- Theoretical Training (2 hours)
- Night UAV Flight Test (30 min)
- DINNER (45 min)
- Sunset: 6:10pm
- Night Flight begins: 6:45pm
- In-field flight time (~2 hours)
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Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS or “Drones”) have become a staple in the toolkit of videographers/photographers, and with good reason; sUAS are used not only to create beautiful video from new (and previously unobtainable angles), but to collect data that can be used for other production content. Cost effective, risk-reduced, and often able to capture images in places that are generally inaccessible, this is not surprising that video professionals are rapidly adding sUAS to their production kit.
This field trip is designed for those either evaluating sUAS or who have recently acquired an sUAS for production use. Attendees will be able to fly with top instructors who are there not just to share best practices, they’re ready to address any questions or concerns ranging from standard practices, maintenance, or regulatory changes. This is a hands-on training course.
Each instructor will have small groups of student pilots so that we can fit the training to suit your needs and answer your individual questions. An average of 3 staff members per every 10 students assures that you will leave with the information and the practice that you need to improve your UAV skills.
Registration includes: catered lunch, drinks, snacks and hands-on instruction. Attendees will finish the course with confidence, knowledge, a guidebook, and certificate of training.
This two-day training course will cover the major areas of the FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test. Course will cover Regulations, National Airspace System (NAS), Weather, Loading and Performance, and Operations.
Each participant will be provided a prep-test manual and will have an opportunity to work with aeronautical charts and learn to identify location, airspaces, restricted areas, military operation areas and other special use airspaces. Each participant will understand the regulations with UAV operations including distance from clouds, registering aircraft, weight limits and more. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be well prepared with required knowledge and resources to complete the Part 107 Initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test.
Included in this course we will discuss real-world situations for commercial UAV pilots and mitigation of challenging situations. Examples are drones in the agricultural workflow, public safety applications, property owners, other UAV pilots, and state/federal government representatives.
Additional Learning Objectives:
- Establishing your Pre-Flight/Post-Flight procedures
- Follow-on testing material (online)
- Best UAS Practices
- FAA changes and directions
- Low Altitude Authorization Network Coordination (LAANC)
- Radio procedures
Included in the two-day workshop fee:
- Remote Pilot Test Prep 2020 manual
- Lunch each day
- Live Instructor available for your questions
FoxFury, Sundance Media Group, Pix4D, and public safety personnel have created a demonstration workflow for aerial capture of virtually any type of night forensic scene. This team will setup a mock crime scene investigation, by creating a forensic scene in the parking lot at Charleston and Grand Central, a 10 min trip from the Westgate.
The purpose of this FREE demonstration is to showcase how drones (UAVs / sUAS) are used to capture forensic evidence at the scene, in the dark, and use the data captured to create a map in 2D and 3D for law enforcement use.
FoxFury CRI Lighting Solutions will be used to illuminate the surrounding area to aid with photo and video capture of the crime scene. The SMG team will pilot an Autel Evo and a Yuneec H520 to capture color-correct aerial images to be processed in Pix4Dmapper LIVE onsite into a 2D map. The SMG team will share how the placement and level of lighting are key components to the workflow as well as using Ground Control Points, from Hoodman, to assist in accuracy for the post-production process in Pix4D.
This workflow is relevant for virtually any type of night scene capture.
Cameras are permitted. Please; no photography during drone flights.
We will also be showcasing the new AEE Mach 4 aircraft with a mounted FoxFury prime light. This new sUAS solution will be a great addition to the Public Safety toolkit.
With special thanks to the LVMPD for their continued support of our #NightCSI demonstrations.
About the Workshop
Sundance Media Group (SMG) will offer practical Night UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, otherwise known as drone) flight training course to equip UAV pilots with the knowledge, skills and confidence to pilot your UAV at night safely, efficiently and effectively.
Greater than 70 percent of our flying information comes through the eye and the eye is easily fooled at night. This is compounded by the inexperienced pilot alternating views between a tabled/lighted display and the position of the UAV in the sky. Night flying has a higher accident rate than identical day flying, both in UAV and manned aviation. Why? Depth perception is severely distorted, as is reaction time. There are also visual illusions that need to be recognized and mitigated. This session will provide information that will allow pilots to sidestep these challenges, while properly assessing and managing the risks associated with night flight (as waived per Part 107.29). You’ll also learn the foundation of applying for a COW/COA for night flight from an experienced night-flight pilot
Theoretical Training (2 hours)
The workshop will begin with a comprehensive theory session classroom style, then we head out to the night flight location for some practical experience. Topics to be covered during the classroom portion:
- FAA rules of night UAV flight (What is a 107.29 waiver?)
- Different types of visual illusions that commonly occur at night
- Autokinesis and night landing Illusions and how to avoid them
- Equipment setup
- Risk Mitigation
- Importance of acclimating your eye for night flight & avoid light contamination
- Foundation of applying for a COW/COA for night flight from an experienced night-flight pilot
This workshop is designed to provide all the necessary information needed to empower pilots to sidestep these challenges, while properly assessing and managing the risks associated with night flight (as waived per Part 107.29). *This workshop includes a certificate of night flight training, which can be used to expedite your FAA waiver.
After a comprehensive theory session, we will travel to the nearby night flight location for some practical experience. We’ll present different types of visual illusions that commonly occur at night. In this practical hands-on class, we will discuss visual illusions as well as best practices for night flying. We will cover Autokinesis and Night Landing Illusions and how to avoid them. We will also discuss acclimating your eye for night flight. We will also cover the use of lights to illuminate our subjects and how to avoid “light contamination” in our eyes.
