
  • Lesson 11: Using What You've Learned
Aerial Drone Inspections Workshop

Workshop Overview

  • Post natural disaster
  • Scheduled commercial construction inspections and monitoring
  • Insurance inspections
  • Home and roof inspections
  • Chimney and steeple inspections
  • Utility inspections
  • Water system inspections
  • Solar farm inspections
  • Wind farm inspections
  • Railroad inspections
  • Bridge inspections

  • Getting Involved
  • Platform Considerations
  • Payload Considerations

  • Types of Imagery Products
  • Areas of Focus
  • Manual Flight Profiles
  • Common Manual Shots
  • Determining the Shot List
  • Sample Shot Lists

  • Enviromental Impacts
  • Image Framing
  • Common Camera Settings
  • Speciality Camera Settings

  • Flight Hazards Around Structures
  • Common Drone Emergencies
  • Recommended Emergency Responses

  • Utilizing Preflight Checklists
  • Determining Airspace Requirements
  • Evaluating Forecast Weather
  • Performing a Site Evaluation
  • Verifying Waiver Requirements
  • Checking State & Local Regulations

  • On-Site Assessment Checklist
  • Evaluating Current Weather
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Determining Takeoff/Landing Points
  • Adjusting the Flight Profile
  • Updating Lost Link Settings

  • Determining Appropriate Crew Composition
  • Camera Operator Responsibilities
  • Visual Observer Responsibilities
  • Visual Observer Placement
  • Communication Methods
  • Crew Briefing

  • Fundamentals of Mapping & Modeling
  • Mapping Software Overview
  • Utilizing Mapping Software for Aerial Drone Inspections

  • Thermal Imaging Fundamentals
  • Types of Thermal Payloads
  • Thermal Inspections

  • What to Bring on a Job
  • Sample Workflow
  • Interacting with the Public
  • Drone Job Resources

Increase Safety. Improve Efficiency.

Drones have proven themselves to be a valuable tool for inspections across dozens of industries and use cases. Drones provide a safe and effective method to gather high-definition imagery of roofs, structures, infrastructure, and other areas where damage can occur. Beyond visual imaging, thermal technology can also be utilized to identify water damage, faulty electrical components, and insulation degradation. This two-day intensive Workshop will teach students how to safely and effectively maneuver their aircraft in order to gather and analyze the data necessary for a successful inspection.

View Available Locations & Dates

Upcoming Workshops

Jul 6 - Jul 7 Houston, TX

8:30am - 5:00pm EST
LinkedAll Aerial Solutions
$ 1490

Our Aerial Drone Inspections Workshop Flight Instructors

Our instructors bring real industry experience to teach you how to succeed in aerial inspections.

Photo of Karl Schwab

Karl Schwab

Karl designs and implements multi-camera sensor systems for drone platforms and utilizes his commercial remote pilot privileges almost daily. He has used drones for a wide variety of industrial applications, including tower inspection, survey/mapping, and roof inspection. Karl is also licensed commercially in single and multi-engine airplanes.

Photo of Colin Romberger

Colin Romberger

Colin Romberger graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University as one of the first 5 students to earn a Master’s Degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems, with a focus in Flight Operations and Systems Design. Colin also holds multiple FAA Airman Certificates for manned aircraft operations. Colin was a sky diving instructor for multiple years with over 1500 recorded jumps and runs a sUAS services company focusing on mapping and inspections. At DARTdrones, Colin is responsible for ongoing instructor development initiatives as well as the coordination of sUAS Operations Consultation Services tailored to the specific use cases and operating environments of our corporate clients. He has consulted with numerous companies and organizations on their use of sUAS for a cross section of purposes.

Photo of instructor helping student

Aerial Drone Inspections Workshop FAQs

Yes, you will learn about setup (isotherms), color palettes, spot temperature referencing, etc.

The Aerial Drone Inspections Workshop is an advanced training course. To attend the Workshop, we require students to understand how to fly a drone safely and to have already acquired a Part 107 Certificate. The class does not teach about how to fly a drone. If you have not flown before and have not passed the Part 107 exam, we recommend that you take our Drone Pilot Training course and/or Part 107 Test Prep course at least 4 weeks prior to attending the Workshop.

If you have an interest in completing aerial inspection jobs, this Workshop is a great way to get started. There is a lot of very specific information that you will need to understand to perform an aerial \ inspection. This course is designed to get you started. We will also point you in the right direction of companies hiring aerial inspectors.

This class is great for someone new to inspections and also someone with inspections experience looking to get into aerial inspections.

Our instructor will provide a drone for you to fly in the class. For insurance and liability purposes, students MUST use the provided equipment or provide proof of liability insurance with DARTdrones LLC named as an additional insured prior to the course.

We will announce additional dates and locations throughout the year. All of our Workshops are also available to be taught as a private group training for an enterprise or government entity. Contact our sales team to learn more.

The Aerial Drone Inspections Workshops may have between 6 – 30 people in the course. For every 10 students, we will add an additional instructor to ensure ample flight time.

Although the course will not focus on flight time (as students should have a comprehensive understanding of how to fly prior to the course), the instructors will take the students outdoors on four occasions to conduct a real time Aerial Inspection.

The Aerial Drone Inspections Workshop is an advanced training course. To attend the Workshop, we require students to understand how to fly a drone safely and to have already acquired a Part 107 Certificate. The class does not teach about how to fly a drone. If you have not flown before and have not passed the Part 107 exam, we recommend that you take our Drone Pilot Training course and/or Part 107 Test Prep course at least 4 weeks prior to attending the Workshop.