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The Essential Drone Survey: Why, What, Where, When, and How to Become a Drone Pilot [Deeper Digs]

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The Essential Drone Survey: Why, What, Where, When, and How to Become a Drone Pilot [Deeper Digs]

When: March 05, 2024 2:00-4:00 PM ET

Duration: 2 hours

Certification: RPA-certified


Individual Registration: $99 for SAA members; $149 for non-members

Group Registration: $139 for SAA members; $189 for non-members

Victoria M. Sharp MA, JD, RPA, Rutgers University

Victoria M. Sharp, MA, JD, RPA is an FAA Certified Remote (drone) Pilot and Registered Professional Archaeologist. Her Master of Arts thesis, which will be published in the 2024 edition of the Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology, focuses on a sustainable archaeological approach to hidden gravesite discovery using drone technology.
This introductory course will provide the versatile context needed to deploy a drone for an archaeological research design and CRM/Historical Preservation promotional videos, the types of drones available for the best fit for a research design, what terrain and weather is best to fly, and specialized mapping tools that are used to process the drone imagery and video. The course will also provide an overview of the FAA Remote (drone) Certification Process.
1. Learn when to use drone surveys in CRM projects.
2. To provide information on how drone surveys are a sustainable, minimally invasive approach to below-ground artifact and feature discovery.
3. Learn how versatile drone surveys and videos can be used to promote the CRM industry and educate the public at a low cost.