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SEPTEMBER 9 to 13, RED LODGE, MONTANA
sUAS FLIGHT TRAINING COURSE

Course Curriculum

ARRIVAL

Sunday - september 8th

Checking In & Dinner

  • Travel – Ground transportation from Billings airport (BIL) to YBRA campus provided
  • Welcome, Introductions, Orientation
  • Dinner, Happy Hour, Drone Flight Demo

DAY 1

Monday - September 9th

sUAS Basics

  • Introduction, Course Overview
  • UAS Applications
  • FAA Regulations
  • Airspace Classification, Operating Requirements, Restrictions
  • Flight Training (DJI Platform)
  • Drone Basics – Platforms and Components
  • System Set Up – Connecting & Updating Your Drone
  • Mission Planning
  • Flight Display
  • Flight Preparation
  • Advanced Settings
  • Mission Specific Settings – Film, Inspection, Mapping
  • Emergencies – Situations and Procedures
  • Information and Resources

DAY 2

Tuesday - September 10th

Mapping and Modeling Day 1

  • Aerial Mapping and Modeling (Day 1 of 2)
  • Introduction to Mapping & Modeling
  • Aerial Photogrammetry
  • Getting Started with DroneDeploy
  • Flight Session 1: Collecting 2D Map Data
  • 3D Modeling
  • Using the Map Engine
  • Flight Session 2: Collecting 3D Modeling Data

DAY 3

Wednesday - September 11th

Mapping and Modeling Day 2

  • Aerial Mapping and Modeling (Day 2)
  • Analyzing Your Data
  • Map Accuracy
  • Using Ground Control Points
  • Flight Session 3: Using Ground Control Points
  • Advanced Applications
  • Multispectral Sensing
  • Thermal Sensing

DAY 4

Thursday - September 12th

Field Project

  • Capstone Field Project to be held at a historically significant landmark location*
  • High Definition RGB Imaging
  • Photogrammetry
  • Volumetrics
  • Multispectral & Thermal Sensing
*Weather and other unforeseen circumstances may impact timing and location of field project

DAY 5

friday - September 13th

Business and Operations

  • Business Operations
  • Operations Management
  • Job Preparation
  • Workflow
  • Job Safety/Safety Management
  • Incident Response
  • Organizational Management
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Insurance
  • Legal Considerations
  • Project Syntheses: DroneDeploy Output
  • Cook Out and Happy Hour

dEPARTURE

Saturday - September 14th

Travel day

  • Breakfast
  • Travel – ground transportation to Billings airport (BIL) provided

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The YBRA is a non-profit organization that was established in 1930 to "further fundamental geological science and the training of students under exceptionally favorable conditions."

YBRA conducts geology and other applied field science in the northern Rocky Mountains of Montana and Wyoming.

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