On 10th February 2019, Uganda Flying Labs conducted its second introductory drone training as a key part of their activities as they contribute to both building local robotics capacity and accelerating social good initiatives through sector-based program tracks.
The training offered on-site hands on drone flight sessions and a theoretical course on the pre and post drone flight activity requirements. This introductory drone theory session equipped the participants with basic knowledge on how to drones are used to create data products to address a variety of applications, from pre/post disaster management to development, health, agriculture and nature conservation. The training was conducted by internationally certified drone trainers and pilots. This truckload also contributed to building capacity that contributes to 7 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Senior Drone Pilot Asaph shows the participants the results of the data that was captured.
In the morning, a theoretical session was carried out at the Uganda flying labs/ MapUganda offices. This session introduced participants to types and manufacturers of drones all over the world, the different drone use cases in Uganda and the current regulations and code of conduct when flying a drone. The participants were also introduced to drone mission planning steps and requirements.
Participants in the morning session for the theories on drones
In the afternoon the participants were transported to the Uganda flying labs training site where hands on drone flight demos and training were carried out. This session introduced the participants to different drone use cases and elementary drone piloting. 3 DJI phantom 4s and a Matrice 600 PRO were some of drone used in the training provided by our partner Drone Nerds Uganda.
Participants installing a DJI Inspire during the field training
15 participants trained were from various sectors and locations that included security, telecommunication and power, auditing, surveying and construction. This will ensure that drone technology is introduced and adopted in a wide range of sectors across Uganda.
Participants pose for a photo after the training
The next training is scheduled for the 3rd of March, 2019 and all personnel and organisations that would like to attend should reach to our Training coordinator Ogwal Joshua (Tel: +256751387568/+256787073969) or by (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).