Earn Money Flying Drones and Improving Utility Infrastructure
Below is a brief description of our upcoming class offerings:
Pre-Flight: "Pass with flying colors!" - Prepares students to take, successfully pass the FAA sUAS Part 107 test. Training is instructor-led live and involves 16 hours of training.
Level 1: "Basic Piloting Done Right!" - Exceeds FAA requirements by delivering the core skills necessary for safe UAS operation, maintenance, camera operation, and conducting basic missions. To successfully complete, students must demonstrate both knowledge and skills. Successful students will receive ASCEND Level I Certification. Training is instructor-led live and involves 16 hours of training.
Level 2: "Transforming pilots into UAS inspection pilots" - Prepares students for real-world inspection operations on critical infrastructure and mitigations on the unique hazards they will experience. Students receive instruction on conducting inspection missions on utility transmission & distribution, communications structures, transportation and lighting structures, and effective photogrammetry. Students also receive training to address ground activities related to inspection work such as crew resource management, risk analysis & mitigations, OHV, project planning, and easement operations. To successfully complete, students must demonstrates both knowledge and skills. Upon presentation of an OSHA 30 certificate, successful students will receive ASCEND Level II Certification. Training is instructor-led live and involves 40 hours of training.
First, give yourself and your staff a round of applause for an outstanding training program. I felt like we were apart of a very successful exercise. Your tactful approach of being able to take fresh Part 107 holders regardless of experience and in 4-5 days, produce functional Matrice pilots is impressive. Travis, Brad, and Kevin are excellent instructors.
PDM Tech II, APS
Thank you for the opportunity to take part in the Valmont training over the past couple of weeks. The entire Valmont team is really impressive and the training curriculum provided was amongst the best I’ve seen.
UAS Pilot, CO
I attended the Ascend Level 2 training program provided by Valmont Industrial. The training provided was thorough and specific to the industrial infrastructure inspection process. The training was enjoyable and done with standard safety protocols. I left the training feeling confident in conducting UAS inspections and working with other staff to accomplish the job as required.
UAS Pilot, TX
I wanted to take a moment and send you and the rest of the team a great big Texas thank you for the hospitality and training that you provided. It was very much appreciated!
UAS Pilot, TX
Some of the best training that I’ve been to yet, including what I’ve experience from law enforcement and military. Jake, Steve and Carl were second-to-none and experts at delivering instruction. Their knowledge and environment they created, allowed me to cut through the stress of flying a $20k drone in close quarters, and very importantly, how do the job of inspections. I couldn’t imagine doing the work without the training, and I highly recommend ASCEND!
Det. Ryan Larson
Lakewood PD, WA