Our UAV aerial survey course is designed to give UAV operators an understanding of the basic principles of aerial survey and photogrammetry. It is a thoroughly comprehensive course covering everything you need to know to get started in remote sensing and delivering quality data. At the completion of three days of training we also include a month of phone and email support. This course is provided by Erron Gardner, owner of Aerial Acquisitions. You can see more information about Erron on our Advisory Panel page. 

The course includes one day of instruction, one day of practical application, and one day of analysis training. You will learn: 

  • Remote Sensing Basic Principles​
  • Soft Copy Photogrammetry
  • Digital camera basics
  • Digital Photography Basics
  • Geometry of an aerial photograph
  • Geometric distortions from platform and sensor
  • UAV survey design and Basics Principles
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What you will learn
  • Remote Sensing Basic Principles​
  • Soft Copy Photogrammetry
  • Digital camera basics
What you will get
  • Our instructors are CASA certified pilots with a variety of experience in industry.
  • Certificate of Completion will be issued to successful candidates.

What to bring
  • You will need to have a smart phone and/or compatible tablet to undertake the course.
  • You will need to have a suitable drone. If you do not have a drone please contact us and we can supply one.
What to wear


Appropriate for

It is suitable for people wanting to move into the commercial space in any of the fields of drone technology, or people who just want to get into the wonder of flying drones.


Institute for Drone Technology

Vendor since 2016

Our vision is to be a place where experts in drone technology and the industrial applications of drones can share their knowledge and skills with the world. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has estimated the global market for drone technology could be worth as much as US$127 billion by 2020.

We help individuals and organisations understand the revolutionary benefits of drone technology, and gain the skills to implement drone technology in their workplaces.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Institute for Drone Technology requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Institute for Drone Technology to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Institute for Drone Technology or organised by Institute for Drone Technology must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Institute for Drone Technology.


I agree to give Institute for Drone Technology unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Institute for Drone Technology classes and events or on Institute for Drone Technology's premises. (For use of Institute for Drone Technology marketing materials).


Institute for Drone Technology requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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