- Practical Flight Training (2 hours) (In the field!)
- Overview of pre-planning checklist
- Outline for the day
- Wind Speed/weather check
- Location overview: On-site walkthrough of potential obstacles/issues
- Safety & Emergency procedures (requirement of aircraft lighting)
- Equipment check, site setup, and basic flight controls
- Overview of Night Flight UAV flight requirements
- Airspace & notification requirements
- Communication with ground crew and Visual Observer
- UAV Night Flight with craft of choice
- Overview of pre-planning checklist
Registration with this workshop includes:
- A Night UAV Flight Handbook
- A red flashlight
- Post-Class, a certificate of completion*
*The certificate of night flight training, which can be used to expedite your FAA waiver.
Please note: UAVs outfitted with required FAA lighting systems will be provided for the attendees to fly for this workshop. Please do not bring your personal UAV as we will not be able to fly it during this workshop.
Participants should have some drone flight experience prior to taking this workshop. A 107 certification is recommended.
- Theoretical Class (including test & marking): 1:30 – 4:00 pm
- Dinner 4:30 pm
- FIELD 5:30 pm
- SUNSET 5:47 pm
- FLYING 6:20 pm – 8:20 pm
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Commercial UAV Expo is North America’s leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market, focusing on:
- Surveying & Mapping
- Civil Infrastructure
- Process, Power & Utilities
- Aggregates & Mining
- Law Enforcement, Emergency Response & Search and Rescue (SAR)
- Precision Agriculture
In the Conference Program, UAV industry experts share key insights into the issues asset owners face when implementing unmanned aerial systems (UAS), including systems selection and integration; developing enterprise workflows, guidelines and policies; data management and integration; and legal, safety and regulatory considerations. Plenary sessions and panels cover topics of interest to all end-users regardless of industry, while breakout sessions focus on UAV technology, applications and opportunities in the vertical markets listed above.
The international Exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies. Commercial UAV Expo has more exhibitors than any other commercial drone show.
Drop by our booth #1119 and say hello while you are at CommUAV2019!
We will have our AVOC on display along with products from Autel Drones, Digital Aerolus, DT Research, QYSEA FiFish, FoxFury, Pix4D, UASideKick, and Venom. We will also have our friends from Westwind Unmanned in the booth with us, so please do stop in and get a tour!
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RELEASE DATE: 10.24.2019
HIGH-INTENSITY SPOTLIGHT FOR AEE MACH™ 4 sUAS
Transformative lighting for unmanned aircraft now available
Dateline: [Las Vegas NV 10.25.2019] — Powered by FoxFury, AEE announces a 4-degree spotlight created for the AEE Mach™ 4 aircraft, providing users with a lighting system similar to helicopter-mounted spotlighting systems.
“This new lighting system powered by FoxFury is far beyond anything currently available in the unmanned industry,” said
Mike Kahn, CMO-AEE. “We are excited at the power, battery life, and the unmatched intensity of this new focused spotlight system.”
The 5000 lumen, 790 gram light is built from 6061-T6 aluminum with an IPX7 rating, and offers three intensities and a strobe function. The AEE Mach™ 4 aircraft is capable of approximately 30 minute flight with the spotlight powered by the airframe power supply due to high power efficiency.
“Our intent is to re-create the experience of a helicopter-mounted spotlight while taking into consideration the payload and power capability of an sUAS system” said Mario Cugini of FoxFury. “AEE is the first sUAS system to deploy this platform-agnostic spotlight product designed for virtually any midsized sUAS.”
The AEE Mach™ 4 sUAS system is manufactured for Public Safety, EMS, and inspection purposes, priced at $6499 with a standard 4K camera and $7499.00 with a 10X optical zoom camera. The Spotlight system is $799.00. The AEE Mach™ 4 is a point-to-point secure system with a military-grade ground station control, offering long flight time and/or heavy payload capability with retractable landing gear and
Douglas Spotted Eagle (Sundance Media Group) Director of Education says “Currently there is no product from any manufacturer which offers the intensity, battery life, and viability of in-air scene lighting for public safety, night inspection, or security purposes. We have had opportunity to beta-test this system and are exceptionally impressed with the Mach™ 4 platform carrying the FoxFury Spotlight. The focus, distance/intensity, ultra-efficient battery consumption, and heat dissipation goes well beyond anything we’ve seen in the unmanned industry.”
The AEE platform and FoxFury lighting system may be seen in action at CommUAV Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 29/30, and during the Night Flight programming from Sundance Media Group in the same week.
AEE Aviation Technology Ltd., has been a leader in developing and manufacturing professional, advanced and reliable recording equipment since 1999. This includes UAV drone systems, action cameras such as the MagicCam and police recording equipment. A pioneer in combining wireless audio and video transmission as well as image and processing and intelligent control technologies, AEE products are proudly distributed worldwide in more than 55 countries and regions across major retail chain outlets. AEE Aviation Technology, Ltd., is based in Shenzhen, China with offices in Munich, Germany and Walnut, California, USA.
Since 2003, FoxFury leads the world in cutting edge LED lighting solutions for enterprise use. The FoxFury Xtremium™ products focus on durability and speed, providing unique solutions and possibilities for first responders, unmanned pilots, enterprise professionals, and videographers in over 65 countries, distributed through the world’s largest distribution centers. FoxFury is a proud US company, with offices in Oceanside, CA.
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A two-day training event featuring a variety of training for intermediate-to-advanced level users including film, TV and video editors, motion graphics designers, colorists and producers.