Cranfield Understanding Drone Accidents, and using Drones for Investigation

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills required by personnel who may be involved with Autonomous Vehicle or UAS operations – investigating future occurrences involving these systems, and those exploring the potential application of drones for accident investigation purposes.

This practical course benefits from significant participation by members of the RPAS industry, academics working in autonomous vehicle and system research, plus State and commercial Accident Investigation agencies, – bringing together the considerable expertise and experience of investigators, operators and Human Factors (HF) specialists to deliver a level of training that is second to none.

It is the aim of the course to also qualify investigators to safely operate drones on accident sites as part of the syllabus, (IAW UK CAA requirements) – ground school, flight test and Ops Manual production will all be covered.

Who should attend?

Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) and speakers ensure the course is relevant to novice and experts alike. Intended participants include but are not limited to

Civil Aviation Authorities, Accident Investigators (Air/Land/Sea), Emergency Services and First Responders, UAS and autonomous system operators (military/civil), Accountable Managers, company post- holders, flight safety managers/officers and RPAS manufacturers.

Next Course:

2019 TBD – Course duration (A series of distinct sub modules should allow flexibility ranging from 3 days/5 days or possibly 10 day courses).

Get in touch:

Want further information on this course? Contact Cranfield University (request query be directed to course directors), or a course director:

Mr Pete McCarthy pete.mccarthy@cranfield.ac.uk

Dr Stuart Gilmartin stugilmartin@hotmail.co.uk