Blue Oak Ranch Reserve

Blue Oak Ranch Reserve

Drones for Data Capture

Blue Oak Ranch Reserve

October 3-4, 2016

The Drones for Data Capture Course has been built from best practices and is designed to provide essential aeronautical information and skills to use drones for aerial photography, videography, mapping and data capture. Topics include FAA part 107 regulations and guidance documents, the physics of drones and flight mechanics, mission planning and data processing. No prior knowledge is required for entry into the course.

Join us for this two-day workshop at the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve. Your course fee includes meals and accommodations.  Course participation is limited to 16.

Cost: $295 plus PayPal fees. (+ $8.86)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the safety concerns, laws and ethics related to unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • Identify and understand the function of each component part.
  • Understand flight dynamics; lift, drag, thrust, weight, roll, pitch, yaw, altitude, heading and velocity.
  • Conduct a successful preflight checklist.
  • Safely fly and land the Parrot Bepob.
  • Use the Bepob 360 app to create panoramic images.
  • Use the Flight Plan App to code and control your drone.
  • Plan autonomous missions.
  • Use the Pix4D Capture app for nadir, oblique and free flight missions.
  • Understand the basics of Pix4D Mapper to convert image data into georeferenced maps and models.

ParrotCourse Supplies:

  • Guide to FAA part 107 Rules and Regulations
  • Guide to Mission Planning
  • Preflight Checklist
  • Parrot Bebop

About the Instructor:

Tom Jennings is a FAA licensed pilot with over a 1000 unmanned flight hours. He is the owner and operator of CloudD8ta LLC. He specializes in data acquisition and analysis and has trained pilots for Bechtel, Clayco and Komatsu. When he is not flying or raising his kids you can find him in the backcountry of the Sierra skiing, hiking or biking near his home in Tahoe City.

This course is brought to you by a partnership with CloudD8ta and Parrot.