About this Training Course 

The energy sector is now moving towards using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones in a variety of key operational tasks. From 3D aerial mapping to maintenance and safety inspections of critical assets, the use of drones allows for exhaustive, round-the-clock data collection and surveillance, all delivered in real-time. This will assist technical personnel involved to be better informed and prepared in carrying out their functions. The use of drones can significantly improve operations due to time efficiencies achieved and the lowered risks involved in carrying out the tasks involved.

This 3-day classroom and practical instructional program is targeted at individuals or teams who are planning to be drone pilots, and who have a need to ‘hit the ground running’. Trainees will gain a working knowledge of UAV system classification, roles and command and control options. UAV design considerations, payloads and limitations are studied, culminating in challenging UAV design, mission planning and flight operations according to aviation standards and also practical exercises.

This is an intermediate level course with in-depth consideration of operational and maintenance difficulties.

Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the following:

  • UAV Terms & Definitions
  • Spectrum Management, Datalinks & Apps
  • UAV Basic Principles
  • UAV System Design & Practical Exercise
  • Human Factors & CRM
  • UAV Types & Roles
  • UAV Concepts of Operations (CONOPS)
  • UAV Components & Systems
  • Mission Planning & Mapping
  • Payload & Sensor Options
  • UAV Licensing & Regulations
  • UAV Maintenance & Logistics
  • UAV Case Studies & Lessons Learned
  • Auto Piloting & Safety
  • This course is targeted for engineers or technical professionals in the energy industry who are responsible or involved in the following activities or projects: Powerline Inspection, Asset Integrity Inspection and Aerial Surveying
  • Prerequisites: Basic Knowledge of UAV or Drones.