The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today released a UAS safety video as part of Volume 2 of their popular Climber Connection series. The video was showcased by NATE during a presentation at the 2017 Drone Focus Conference in Fargo, North Dakota. The 2017 Drone Focus Conference is an annual gathering of commercial UAS enthusiasts from throughout the United States. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum all attended and participated in the event.
The NATE UAS Operations video shines a spotlight on the important role that drones are playing in the communications tower industry. The video also provides a detailed overview on the best practices associated with conducting drone operations at a tower site, the current regulatory environment governing commercial drone operations and the industry resources available to UAS operators to ensure that these activities are performed safely and efficiently. Additionally, the video includes breath-taking aerial footage of a tower crew utilizing a drone at a tower site.
“Drones are changing the game in the communications tower industry from a safety, quality and efficiency perspective,” stated Jacob Cowart from Phoenix Tower Service, LLC in Horton, Kansas. “NATE’s UAS Operations video is a great resource and a must-watch for everyone working in our industry,” added Cowart.
Here is the video: