Flying a collision resilient drone such as the Elios, in confined spaces, is not alike flying any other drone. It is a completely different flight paradigm that has its own set of technics and factors of influence such as light, surface reflection, dust, protruding obstacles, airflow turbulence, or size of openings.
Experience shows that the level of preparation of a mission has a direct consequence on its success. That is true of every drone mission and no exception is made to those performed indoor with Elios. To ensure efficiency and accuracy, a lot of consideration must be given to the assessment of a mission’s difficulty and the identification of the appropriate pilot to perform it.
For that reason, Flyability has put in place a complete certification and training program that brings drone pilots from discovering the particularities of piloting a drone indoor, beyond line of sight, to being experts able to perform the most difficult indoor inspection missions. Most importantly, the certification criteria test the pilots on their ability to assess the difficulty of a mission and put their own piloting skills into perspective.
“Making sure that every Elios pilot is properly trained and is conscious of his level of expertise, is a mission that we take very seriously,” says Charles Rey, Training Manager at Flyability. “Being able to assess the difficulty of an inspection and staff it with the right pilot is essential to maximize the savings that can be realized thanks to a well-prepared mission.” To promote that effort, the initial training that leads to the first certification level is included in the purchase of every Elios drone.
Based on criteria defined by professional pilots with extensive mission track records and in-depth knowledge of Elios’ deployment in the field, each certification level is directly built from practical experience and is applicable to real scenarios. The four certification levels gradually require more expertise and involvement from the pilot, and thanks to Flyability’s mission assessment matrix, a pilot can easily assess if he is sufficiently trained to perform a given mission.
As a pilot, holding a Flyability certification is the most effective way to get recognition for his piloting skills. For a drone fleet manager, it is an efficient way to ensure the success of all missions, know which pilot to staff on a given mission, and eventually maximize ROI while using indoor inspection UAV technology. Upon successful certification, a pilot is registered in a central database allowing Elios owners to query for pilots in good standing with Flyability certifications.
For more information about Flyability’s pilot certification and training offering visit: https://www.flyability.com/training and download the brochure.
Flyability is at work around the globe enabling new training partners to facilitate access to a proper training. In this effort, Flyability has partnered with the Commercial UAV Expo and is organizing its first training not only reserved for existing customers, giving an opportunity to discover the possibilities offered by Elios and get proficient before making a purchase decision. The training will take place on US ground, in Las Vegas, from the 23rd to the 27th of October.
More information about this training opportunity can be found at the following link:
“We’re thrilled that Flyability has chosen to hold training sessions in conjunction with Commercial UAV Expo. The Flyability Elios is an exciting technology for professionals charged with inspecting interiors. Because Commercial UAV Expo attracts such professionals, including from power generation, oil and gas, and construction, holding the training during our event makes perfect sense,” says Lisa Murray, Director of Commercial UAV Expo. “Additional vendors and organizations likewise recognized the value of co-locating trainings, symposia and workshops during Commercial UAV Expo, including ASPRS, AirGon, MicaSense and Pix4D. We’re proud that they have chosen Commercial UAV Expo as a venue and we’re pleased to be able to offer additional educational opportunities to our audience.”
Flyability is also looking, globally, for new training centers who would like to become official training partners with Flyability. Interested parties can get more information by reaching out to Flyability at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org