20 delegates gathered at the Fort Scratchley Function Centre to hear from 2 experts in the field of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) applications.
From inspection of remote locations, unsafe areas and recording of events and changes of assets, these developing vehicles and payloads are opening up new and innovative ways of managing assets across a broad range of industries.
John Fischer of Unmanned Aerospace presented the range of capabilities and typical applications of a number of commercially available UAVs and Ross Anderson, Chief Controller and Chief RPAS instructor at AviAssist, has developed one of the first drone pilot training courses to be recognised by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
Ross gave an update on current guidelines/regulations applicable to UAVs in Australia as well as more applications of this growing field of asset management.
A number of questions were presented to the speakers and ongoing contact is expected with some exploring their own company and site potential.
During the evening a demonstration of one of the UAVs took place and the accompanying photo was taken of the delegates and the beautiful Newcastle coastline nearby.