Scanifly establishes associate program to certify solar pros as drone pilots

Scanifly has launched a Surveyor Associate program to certify solar professionals as capable solar drone pilots. The program takes place monthly with four one-hour sessions. Topics covered include drone flying techniques, weather and airspace navigation, basic photography, how to build a solar drone program, and materials for passing your FAA part 107 drone licensing exam.

This is the first solar industry certificate related to drone flying. To earn the certificate, participants must attend all four sessions, pass the Scanifly short exam and pass the FAA Part 107 exam. By attending and completing all four sessions, participants are also eligible for four hours: NABCEP Credits for Continuing Education.

Tim Jackson, who heads Scanifly’s customer success division and previously built the drone program for Suncommon, is the main catalyst behind the course and materials.

“Scanifly Surveyor Associate Program gives an edge to anyone interested in getting off to a flying start to gain the skills needed to fly a drone for solar surveys and obtain your FAA 107 license,” said Candice Wyllie, owner of East Coast Cad Consulting. “I highly recommend it as the instructor Tim Jackson is like no other with his organized approach to the facets involved. I’ve taken numerous online courses in a variety of topics and found Tim’s approach to providing information superior to any of these. I just loved the course and highly recommend it.”

The next course schedule is on December 2, 7, 14, and 21 at 4 p.m. ET. More information can be found here.

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