Wednesday, June 23, 2021

SF Drone School Research Center Open House May 6th

We will be hosting an open house as part of this year’s Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. The public is invited to come on out to Treasure Island to see live product demonstrations from vendors like DroneDeploy, PropellerAero, Skyefish, Pix4D and others.

This is an opportunity for the public to tour the facilities and see what we do at SFDSRC.

“We offer a wide verity of classes from learning how to build, fly, getting your Part 107 and everything in between. It is all about building a culture of safety and getting drone operators off on the right foot.” – Werner von Stein

While we offer training, we have also expanded into research to validate manufacturers claims as well as application processes and use cases for gathering data with drones.

One of our latest projects includes using a DJI Matrice 100 with FLIR XT camera to look for duck eggs. Werner manufactured a few battery powered control eggs to heat up to the temperature ranges that vary between exposed eggs and those with a duck fresh off of the nest.

“The goal is not to be critical, but to integrate hardware and software solutions to find out what works together or, if there are easier more efficient ways to get the data you are looking for.” – Werner von Stein

Need to test your sUAS/sRPAS system? Why travel to the middle of nowhere when you can be in the middle of it all? Not fond of 120 temperatures, killer bees, per diem and travel costs? Everyone knows how expensive it can be to take the team on the road. That is no longer an issue as we can accommodate and assist your company’s testing and evaluation needs. We have a current FAA Night Waiver, plenty of Part 107 pilots, test directors, liability insurance, and the facilities to provide logistics as well as repairs and storage.

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Patrick Egan
Editor in Field, sUAS News Americas Desk | Patrick Egan is the editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. Experience in the field includes assignments with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab investigating solutions on future warfare research projects. Instructor for LTA (Lighter Than Air) ISR systems deployment teams for an OSD, U.S. Special Operations Command, Special Surveillance Project. Built and operated commercial RPA prior to 2007 FAA policy clarification. On the airspace integration side, he serves as director of special programs for the RCAPA (Remote Control Aerial Photography Association).