UAV Master class

Diversify your skillset and experience through new, challenging flying environments and objectives.  Designed for those with significant flight experience that are comfortable with most aspects of UAV operation, the Master Class will take your program to the next level.  Guest experts, peer collaboration, and access to restricted flying locations provides for a truly unique and beneficial conference.  Only a small portion of this 4 day workshop will be spent in a classroom setting.  The majority of time will be spent in the field, honing new flying skills in a variety of unique environments.  Our goal is to safely push the limits of our flying capabilities through objective-based flying in unfamiliar skies.  Registration is limited, applications are required to attend.

 
 
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Guest Experts

We plan to host 2 industry experts to present their craft and collaborate directly with you and your site-specific questions.  Pulling from their experience, you will be able to approach your operation in a new mindset.


Peer Collaboration

Collaborating with other peers, you'll have the opportunity to discuss past experiences, new ideas, and best practices gives you the ability to learn from other's mistakes and energize your program back home.  Relationships created in the field can prove invaluable in the future as questions arise or advice is needed.

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unique flying opportunities

Our first flights will take place in the heart of the Rocky Mountains outside of Ogden, UT.  Weather permitting, we'll fly near the world-class Snowbasin Ski Resort, surveying a communications tower at 9,000' elevation.  Day 2 we'll hit the road and travel south to Moab, UT, home of two national parks, two state parks, and some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet.  Infrared surveys of an industrial mining site will segue to optional sunset/sunrise flights available to any that wish to participate.  After lunch on Day 3, we will depart for the Hanksville/Caineville area for some truly incredible aerial mapping opportunities near Goblin Valley.  Day 4 we'll return to Ogden, discuss media management and editing practices in depth, and conclude with a dinner presentation highlighting data collected from all flying locations.

 

DATES

October 29 - Nov 2, 2018 - SOLD OUT

April TBD, 2019

TUITION

$2495 

LOGISTICS

Airport - Salt Lake City International (SLC)

Please book hotels based on the following schedule;

 

Lunch will be provided on Monday and Thursday.  Dinner will be provided on Thursday evening.  We will be traveling to Moab (4 hour drive) in a large Sprinter passenger van and will have room for anybody that would like to ride together.

If you are not able to bring your own drone, you will need to rent or purchase a unit.  If you are attending with an associate, you may share a drone between 2 people as we employ the Pilot/Visual Observer method when flying. The DJI Mavic Pro or the DJI Phantom 4 (HD, Pro) are recommended.  If you need to rent a drone, please contact eric@fmdrones.com as soon as possible.

Complete details, itinerary, agenda, packing lists, locations, etc will be provided upon registration.  For any specific questions please reach out to eric@fmdrones.com