DSLRPros Commercial Drone Training (Our Location - Los Angeles)

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Kevin Hale - Drone Expert

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Do you need to train your department on how to safely operate a UAS? Are you looking to maximize your investment, while minimizing the liability to your organization? Do you have questions on how to incorporate aerial data into your existing workflow? Give us a call to learn how.

The UAS Operators Course is a 16-hour boot camp designed specifically for sUAS operators in the industrial inspection and public safety sectors. This course is focused on piloting skills, sensor operation, thermography, aircraft safety, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

Our training program offers the essentials for drone operations: basic flight skills and maintenance; as well as advanced flight skills and custom-tailored insights for your operations. Ensure you get the best return on investment by training your team to get the most out of its UAS while minimizing the risk involved. Want to know more or schedule your training course? Give us a call and one of our sales representatives can go into further detail about the benefits for your specific organization and schedule your training.

This course is held at our facility, where our trainers spend two days training your team based on the below schedule. By utilizing our own facilities, students are able to fly multiple aircraft in different scenarios. Students who pass this class will possess the skills to safely capture and incorporate aerial imagery into their daily workflow. We are located close to LAX and Burbank Airports with convenient access to many local accommodations.

Schedule: Day 1



  • 9AM    Classroom
  •             Aircraft Training
  •             Flight training
  •             Flight Application
  •             Controller + Monitor
  •             Flight records

  •             Aircraft Maintenance
  •             Battery maintenance
  •             Firmware update
  •             General troubleshooting

12PM  Break

  • 1PM    In the field
  •             Flight training
  •             Pre-flight check list
  •             How to operate the UAS
  •             Flight drills

5PM    End Day 1



Schedule: Day 2



  • 9AM    Classroom
  •             Sensor Training
  •             Aerial Thermography
  •             Aerial Photography
  •             Thermal Smart Features
  •             Zoom Smart Features

  •             Data workflow
  •             Post processing
  •             Thermal Tuning
  •             LAANC Requests

12PM  Break

  • 1PM    In the field
  •             Flight Training Cont.
  •             Target practice
  •             Data capture practice
  •             Camera drills

5PM    End of Training Certification

The requirements for certification are: pass the final exam and submit a successful field report.

The DSLRPros UAS Operator Training course is a 16-hour boot camp designed specifically for UAS operators in the industrial inspection and public safety sectors. This course includes piloting skills, sensor operation, thermography, aircraft safety, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

This training program offers the essentials for drone operations: basic flight skills and maintenance, as well as advanced flight skills and custom-tailored insights for your organization’s operations. Ensure you get the best return on investment by training your team to get the most out of its UAS while minimizing the risks. Want to know more or schedule your training? Give us a call, and one of our friendly sales representatives can detail the benefits for your specific organization and schedule your training.

We teach this course at our facility, where our trainers spend two days training your team based on our proven curriculum. By using the drone equipment at our facilities, students can pilot multiple aircraft in a variety of scenarios. Students who pass this class will possess the skills to capture and integrate aerial imagery into their daily workflow safely. Our training facility is close to LAX and Burbank Airports, with convenient access to many local accommodations.

 

 

Schedule: Day 1


9AM    Classroom

  •             Aircraft Training
  •             Flight training
  •             Flight Application
  •             Controller + Monitor
  •             Flight records
  •             Aircraft Maintenance
  •             Battery maintenance
  •             Firmware update
  •             General troubleshooting

12PM  Break

1PM    In the field

  •             Flight training
  •             Pre-flight check list
  •             How to operate the UAS
  •             Flight drills

5PM    End Day 1

Schedule: Day 2


9AM    Classroom

  •             Sensor Training
  •             Aerial Thermography
  •             Aerial Photography
  •             Thermal Smart Features
  •             Zoom Smart Features
  •             Data workflow
  •             Post processing
  •             Thermal Tuning
  •             LAANC Requests

12PM  Break

1PM    In the field

  •             Flight Training Cont.
  •             Target practice
  •             Data capture practice
  •             Camera drills

5PM    End of Training Certification

The requirements for certification are: pass the final exam and submit a successful field report.

Derrick Ward

Director of Public Safety, DSLRPros

 

Our lead instructor Derrick Ward has over 30 years of experience as a firefighter for the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Derrick has been certified for multiple firefighting specialties and is a Certified Fire Instructor. With his experience and credentials, Derrick has gained critical insights that allow him to lead emergency aerial response missions in numerous situations. 

Derrick understands how to incorporate UAS capabilities for any use case and has been using knowledge from his 1,400+ hours of UAS flight time to advance the scope of drone operations in the United States. Derrick is sharing his expertise and deep experience to help ensure that organizations carry out UAS operations safely, legally, and effectively.

Experienced with working with students of all levels, Derrick knows how to tailor-fit his instruction based on his students’ needs. He has helped provide training for more than 500 enterprise operators and counting under DSLRPros’ training programs. Derrick is looking forward to helping you and your team make the most out of your drones and UAS program.

Certification

  • Certified Fire Instructor
  • FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification
  • Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist 1-A and 1-B, 2-A and 2-B (Certified)
  • Emergency & Associates, System for Biodetection
  • Certificate of Completion, Aerial Postproduction from Cinematic Aerospace
  • ARFF Operations (Airport Rescue Fire Fighting)
  • Airport Operations