Date(s): March 5 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

UAS: Best Practices for Their Use in Inspections

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Scott Burgess, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Price by Jan. 29: $490 Member | $720 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $635 Member | $925 Nonmember

This course examines the use of small uncrewed aircraft systems (sUAS, or drones) to conduct airborne inspections. Attendees will examine the critical elements of safe and efficient flight operations, including data collection, processing, and transfer; communications; pre- and post-flight planning; and sUAS regulations. These elements are essential to planning and conducting safe inspection operations and developing mission profiles. Attendees will have an opportunity to prepare elements of an sUAS operations plan for later implementation.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, attendees will have learned:

  • Fundamental concepts, critical elements, and requirements for inspections with sUAS
  • The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for sUAS operation for inspection missions
  • Hardware and software available to enable sUAS inspections
  • The elements of sUAS inspection data collection, processing, and transfer
  • Requirements for productive, purposeful, and responsible use of sUAS.

Instructor Bio

Scott Burgess is a full-time faculty member in the Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus, College of Aeronautics, Department of Flight. He served 27 years in the US Army and graduated from the US Army Command and Staff College and the US Air Force Air Command and Staff College. He has more than 36 years of aviation experience in military and civil aviation organizations and is qualified on seven military and civilian helicopters. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, a master of aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a PhD from Northcentral University.

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