Save time, money, and resources by utilizing drones for refinery inspections.
Develop the skills needed to fly drones for advanced missions in our 5 Day Aerial Refinery Inspections Workshop.
Trusted by Top Organizations Across the Nation
Obtain real-world hands-on training using best practices from a curriculum utilized by oil and gas companies and taught by an aerial industrial inspections expert. Understand how to efficiently utilize the drone and collect valuable data.
After this course, you’ll be qualified to use your drone to conduct multiple oil and gas aerial missions including data collection, mapping and modeling, HazMat, industrial inspections, and thermography missions.
- System Overview & Setup
- System Software
- Flight Walk-Through
- Outdoor Flight Session: Basic sUAS Maneuvering / Close Proximity LOS Flight
- Emergency Situations & Procedures Review
- Outdoor Flight Session: Outdoor Flight Session: Emergency Procedures / Medium Range FPV Flight
- Intro to Aerial Photogrammetry
- Creating a Mapping Flight Plan
- Flight Execution
- 3D Modeling
- Outdoor Flight Session: Collecting Mapping and Modeling Data
- Using the Map Engine
- Outdoor Flight Session: Collecting 3D Data
- Introduction to SiteScan
- Common Processing Issues
- Map Accuracy
- Outdoor Flight Session: Mapping with GCPs and D-RTK
- Aerial Inspection Techniques
- Capturing Quality Imagery
- Site Hazards
- Outdoor Flight Session: Inspection Profiles
- Preflight Planning
- On-Site Assessment
- Crew Coordination
- Outdoor Flight Session: Crew Coordination
- Thermal Imaging Basics
- IR Image Quality
- Operating the H20T IR Camera
- Outdoor Flight Session: Collecting IR Imagery
- IR Inspection
- sUAS Night Flight and Physiology
- Night Flight Execution
- Outdoor Flight Session: IR Inspection and Night Operations
- Intro to sUAS Emergency Response
- Emergency Response Steps
- Go / No Go Decision Making
- HazMat Flight Execution
- Outdoor Flight Session: Emergency Response
- M-300 Regular Maintenance
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Outdoor Flight Session: Final Flight
What You Get
- 5 days of in-person training
- 11 hands-on flight sessions
- Training curriculum utilized by nation's leading oil and gas companies
- Access to industrial inspections expert
- Extensive class workbook
Our curriculum was designed by experts.
Learn from instructors who have trained and flown extensively for drone refinery inspections.
A former Navy helicopter pilot, Amelia flew the SH-60F, HH-60H & MH-60S before transitioning to unmanned systems. She spent 5 years developing curriculum & training for the Navy’s MQ-8 Fire Sco ut UAS, & continues to instruct UAS operators as a current Naval reservist. Amelia is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy & holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate.
The 5 Day Aerial Refinery Inspections Workshop is ideal for:
This training has been utilized by Fortune 500 oil and gas companies.
This training has been utilized by drone inspections service providers looking to expand their drone team.
Oil and gas aerial inspections is a lucrative market that requires specific skills and knowledge. Distinguish your drone capabilities with this workshop.
Why complete the Aerial Refinery Inspections Workshop with DARTdrones?
Learn a Specialized Skill
The demand for drone operated inspections within the oil and gas industry is growing at astonishing rates. Understanding how to execute specialized inspections will distinguish your portfolio from other drone pilots.
Live Access to Critical Infrastructure Instructor
Training is live with expert instructors. Learn from their real world experiences flying refineries and critical infrastructure.
Tried and Tested Curriculum
This curriculum has been tried and tested on drone pilots from Fortune 500 oil and gas companies.
WHY DARTDRONES? We have a proven track record for training pilots in dozens of industries.
Our instructors have manned aviation experience flying airplanes and helicopters and have gained the highest drone piloting recognitions in the industry. Many own successful UAS businesses themselves.
As featured on ABC's Shark Tank, we are the nation's leading drone training company with an extensive network of alumni and partners throughout the country.
Created and refined by UAS training experts, including our Director of Training, a UAS Navy Curriculum Developer and former Navy helicopter pilot.
With a community of over 50,000 drone enthusiasts across the US and internationally, DARTdrones is at the forefront of UAS technology.
Learn from our specialized team of instructors, comprised of manned pilots and drone business owners. Our classes are engaging, dynamic, and extremely informative.
Advanced Training Courses
We don’t just train our students on the basics. We also offer extensive advanced training courses to help our alumni succeed in mapping, inspections, disaster response, aerial photography, night operations, search and rescue, and more.
Industry Certified and Vetted Curriculum
DARTdrones’ curriculum is vetted and certified by AUVSI, the leading UAS industry association, to ensure professional quality.
Yes. This training has been taught to current refinery inspections professionals from multiple Fortune 500 oil and gas companies.
Yes. This training has been utilized by companies that want to grow their oil and gas inspections drone pilots to service oil and gas companies.
Because the drone pilots in the course will be new to refinery inspections missions and due to the liability of flying at a refinery, the flight sessions will take place in an open field while demonstrating proper techniques.
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