Starting a Drone Program
Lunch & Learn With Skydio

Have you been wanting to start a drone program for your organization?  Does it seem overwhelming- you just don’t know where to start?  Or, maybe you have started a program and would like to look for ways to improve and move the program forward?  Or, what if you have been doing this for a while and would like to help others with some “pro tips”.    Where ever you are in the development of your program, you may want to create some time in your schedule for September 16th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm to attend our Q3 meeting.

We have a lot going on this meeting.  A little SCiDUC organization shoptalk and the New Program Start-up discussion will kick things off.  Additionally… we welcome Skydio as a brand new SCiDUC Industry Partner.  Skydio will be presenting during a “Lunch and Learn” session.  There will be a demo where we will have an opportunity to fly Skydio drones.  And yes, once again, we will be providing lunch.  [Don’t you just love these in-person meetings?]

The Program Start-up discussion will be led by Darryl Jones from the SC Forestry Commission and Scott Reynolds from DHEC.  Topics will include:

  • Determining use cases for drones to identify appropriate UAS capabilities

  • Policy considerations and examples of standard operating procedures for drone use

  • Insurance requirements and costs

  • UAS maintenance costs and mission support considerations

  • Training and proficiency standards for UAS pilots

  • Required and recommended documentation- certifications, flight logs, maintenance logs, proficiency

  • Lessons learned


Meeting registration will be open until 9/8/2022 (need that head count for food) but don’t wait until the last minute, scroll down and sign up now.


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