DSLRPros is now offering a complete UAS certification program at the company headquarters in Los Angeles with the Advanced UAS Operator Training course. This curriculum consists of four separate classes; each geared for students of varying UAS skill levels, from novice to expert. This comprehensive training program has something for everyone – from learning the basics of UAS operation and part 107 preparation to advanced, specialized techniques such as 3D mapping, nighttime operations, and public safety use cases. Participants can choose to take one, some, or all of the courses available. In each class, students will receive hands-on experience flying the latest drone technology.

Beginners will be well suited to start with our introductory class, Fundamentals of UAS Technology and Operations. Participants will learn UAS piloting skills, safety protocols, emergency procedures, maintenance management, and FAA Part 107 certification preparation.

The second class in the course, UAS Operations for Public Safety Applications, has been developed specifically for Public Safety Agencies. Students will learn the skills needed to operate drones in a wide variety of emergencies, including Search and Rescue, hazmat, brushfires, law enforcement situations, emergency scene mapping/reconstruction, and more. The class also covers essential information on the requirements of starting and running a drone program within a public safety agency.

UAS Operations for Mapping, Surveying and Inspection is designed for UAS operations in construction, industrial inspection, agriculture, and other verticals requiring the creation of highly accurate 2D and 3D imaging. Students will learn to create 2D maps, 3D orthomosaic maps, point clouds, and 360º panoramic imaging using thermal, LiDAR, and visual sensors with centimeter-level accuracy. The class will also cover imaging processing software to generate, analyze and visualize aerial survey outputs.

For experienced pilots, UAS Nighttime Operations Training is focused exclusively on the complexities of safe and efficient use of drones at night. Students will learn the FAA requirements for the use of UAS in darkness and create risk mitigation strategies for nighttime operations. Using state-of-the-art thermal imaging equipment, each student will log at least two hours of nighttime UAS operations.

Special pricing is available when booking multiple classes.

Our advanced training curriculum has been developed and is led by veteran UAS expert Derrick Ward, DSLRPros’ Director of Public Safety. Derrick has 33 years of experience working in Public Safety and is the Co-Lead UAS Pilot and Trainer for one of the largest safety agencies in the country.

  1. Fundamentals of UAS Technology and Operations
  2. UAS Operations for Public Safety Applications
  3. UAS Operations for Mapping, Surveying and Inspection
  4. UAS Nighttime Operations Training