This past fall, about 15 students went to drone school. Or rather, they took part in an intensive two-day workshop with both classroom learning and practical sessions. The inaugural Utility Training Academy for Unmanned Aerial Systems was hosted by NM Group, Phoenix Air and the Unmanned Safety Institute.
The program included flights for T-line and D-line asset maintenance inspection, line-pulling, and LiDAR for engineering ratings, greenfield design and utility vegetation management.
The next academies will take place in both Spring and Fall 2016. Because of the hands-on nature of the course, places are limited. We advise delegates to book early to avoid disappointment.