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• UAS Flight School
• UAS Photography 
• UAS Awareness 

Instructor : Chris Ramirez

Location : Sullivan County, New York

UAS Flight School 

 

2 Days 

Class size: 2-4 persons 

Prerequisite: none 

16 and older

Breakfast and lunch included

 

Learning hands-on with an experienced instructor in a small group is the most effective way to learn how to fly a drone. UAS Flight School covers what FAA 107 preparation often doesn’t: Drone operation and pilot proficiency.

 

Spend two intensive days focused on flying. Learn best practices and safety procedures that will protect your investment and build confidence. UAS Flight School is designed for first-time and experienced pilots, with one-to-one instruction customized to each student’s abilities and goals.

 

Chris has trained over 100 pilots, including the NYS Police, FDNY, FBI, NYPD, on the use of UAS in public safety applications.

 

Day 1 begins with classroom instruction then moves quickly to flying an indoor course using our small, virtually indestructible drones. This course section establishes and enhances stick control, drone orientation, and muscle memory. We then advance and move outdoors to fly the DJI Inspire1 aircraft for the remainder of Day 1 and Day 2. 

 

Topics covered are:

 

• UAS Safety Awareness and Best Practices

• Control Sticks and Muscle Memory

• Use of Visual Observers

• Software/Hardware Controls and Telemetry

• Hazard Recognition and Avoidance

• Aircraft Orientation

• Take-Off and Landings

• Confident Piloting

• In-Flight Emergency Procedures

Tuition is 695.00

UAS Photography 

1 Day 

Class size: 4-6 persons 

Prerequisite: none

16 and older

Breakfast and lunch included

 

This class is designed for the drone pilot who wants to understand manual photography settings for both still and video capture. Chris Ramirez is a photographer and cinematographer with 28 years of professional experience, including 15 years for The New York Times. As owner and operator of Firehouse Road, LLC, he produces professional cinematic aerial video and still photography for clients, including Mercedes-Benz, Discovery Channel, Parade Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

 

Topics covered:

• Recreation vs. Licenced Pilot

• Manual vs. Automatic Settings

• Camera Platforms DJI Inspire 1 & 2, Mavic Air and Mavic 2 Pro

• Capture Formats: RAW JPEG, FPS, and 4K

• Navigating Menus 

• Light and Composition

• Planning for Weather

• Cinematic Composition

• Editing Software and Post-Processing Workflow

 

Tuition is 325.00 

Chris Ramirez gives an overview of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) (drones) in our national airspace. From recreational users, commercial users, and public entities, all must adhere to best practices for safer flying. Topics to be covered are UAS capabilities and limitations, safety procedures, hazard recognition, the DJI family of aircraft systems, and cameras, the use of visual observers, and public safety applications. 

 

Please contact us if you would like to attend or have Chris come to your organization.

No fee. 

 

UAS Awareness 

Chris Ramirez is a photographer and cinematographer with 28 years of professional experience, including 15 years for The New York Times, for which he shot more than 2,000 assignments. As owner and operator of Firehouse Road, LLC, he produces professional cinematic aerial video and still photography for clients including Mercedes-Benz, AMG Driving Academy, Discovery Channel, Parade Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

 

Chris is also a New York State UAS (drone) Instructor for the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Chris has trained the FDNY, FBI, NYPD, and many emergency management agencies on the use of UAS in the public safety arena. He is also an interior firefighter with the Rock Hill Fire Department in Sullivan County, NY, where he leads a team of firefighters using drone technology to enhance situational awareness during emergencies. 

 

Chris is available for consultation and instruction by appointment. 

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