If you provide drone services and you either currently own or have considered adding the Elios to your drone operations and UAV fleet, YOU MUST take this course! Not a similar course, but THIS Exact course designed by MFE under the guidelines, standards, and requirements from Flyability. Acuren‘s Ryan Hall completed this course at MFE Rentals, Inc. – New Lenox Illinois. This is a first class, no “sugar coating” course given by Mike Vanovermeir. Piloting the Elios is not enough; the techniques, advice, and experience provided by Mike is not something you want to “learn while on a job site” MFE actually configured their site with obstacles, effects, and wrote scenarios with mission objectives. When you break into a sweat and your hands are shaking on the controller in a training environment, that means the exercise is well designed! As we said in the military, “train as you fight” and this course was spot on.”
I received the Flyability certificate from last week’s confined space training seminar at MFE Rentals near Chicago. I truly thought that owning my own drones for years would prepare for what I would encounter, I was wrong. The maneuvers and obstacle course for this program will literally have you so frustrated in the start but feeling complete elation at the end. It was a monster emotional rollercoaster and I learned so much!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
SPECIALIZED TRAINING COURSES ARE OPEN TO ALL PILOTS WILLING TO IMPROVE THEIR PILOTING SKILLS AND TO LEARN INDUSTRY OR USE-CASE SPECIFIC BEST PRACTICES WITH REGARDS TO USING ELIOS.
Drone-based indoor and confined space inspection can be a real challenge. Even the most experienced outdoor drone pilots need to adapt their reflexes, habits, and techniques when it comes to flying indoors. When piloting indoors and beyond the line of sight you need to consider dust, smoke, protruding objects, falling objects, hanging objects or chains, loss of communication, and of course the risk of not finding your way back.
At MFE, we offer introductory and specialized training for maneuvering the ELIOS in confined spaces on our drone obstacle course built on-site. Our ELIOS training program is a mix of theory and practice, and drone pilots will go through the entire process of a mission, from preparation to realization and data post-processing.
All exercises are following the same pattern:
- Explanation of the objective with documented pictures.
- Primary risk assessment using the Mission Difficulty Assessment Card, and a portfolio of photos of the asset.
- Reconnaissance flight.
- Risk assessment review (compared to the evaluation of our expert).
- Flight plan (the more we progress in the program, the more we will emphasize the flight plan).
- Perform the exercise (assessment of pilot performances).
Additionally, if you plan to perform a mission that requires advanced or expert piloting skills according to our Mission Difficulty Assessment Card and you are not certified accordingly, following a specialized training course is probably the best way to conduct a safe and competent flight.
Inquire About the ELIOS Training Class
MFE Inspection Solutions-Chicago:
Phone: (815) 717-8274
12552 West Harvey Drive
New Lenox, IL 60451
MFE Inspection Solutions-Houston:
Phone: (832) 230-4650
6025 Fairmont Pkwy
Pasadena, TX 77505