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Drone Class For Beginners / Increase Safety and Improve Efficiency

  • September 10, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites - 825 N Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
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TREC Approved Course #42376

Learn everything you need to know to get started. Drones have proven themselves to be a valuable tool for home inspectors. They provide a safe and effective method to gather high-definition imagery of roofs and other areas where damage can occur. This intensive Workshop will teach students how to safely and effectively maneuver their aircraft in order to gather and analyze the data necessary for a successful inspection.

Guest Speaker Wayne Baker of 460-Ops
Wayne Baker is a 24 year veteran of the fire service and is currently a full time Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator. Throughout his career he has consistently sought out new technology that can save the lives of the public as well as public safety personnel. Over the past three years he has operated UAS on numerous fires, rescues incidents, lost victim searches, and has assisted on law enforcement operations. He has also developed several training courses, as well as tactics and policies that will help departments utilize this new technology to enhance public safety. He also serves as a member of the North Central Texas Public Safety UAS Response Team (PSURT). Wayne Baker currently operates UAS under Public Safety COAs and is an FAA licensed UAS Remote Pilot. 

Topics Covered:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations for commercial drones.
  • What to consider before you purchase your new drone.
  • Drone models and equipment
  • Drones and the weather, when to fly your drone and when not to
  • Step-by-step guide to registering your drone.
  • Drone safety guidelines and flight checklist.
  • Industry trends, forecasts, jobs and market projections
  • Learn to get the best shots. The use of aerial photography and taking the perfect picture depend on the angel and height of your drone.
  • Learn about other opportunities to earn money with your drone outside of home inspections.

Drone Rules and FAA Regulations

  • The Basics of Part 107 Regulations
  • Registering Your Drone
  • Operation Limitations
  • FAA Compliance
  • Flying Visual Line-of-Sight

National Airspace System (NAS)

  • Special Use Airspace
  • Class B – G Airspaces

Reading Sectional Charts

  • What is a Sectional Chart
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Airport and Radio Frequencies
  • Maximum Elevation Figures

Airport Operations

  • Reading a Chart Supplement
  • Right-of-Way
  • Towered vs. Untowered Airports

Weather and Micrometeorology

  • Clouds, Ceilings and Visibility
  • Moisture, Fog and Frost
  • Wind and Currents
  • Stable vs. Unstable Air

Drone Flight Operations

  • Pre-Flight Checklist
  • Hazardous Flight Operations
  • Lost Link Procedures
  • Radio Communications
  • 5 Hazardous Attitudes

Practice Tests, Cram Sheet & FAA Exam

  • Practice Tests
  • Test Day Checklist
  • Using IACRA to apply for your Remote Pilot Certificate


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