PAYLOAD COURSES

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PAYLOAD COURSES

UAV Industries offers specialised aerial courses for aspiring or existing commercial drone pilots, that compliment our core drone pilot training course, the Remote Pilot Licence (RPL).

As a start, we have two key focus courses:  the use of drones/UAVs for wildlife surveying and for basic vegetation mapping.

If you are interested in doing a specialized aerial course that does not appear on this page, please contact us at training@flyuavi.com and we’ll look at getting your specialist field added to our syllabus.

The use of drones for wildlife surveys and wildlife censuses

Topics covered:

  • The Primary survey objectives
  • Advantages using UAVs for wildlife surveys
  • Potential challenges using UAVs for wildlife surveys
  • Equipment requirements
  • Total area count and applications
  • Reconnaissance survey
    • Sample size and precision
    • Sample survey calibration
  • Factors potentially affecting accuracy and precision
  • Spatial characteristics of targeted species
  • Analyses and interpretation of survey data
  • Introduction to applicable statistical analyses
  • Examples of survey data analyses and interpretation. Real wildlife survey data will used
  • Planning and execution of a simple test survey

Drones for basic aerial vegetation assessments

Topics covered:

  • Defining survey objectives
  • UAVs for vegetation assessments
  • Advantages using UAVs
  • Potential challenges and limitations using UAVs
  • Summary of methodologies and basic steps
  • Equipment and software/app requirements
  • Factors potentially affecting accuracy and precision and ways to address such factors
  • Preparation and interpretation of data collected
  • The use of mapping / GIS (Geographic Information System) software & Output of results