Getting Started: Your First Day Flying a Drone

“Liz got the hang of things immediately so I envision a long and illustrious Part 107 career for her!”- Instructor Keven Gambold

Liz is starting the Drone Pilot Boot Camp in a few weeks, but she had a chance to fly a drone for the first time a couple weeks ago. She just happens to live […]

March 25th, 2020|Categories: Alumni Stories, Drones|Tags: |

How Drones Reduce the Cost of Solar

Many solar companies employ an in-house drone pilot. Why? Because drones lower the cost of design, installation, inspections and maintenance in solar projects of all sizes. They can help save a lot of money on big projects, and a little bit of money on small projects.

Solar companies that don’t have an in-house pilot can contract […]

March 20th, 2020|Categories: Drones, Solar|Tags: , |

New Drone Pilot Training Program Builds Skills for the Renewable Energy Industry

This release originally appeared on PR Fire

The new “Drone Pilot Boot Camp + FAA Part 107 Exam Prep”
is a collaboration between three companies: HeatSpring, Little Arms, and
Unmanned Experts. They’ve built this unmanned aircract commercial operations
course especially for engineering, construction and renewable energy firms.

Keven Gambold is the instructor. Formerly a
combat pilot for the British Royal Air […]

February 26th, 2020|Categories: Drones, Solar miscellaneous, Technology & Engineering|Tags: |

Best Practices for Hiring, Training and Retaining Installation Crews

A major challenge for renewable energy companies right now is a labor crunch; it’s hard to line up workers and salespeople in the industry, says Ryan Carda, principal engineer, Dandelion Energy, whose company uses HeatSpring for Groups courses to prepare its new workers in the geothermal field.

“Finding people in areas we are most interested in […]

A Shared Training Experience for Groups of Employees in Solar Companies

Ben Ellis, field service manager for Solect Energy, says a major challenge for his company is keeping employees up to date on the rapidly changing solar industry.

The best way to keep his team prepared for change is through education, he adds.  “It’s nearly impossible to pull my team out of the field long enough […]