Learn to fly, gather, and analyze aerial inspection data
Develop the skills you need to fly drones for inspections missions in our Aerial Drone Inspections Live Virtual Workshop.
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Corporations spend billions of dollars inspecting their high value infrastructures and assets every year and drones have been proven to make inspections safer and more cost effective. During a DARTdrones Aerial Inspections Workshop you will learn from veteran professionals experienced in:
- Commercial and Residential Roof Assessments
- Radio and Cellular Tower Inspections
- Oil and Gas Facilities Operations
- Solar Infrastructure Assessments
- Wind Turbine Inspections
- Insurance Assessments
- Property Management Support
- Thermographic Inspections
Why does a new aerial inspections pilot need this course? When it comes to demonstrating a solid return on investment (ROI) for unmanned aircraft, their use for inspection purposes is one of the best examples available. Drones can save money in so many ways that companies of all sizes are investigating how to incorporate them into their daily operations. Assessments are completed faster with sUAS, human resources remain in safe locations out of harm’s way, and direct costs are a drop in the proverbial bucket compared to traditional aerial inspection operations conducted with airplanes and helicopters. So what do you need to know to be successful?
Set yourself apart from the competition by learning directly from expert sUAS professionals with years of experience and the ability to teach you the skills you need to deliver what clients in multiple industries require.
Jobs for inspections services are out there, but you need to know where to look and how to make yourself known to potential clients. Our course will introduce you to multiple sUAS job resources and marketing strategies.
Get a comprehensive overview of multiple sUAS inspection use cases during the 4-week workshop and gain additional insight into the specific industries in need of drone services that also interest you.
Learn the critical steps involved with the Preflight Planning and Onsite Assessment phases of successful sUAS inspection operations.
Our class teaches you how to mitigate the risk in your flights.
Our course teaches you to both recognize and respond successfully to ensure safe and successful flights.
Examine the use of thermal imaging as well as photogrammetric orthomosaic products for improved aerial inspection operations.
Our course teaches you to ask the right questions and understand the industry lingo necessary to land the job and provide your clients with quality, actionable, aerial intelligence.
Karl and Colin were great instructors! The course provided an open forum to discuss not only roof inspecting but other aspects of drone flying for commercial use. The flying portion gave us freedom to test out different techniques all while having fun in a relaxed atmosphere.
Curriculum designed to turn you into an Aerial Inspections pro
- 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
- Environmental Impacts
- Image Framing
- Common Camera Settings
- Specialty Camera Setting
- 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
Independent “Hands-On” Aerial Inspection Projects
Students will be given both aerial inspections data collection assignments to gather with their sUAS and upload for processing between classes. The instructor will process the datasets of images gathered by each student and provide feedback on the orthomosaic products generated during the following virtual classroom session.
What You Get:
- 12 hours of live virtual training
- Virtual inspections data collection assignments
- Live analysis of data collected
- Live access to expert instructor
- Recordings of the training
Our curriculum was designed by drone experts to make you successful
You’ll walk away feeling confident on your equipment.
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 Scout UAS & has over 500 hours instructing Air Vehicle Operators in the MQ-8, & 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.
Why complete the Aerial Inspections training with Dartdrones?
Learn the Art of Inspections
Having the ability to collect high quality data in any situation is not easy. Learn from those who have done it before.
Get More High Paying Jobs
Drone inspection jobs are some the highest paying in the industry. Invest in differentiating yourself with a new highly specialized skill.
Be Confident in Your Skills
Confidently explain to potential clients whether or not a drone can accurately collect the data needed.
Live Access to Inspections Instructor
The training is live with one of our expert instructors. You can ask questions just like in a real classroom.
Comfort of Your Home
Complete comprehensive aerial inspections training from the comfort of your own home.
Save on Travel
Many students travel to our in-person training courses. Save on travel expenses by completing this course from home.
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.
The Aerial Drone Inspections Live Virtual Workshop is an advanced training course. To attend the Workshop, we recommend students already 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.
Between course sessions, our instructors will assign you flights to complete before the next session Although these flights aren’t required, you will get the most out of the class if you complete the flight sessions. We recommend a GPS enabled, multirotor drone for inspections work.
If you have an interest in getting aerial drone inspection jobs, the Aerial Drone Inspections Live Virtual Workshop is a great way to get started. The class covers a lot of very specific information that you will need to understand to perform an aerial mapping mission. This course is designed to get you started. We will also point you in the right direction of companies hiring aerial drone inspectors.
Yes! We do host this Workshop in-person. Learn more here: https://www.dartdrones.com/aerial-drone-inspections/
The Aerial Drone Inspections Live Virtual Workshop is great for someone new to inspections and also someone with inspection experience looking to get into aerial drone inspections.
You don’t have to own a drone to attend this virtual class, but the instructor will assign projects for you to work on outside of the classroom hours. To get the most out of the class, we recommend that you complete those projects, but it’s not a requirement.
The Aerial Drone Inspections Live Virtual 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.
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