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  1. For aerially inspecting wind turbines and other structures, drone pilots come into action. During our mission in Texas, drone pilot Andrew Haskins from National Drone Pros learned how to operate the Sterblue App — in one day. Andrew is also part of the DroneBase network. Sterblue Engineer & Instructor Ignacio with drone Pilot Andrew inspecting wind turbines in Texas Drones with Sterblue software are already flying in four continents and twelve countries. As our company is growing, our pilot network needs to grow as well. Indeed, we need to rely on experienced drone pilots distributed all over the world in order to ensure fast and high-quality inspection processes. But how does the training for the Sterblue App look like? And who can fly a drone for Sterblue? Get some insights from our training with Andrew who now operates for Sterblue in the US. How does the training look like? Being trained to the Sterblue App on field can seamlessly be done in one day! The App allows to fly automatically around the three blades and four faces of a wind turbine. The production downtime is then optimized with a highly standardized data collection phase. Our training process is carried out in three steps: Pilot qualification interview (30 minutes) Online training (45 minutes) Onsite training (1 day) Before the actual training, we introduce ourselves in a 30 minute interview and check about our past experiences as well as future expectations. This is followed by an online training session, consisting of videos, exercises and tests. Here, the learner can gain insights into the Sterblue solution in an interactive way. The online training can be completed in 45 minutes. After passing the first two steps, we start the actual onsite training. For learning how to inspect wind turbines, Andrew joined our experienced Sterblue drone pilot on field in Texas. We believe that involving the pilot in a real mission provides the best learning experience. On the first day of operation, we met at the wind farm in Texas for a safety walk, before heading out to the first turbine. While training pilots to our App, we take as much time as needed in inspecting the first structures. This way, we can ensure that the pilot is fully comfortable and understands each point of the mission and the App. While inspecting the first turbine for about three hours, Andrew was in control of the drone the entire time with the supervision of our Sterblue instructor. Sterblue App: details of a wind turbine from the Sterblue mission in Texas During the following two days, he kept on inspecting wind turbines guided by a Sterblue instructor. This way, he increased his productivity with the Sterblue solution while ensuring good quality inspections. At the end of his training, Andrew inspected ten wind turbines in one day and a half. On his next project for Sterblue at the end of July, Andrew will inspect 29 wind turbines in less than one week. The perspectives of working with us are promising: the US wind market is big and there is a constant need for inspecting and maintaining wind turbines. How to become a Sterblue drone pilot? In order to create good conditions for the inspection process, you need to meet requirements in terms of Experience Location Equipment License At Sterblue, we look for professional drone operators being experienced from working in the industry. To follow on customer projects all over the world, our drone operators are distributed globally. This is to ensure that each drone inspector can act locally, for long and frequent travels to be avoided. For some upcoming projects, we are especially looking for drone operators in the US. Operating for Sterblue, you need to have specific equipment: Our Sterblue App and 3d automatic navigation software is compatible with the whole DJI product line. Preferably, we are using the DJI Matrice 200 series. Also, you need to be a licensed drone pilot in the country of your operation. If you are interested in working with us, please reach out for us here. We are also looking for pilots for our power grids market! Ignacio and Andrew after the wind turbine inspections
  2. Greetings. After many years as a photographer and an RC CP Helicopter Pilot, I've finally put the 2 together to start a new venture. I'm interested in piloting for just about anything at this time, but I intend to get into inspection and agricultural survey, or emergency response. I was a remote duty medic for the Commercial Deep Sea Diving industry, and have worked in Emergency Medical Services for most of my adult life in one capacity or another, usually as a volunteer. I'm in the process of forming a new company to provide my services.
  3. In case you need to monitor power lines, look for damage on oil pipelines, check border fences you are flying beyond line of sight often in areas without terrestrial networks, thus using satellite communication. Getting real time images or videos to the control center is a cost intensive situation. Here our solution can help you save up to 99% of bandwidth and cost by only transmitting relevant content in high definition while sending standard content only in preview quality. In case of video it can be a reduced frame rate. Check out the RAIDO Mission Critical Multimedia Communication Suite at http://www.raidosystem.com/ by http://www.ansur.no/ See here the video of our test case: Cobham AVIATOR UAV200 SatCom link via Inmarsat on a Nexus-II drone with RAIDO software on board: http://uav200.com/experience/#ansur-nexus-II-aviator-uav200
  4. I am looking to hire a small size established or startup company, or even an individual, who is/are willing to grow the industrial drone business and have interest within the Oil&Gas space. And through my company's investment; all will grow together. The drone personnel/division will be working with the NDT (Non Destructive Testing) division of the company. You can reach me at (rmattar@amerapex.com).
  5. Hi there, I recently read some articles about UAVs being used for the purpose of structural inspections of offshore oil platforms and the cargo tanks of ships. Having worked operationally in the maritime industry for the last 16 years, in both the offshore energy and merchant sectors, I was wondering if I can help any UAV professionals get started in these markets. There is definitely lot of room for UAV service and product development in the maritime industry, so depending on your needs, I can help you understand the maritime industry better and identify local opportunities wherever you are in the world. If you are interested in developing new UAV related software and hardware, which may engage, entertain or help improve the safety and welfare of sea-goers, I would be happy to provide input and give advise. Just let me know! All the best Thom
  6. Hey you all, Droneography747 here and I'm in Chicago no experience, but I fly every day. I'm a Hvac tech but I'm looking to join the droner community and start doing it part time I want to actually do wind farms any advice I have the mavic pro and willing to update if I have to i have no photography or videography skills but willing to learn.
  7. Hi UAV Coach Community, We are excited to announce the launch of our new website! Please check it out and let me know what you think about the site - I would love to get the communities feedback. I am happy to talk with community members about how we developed the content and stayed within a aggressive budget!! Check out https://www.launchuas.com/ to learn more about all of our aerial service offers - we produce a great newsletter every three months - sign up! Also, please check out and follow our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram Pages too! Thanks The Launch UAS Team
  8. Hi all, I have recently started a new job with a company that is producing the next generation of drones. Without giving too much away, our drones will significantly increase the flight time, distance and payload capabilities that that restrict existing drones. Our drones will also be able to withstand greater environmental conditions i.e. higher wind and heavier rainfall. As with existing drones, our next generation drone can be used in a multitude of markets from sports, film & entertainment recording, commercial, search & rescue, Inspection, emergency response, Oil & Gas, renewable energy, delivery companies etc. I would like to hear from anyone that has came across operations that have been restricted by current drone limitations or who may have an application that our technological advances would be advantageous. Regards Chris
  9. Does Anyone out there have any information regarding inspections inside a metal building with high levels of EMF. These inspections are important to me and i need to find a way to control an Inspire 1 for the mean time. If any other models or components will work please advise. I am on an Innovation Team and we have come a long way to get stalled out a little bit. Please help with any knowledge or suggestions possible. Mr. Perlman do you have any ideas? Where to go for more information?
  10. Greetings to all, As a group the question is what are our services worth? What should an inspector get paid for the photos, 3d map and geotagged information. This is outside of the actual assessment of the object ( bridge, tower, mound of matieral) in question. Per hour? Per object? Per square meter? Tell us your thoughts. Good Journey Richie Rogers
  11. i am close to starting my business. But the one thing i have not figured out is pricing. What are people charging for real estate filming or photography I'm also interested in doing aerial inspections. .Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Frank OneDRONE LLC