Commercial UAV Expo content at Amsterdam Drone Week  

September 5-7, 2023  •  Caesars Forum  •  Las Vegas

Agenda Session

Night UAV Flight Workshop (Theory + Field)

Sep 08 2022

2:00 PM - 10:30 PM PDT

Council Boardroom

This one-of-a-kind training session will provide information that will allow pilots to understand the safety issues and physical challenges presented when flying UAVs at night. This course will ensure a best-practice process to sidestep these challenges, while properly assessing and managing the risks associated with night flight (as waived per Part 107.29). We will discuss acclimating your eye for night flight and discuss the use of lights to illuminate our subjects and how to avoid "light contamination" in our eyes.

After a comprehensive classroom theory session (approximately 2 to 2.5 hours), we will then head out to a pre-agreed upon location for the practical component of this night flight training. Our instructors will present different types of visual illusions that commonly occur at night. In this practical hands-on class, we will discuss visual illusions as well as best practices for night flying. We will cover Autokinesis and Night Landing Illusions and how to avoid them.

Participants should have some drone flight experience prior to taking this workshop. A 107 certification is recommended.

Cost: $495 includes the following:

  • Dinner & Transportation to Field Training
  • 1 Certificate of night flight training, which can be used to expedite FAA waiver
  • 1 Red light flashlight
  • 1 Night Flight Manual
  • SMG’s UAVs outfitted with FAA required lighting

Please do not bring your personal UAV as we will not be able to fly it during this workshop.

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