This course is not scheduled during the Non-Credit semester.Click Here to see when this course is scheduled.
Drone video and photographs are seen in many of todays movies, television shows and commercials. Hobbyists and professionals are using aerial technology for fun and profit. The Federal Aviation Administration recently issued its part 107 rules for small unmanned aircraft system drones. Remote pilots flying for commercial pay or profit (including YouTube ads) must be certified after passing that 107 FAA test. Business flight missions meeting these standards are emphasized. This introductory course presents engineering applications where drones can save money over conventional methods of data gathering. Surveying, construction monitoring, bridge & infrastructure inspection topics are covered, as are the basics of drone flying and video editing, plus FAA rules and privacy concerns. A drone will be demonstrated, but not flown in the classroom. This course offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers. Instructor: Peter J. Tavino, Jr. Owner of New York and Connecticut Drone Video and Peter J. Tavino, Jr., Professional Engineering Corp. Mr. Tavino is a licensed professional civil engineer in New York, Connecticut and Florida with a master of science degree in Engineering from Columbia University. His career began in New York City as a structural and soils engineer, and then as a suburban land developer, subdividing acreage, building roads and selling lots. In 2008 he formed Litchfield Geothermal and was an active trainer and instructor in ground source heating and cooling. In 2016 Mr. Tavino passed the Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 remote pilot test and formed New York and Connecticut Drone Video. Mr. Tavino lectures and gives an introductory overview of drone applications for engineers.