Friday, December 14, 2018
Clark University MetroWest Campus
333 Turnpike Road (Route 9), Southborough, MA (off I-495, Exit 23A)
8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration; 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Seminar
Speaker: Colin Romberger
Chief Pilot, sUAS Operations Consultant, DARTdrones
In the 2-years since the Federal Aviation Administration introduced regulatory framework for the regular use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or “Drones,” in commercial capacities within the United States, over 100,000 individuals have obtained the necessary FAA certifications required to operate them. Many “early adopters” have been utilizing sUAS for photogrammetric mapping and modeling applications and it is expected that this number will continue to rise rapidly over the coming years.
Join us for an educational seminar to review various case studies illustrating how multiple industries have been utilizing sUAS for aerial mapping and modeling and gain new insight into how tightly the future of both land survey and unmanned aircraft are intertwined from the nation’s leading sUAS training and consultation organization, DARTdrones Inc.!
In addition to the the case study briefing, a review of the current usefulness of sUAS from both an operational effectiveness and regulatory view point will also be discussed. The event will include with a live demonstration of an autonomous sUAS flight to capture aerial imaging for photogrammetric processing. This seminar will conclude with a representative of Cloud City Drones discussing DJI Drones, a versatile platform for flying thermal or visual sensors so teams can capture high quality data for detailed and accurate maps, orthomosaics and 3D models.
About the Speakers:
Colin Romberger, Chief Pilot, sUAS Operations Consultant, DARTdrones
As Chief Pilot and lead sUAS Operations Consultant for DARTdrones Colin Romberger is responsible for the coordination of sUAS Operations Consultation Services tailored to the specific use cases and operating environments of our corporate clients. Colin has consulted and trained numerous Fortune 500 and government clients on the use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for various applications within the Construction, Energy, Insurance, Engineering, Broadcasting, and Public Works sectors. As an operator of commercial unmanned aircraft systems since 2014, Colin was one of the first individuals to secure a Section 333 Exemption from the FAA for unmanned aircraft operations in southcentral Pennsylvania and continues to operate an sUAS services company focused on aerial mapping and inspection applications.
A lifelong enthusiast of all things that fly, Colin has accumulated a wealth of experience in variety of aviation industry sectors over the past 30 years. In 2016, Colin received his M.S. in Unmanned Systems from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, where his studies focused on both commercial sUAS operations, as well as High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) systems. In addition to his work with unmanned systems, Colin is also a licensed skydiver and former instructor with over 1500 recorded jumps, and he holds multiple FAA Airman Certificates for manned aircraft operations. An avid aerobatic pilot and father of 5, Colin loves flying with his wife and kids whenever he can!
Christopher Williams, Enterprise Sales, Cloud City Drones
Chris Williams the owner and CEO of Cloud City Drones, a professional drone store in Warwick, Rhode Island will present some of the latest offerings from DJI the number one UAS manufacturer in the world. As a DJI Authorized Enterprise Dealer, Cloud City Drones specializes in the needs of businesses interested in enhancing their abilities using UAS technology in surveying, mapping, and law enforcement.
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018
Registration fees are $200/person for MALSCE members and $250/person for non-members. See form for details. Registration fee includes a continental breakfast, two snack breaks, lunch and all seminar handouts. Registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
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