ASIPP Pilot Certification Course Contents

Module A

Safety and Contingency Procedures

This module will guide the cadet pilot through the mandatory safety procedures necessary to ensure mission success and mitigate intrinsic risks present in any inspection. This module will give instructions on how to implement a safety plan and risk mitigation, to evaluate sources of risk for the drone and for the people.

In addition, this module will present how to design a mission that considers contingency modes to be able to always have an alternative and a retrieval plan.

Module B

Legislation and regulation

This module will present the legal requirements necessary to conduct an inspection. Even if for indoor scenarios at this point a specific aeronautical pilot license is not necessary, the aeronautical authority indicates the rules to be considered. Radiofrequency operation is regulated in terms of power and bandwidth from country to country.

Module C

Maintenance and Storage operations

This module presents the necessary maintenance operations to be conducted to guarantee the best performances of the units and avoid risks caused by the lack of proper unit handling.

Module D

Confined Space Piloting

This module will let the cadet pilot acquire the skills requested to manage complex missions. In some scenarios, the pilot will have to fly the drone in challenging situations: small spaces, through obstacles, in small pipes, in the presence of dust or water. Even if indoor drones usually have piloting assistance functions (auto-level, altitude hold, failsafe…) the pilot will need to be skilled enough to govern the UAV in any kind of scenario.

Module E

Sensors, Telemetry and Cameras, Radio transmission, Extender systems

This module is dedicated to the correct use of the telemetry for the drone, to the use of the camera and the video, and to the use of different optional sensors as Gas, Temperature, or Thermal.

Module F

Conducting Inspections

This model is considered the core of the course. The cadet will learn how to conduct an inspection starting from the mission preparation, to the objective of the mission, to mission and path planning. Finally, he will learn how to record the results and generate a mission report.