22414 NE Townsend DR Fairview, OR 97024

Oil & Gas

Take Our 5-Day NDT/Drone Remote Visual Inspection Course for $2,900!

Take Our NDT/Drone Remote Aerial Visual Inspection Course To:

  1. Satisfy Your NDT Visual Inspection Training Requirements

  2. Get Your FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone Certification

  3. Get Real World Hands on Training & Flight Experience Using Drones To Conduct NDT Visual Inspections for your Clients

Our NDT/Drone Remote Aerial Visual Inspection Training Benefits Include:

  1. All NDT Portions Taught By American Society of Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) Level 3 Instructor

  2. All Drone Flight Portions Taught By Certified FAA Instructor

  3. Personalized Face-to-Face Instruction & Flight Experience In One Complete Course

  4. You Walk Out With Both The NDT Visual & FAA Part 107 Certificates

    • Two Days FAA Part 107 Training & An Approved Testing Center Certification Exam

    • Two Days NDT Level I & II Visual Training as per SNT-TC-1A

  5. Knowledge On How To Combine What You have Learned to Accomplish NDT Visual Remote Inspection Work With Drones

  6. Hands On Field Work To Develop & Practice NDT/Drone Visual Mission Procedures:

    • Planning

    • Safety

    • Execution

    • Reporting


Our NDT/Drone Remote Aerial Visual Inspection Trainers Have Over 20 Years NDT Experience With American Society of Non-Destructive Testing Level III NDT (UT, MT, PT, RT, VT, ET, ML) Certifications & Training Background

Our Drone Remote Aerial Visual Inspection Course Provides You With:

  1. Two Days FAA Part 107 Training & Certification Exam At An Approved Testing Center

  2. Two Days (24 hours) NDT Level I & II Visual Training as per SNT-TC-1A

  3. Ten Hours of Field Work That Includes:

    • Hands On Drone Flight Experience

    • Drone Remote Aerial Visual Inspection Procedures


This extensive 5-day course is designed to prepare you to do NDT Visual Inspections using a drone. We feature a Pass Guarantee, and are proud to report a 100% Pass Rate.  We offer a small group and 1-on-1 professional learning experience provided by FAA and ANST certified instructors. This approach ensures you fully understand all topics necessary to earn your Commercial UAS Part 107 Certification and satisfy NDT Remote Visual Inspection requirements.   At the end of this class, you will walk away with the experience, confidence, and industry contacts necessary to immediately go to work as an NDT Remote Visual Inspector utilizing drone technology.


Who is this course for?

This class is for everyone interested in performing Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) using drones.  Whether you are experienced in the NDT field already and need to get your drone license, or are experienced with drones and want to break into the NDT industry, this is the class for you.  Some of our most successful students come in without previous training in either drones or NDT. Depending on your level of previous training, we can customize a set of classes specifically for you at a discounted price.

Your Instructor:

Derrick has over twenty-seven (27) years experience in Nondestructive Testing and Visual Inspection.  He is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector for performing project management as a project field coordinator and holds ASNT ACCP Professional Level III certifications in (UT, MT, PT, RT, VT, ET, ML, IR).  Derrick has been providing NDT training in these areas for over 10 years along with his recent opening of the Opelousas Academy of Nondestructive Testing (License#2275) ---a Proprietary school licensed by the Louisiana Board of Regents.  His continued success in NDT training and consulting has earned him the nickname from friends and family of “Inspector Gadget.”

Course topics include all of the areas of instruction for our Part 107 class PLUS:

Visual Testing

Lighting and its measurement (LUX)

Machine vision and contrast

Optical and Mechanical Aids

Direct and Remote Inspection

Videoscopes, fiberscopes and borescopes

Field of View and Depth of View

Processing Discontinuities

Inherent and Processing Discontinuities

Casting and its defects

Forging, rolling, drawing and defects

Surface Texture

Welding Methods

Expectations of a weld

Welding terms

Welding processes: SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, Plasma

Welding Joints and Symbols

Welding filler materials (F numbers)

Base materials (P numbers)

Weld nomenclature (parts of a weld)

Welding joints

Welding symbols

Welding Process Control




Welding Discontinuities

Hi-Lo, Underfill, Undercut, excessive reinforcement, Concavity

Cracks, LOF, Lack of Penetration, Slag, Porosity

Undercut, melt-thru, burn thru, arc strikes

Weld Inspection and Gauges

Weld Profile measurements

Weld inspection tools: Fillet weld gage, high-low gauge, V-Wac gauge

Welding Codes & Standards

AWS D1.1(steel), D1.2 (aluminum)

ASME Section I, V, VIII, 31.1, 31.3

Inspection acceptance criteria: ASME and AWS

Service induced Discontinuities

Damage mechanisms

Overload and Fatigue




Pumps, Valves, Supports and Bolting





VT of Engineered Materials

Ropes and Slings




Dimensional Measurements



Go/No-Go Gauges

Thread Gauges

Navsea Codes (for navy classes only)






Evaluate defects in Weld Samples

Weld Profile measurements with gauges

The Intel Falcon 8+ drone inspects Santos’s Moomba hydrocarbon processing facility in Australia’s Cooper Basin. The Intel Falcon 8+ drone is a multirotor-style drone that, through pre-programmed flight plans, is able to capture hundreds of aerial images per flight. (Credit: Intel Corporation)