Drone-Assisted Roof Inspections (April 18-19, 2019)

Drone training for adjusters

Instructors :

Start Date - April 18, 2019

End Date - April 19, 2019

Improve safety, accuracy and cycle time utilizing drone technology for roof inspections.

Save $400 on registration price at checkout!

Recently, we’ve watched as drone technology has developed to a level of being affordable and accessible to adjusters. At the same time, software has come on the market making the use of drone technology a sensible (perhaps one day indispensable) addition to an adjuster’s toolkit. Carriers have been moving quickly from resistance to the use of drones in damage inspections to cautious exploration to a readiness to deploy drone inspection teams.

As part of our commitment to train with only the best, CATI has partnered with Dr. Scott Burgess who teaches at the leading global aerospace university to provide a drone inspection course aimed specifically at adjusters. Through the use of flight simulators, live outdoor flight time, self-paced online learning and interactive in-classroom instruction, this course is designed to teach the fundamentals of drone safety, operation and mission planning. You’ll learn to safely complete inspections and provide accurate damage assessments to carriers with less risk and quicker turnaround.

As part of your learning experience, you will complete 15 hours of instruction online before arriving at class.* Then, you’ll spend two days in hands-on simulations and live outdoor flight planning and execution. All equipment and materials are provided for your use during class.

*The online learning modules will be made available to you on March 25.

What you can expect to learn:

What you need to bring:

Drone, simulator, iPad and laptop computer will be provided for you. In addition, you will need to bring the following:

  • Notebook and pen
  • Your personal laptop or tablet for notetaking, if desired
  • Suitable outdoor clothing for flight practice


Experience: Prior field experience is helpful, though not required. We suggest at a minimum that you have completed our Adjusting 101 course.

FAA Part 107: In order to fly a drone as an adjuster, you must obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate under FAA’s Small UAS Rule (Part 107). You are not required to have completed Part 107 certification in order to participate in this class or the flight time, but in order to gain the most from your experience we do recommend this important preparatory step. Part 107 preparation and testing is not included in this course.

Insurance: Students will be required to purchase liability insurance for flight practice available on an hourly basis through Verifly. (Cost will range from $20-50 for your practice time.) We will provide additional information regarding this insurance at the time of your flight practice.