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The use of Drones (RPAS) has exponentially risen over the years both recreationally and commercially. Commercial drones are not only more maneuverable than manned vehicles; they are also applicable in more locations, where expensive fixed-wing and rotary aircraft were once the standard for observing from above, drones now provide the same data collection capacity and reduces cost of operation by up to 90%.
Application of Drones in different sectors
- Industries that require aerial imaging for data collection can benefit from the introduction of drone technology.
- In the agricultural industry, a single drone operator can inspect entire fields in the time that it would take someone on foot to view one row of beans.
- The oil and gas industry use commercial drones to inspect pipelines, flare stacks vandalism and spillage in addition to collection of data.
- Weather agencies use unmanned aerial vehicles to gather data on storms and atmospheric patterns — particularly in locations that would be dangerous or unfeasible for stationary equipment or personnel.
- Drones are also used in firefighting, search and rescue, airfield delivery, runway threshold inspection among others.
Vission & Mission
Beat Drone Academy RPAS Ground School aims to provide students with the information they need to successfully pass the RPAS Ground School test and earn the certificate. Upon completion of the ground school course and passing the test, the individual may proceed with building flight hours.
Course Duration: 6 weeks
Entry requirement: Applicant must have successfully completed senior secondary school.
- Introduction to UAVs and Aeronautical Phraseology
- Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight
- NCAA Regulations and National Airspace Systems
- Navigation and Charts
- ATC Advanced Communication
- UAV Airframes, Engines and Systems
- Radio and Electronic Theory
- Flight Operations and Various Application of Drone Technology
- Human Factors and Pilot Decision Making
- Licensing Requirements
- Basic Coding of Drone Apps for Operation
- Drone Data Collection Systems
- Drone Photo and Video Production
Course meeting times
- 120–minutes (with breaks) lectures from Mondays to Thursdays.
- All–day simulation and test flights using DJI Spark drones on Fridays.
- All–day access to the auditorium to ensure students simulate for at least 2 hours on weekdays.
Established in 1948, the University of Ibadan, UI as it is fondly referred to, is the first University in Nigeria. Until 1962 when it became a full-fledged independent University, it was a College of the University of London in a special relationship scheme. The University, which took off with academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine, is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programmes in sixteen Faculties namely, Arts, Science, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Agriculture, the Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Technology, Law, Public Health, Dentistry, Economics, Renewable Natural Resources and Environmental Design and Management.
Okoro Onyedikachi is the head of the academy and she joined Tranzelu Technology in November 2018, as head of maintenance and safety. She is also a member of the managing board of the Young Scientists Association of the National Aviation University, Kyiv. She’s Fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian.
Olaolu Ayoola is currently an unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) design engineer with the Nigerian Air Force and lectures at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He has a wealth of experience in the design of hobby, civil and military grade drones, having been part of the team that worked on the operational Tsaigumi UAV for the Nigerian Air Force.
Bakare Tunde is both a commercial and drone pilot who has accrued several hours of flying. He obtained his commercial pilot license, multi engine, instrument and instructors rating from 43 air flight school in South Africa. He currently flies the Embraer 145 fleet for Air Peace Nigeria Limited
Udeogu Innocent is the lead software engineer at Ubenwa, a mobile app that uses Artificial Intelligence to detect birth Asphyxia in newborns through infant cry. He has also built several opensource technologies such as a Ruby on Rails gem for Amplifypay.com, Wordpress plugin for Asoriba.com and several other open sources contributions in the form of packages.