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Monday, December 13, 2021
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CST (incl. a 60-min break)


Presented by:
Michael Raymond

Overview of Aerial Mapping Technologies
Manned aircraft vs. unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
UAS platforms: fixed-wing and rotorcraft
UAS photogrammetry

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

Mapping Using UAS
Software set-up
Preflight planning
Flight operations and considerations

UAS Data-Processing Software
Drone Deploy

Photogrammetry Demonstration/Case Study
Software demonstration
Working with control points

FAA Commercial UAS Regulations
Commercial/recreational UAS
Remote pilot requirements
UAS requirements
Airspace requirements
Operating rules

FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot License
When required
Preparing for the test
Where to take the test


Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs

Landscape Architects:
7.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:    (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
7.0 HSW PDHs
(FL – No Credit Offered)

Land Surveyors:
Land Surveyors: 7.0 PDHs
(TN Pending Approval; NJ, RI – No Credit Offered)


Continuing Education Credit Information

Aerial Mapping Technologies and Procedures
This webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and land surveyors, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects licensed in most states. Land surveyor course approval is currently pending in Tennessee. HalfMoon Education is not seeking approval for land surveyors in New Jersey or Rhode Island, or for landscape architects in Florida.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for land surveyors licensed in Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland and North Carolina (S-0130).

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and land surveyors via its registration with the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §68.15(i)(2). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.


Michael Raymond

Sky-Cam – Drone Services
Having his roots firmly in Kansas City Construction, Mr. Raymond has been an apprentice and a journeyman in multiple trades. He is also an experienced estimator and project manager. Mr. Raymond now uses drone technology to help architects, engineers and contractors (AEC) clients achieve a safe and productive worksite throughout the entire project life-cycle, including the creation of digital twins for handover. A veteran of the US Army, he served 11 years as an enlisted combat medic and a commissioned aviation officer flying three types of rotary winged aircraft. He has also owned and operated a hot air balloon ride business for eight years. As “Chief Remote Pilot” for Skycam – Kansas City’s advanced drone services, Mr. Raymond offers drones as a service for architects, engineers and constructors. With high precision and survey grade sensors he offers thermal/infrared inspections, transmission and distribution infrastructure mapping as well as project documentation and full scope land surveys. He helps train other remote pilot and chief drone program managers on how to safely and effectively use unmanned aerial vehicles in the AEC industry. With hundreds of hours of safe manned and unmanned aircraft operation, Mr. Raymond is certain to satisfy the most demanding clients with his “on-demand” drone services.