Registration:                        8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 – 4:00 pm

Presented by Kirk Contrucci, CP

UAS Technology Overview

Cameras and sensors

Commercial UAS Applications

Architecture and construction
Environmental monitoring and compliance
Defense and public safety
Marketing, media, and public relations
Infrastructure development and maintenance

UAS Mapping Principles

Mapping products
Integration into GIS

UAS Data Capture in the Field

Coordinate systems and datums
Ground control
Flight planning
Data acquisition

UAS Data Processing Software


Becoming a Pilot – FAA Part 107

Certification requirements
Preparing for the written test
Knowledge test centers
Remote pilot certificate award

UAS Regulations

How does the FAA define commercial use?
Remote pilot requirements
UAS requirements
Airspace requirements
Operating rules
What else do I need to know?

Future Drone Technologies

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Anti-drone technology
Collision avoidance
Advanced sensors


This seminar offers 6.0 PDHs toprofessional engineers and land surveyors.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Illinois.

This course also offers 6.0 PDHs to professional land surveyors in most states, including Illinois. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Illinois.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for professional land surveyors and engineers in Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is also an approved education provider for Florida and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Kirk Contrucci

Menet Aero,Inc.

Kirk Contrucci, CP is CEO of Menet Aero,Inc., a Milwaukee-based unmanned aircraft systems and aviation services provider. Contrucci is a veteran in the geospatial andaerial mapping fields, with more than 33 years of experience in growing and leading aviation, aerial mapping, remote sensing and land surveying companies. He has solid experience leading all levels of multiple projects and operations including executive management, business development, business planning, and personnel management. Mr. Contrucci holds a bachelor of science degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is registered as a certified photogrammetrist by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). He serves on the board of multiple professional organizations, including his current duties as president of ASPRS’s Western Great Lakes Chapter and Treasurer of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association’s Wisconsin Chapter.