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Airborne Photography Class Training Announcement

Aircrew coordination in taking airborne photographs of designated ground targets and post-flight delivery to a disaster management agency within an accelerated timeframe.

When:                                  July 28, 2018
Check Rides:                      July 29, 2018 (subsequent weekends to be determined)  
Where:                                 Bellingham, WA
Instructor:                           Capt Carl Wiley, CAP, WAWG Airborne Photography Training Officer

Recurrent training available 01 July - 13 August 2018.

Deadline to register:            July 26
, 2018

Washington Wing aircrew will conduct air and ground training to acquire and refine skills to photograph designated ground targets over a variety of terrain in a disaster recovery operation. Skills will be enhanced in post-flight analysis of photographs to ensure proper geo-tagging information and compliance with mission objectives as specified by the Incident Commander.

Instructional material to be used/training syllabus 
  • General Emergency Services (GES) qualification
  • Age 18 or older
  • Mission Scanner (MS) qualification 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgPCvBNXPjeqKhvv0wkGhppO9zgQvs1Rl-kiZDMxYIE90Fzg/viewform

Mission Pilots must receive sortie approval prior to takeoff from the WAWG Director of Operations: Ralph Black, Capt, CAP or the exercise Mission Manager: Carl Wiley, Capt, CAP




Uploading Aerial Photos to the Customer
  • WMIRS: 
  • Google Drive:
    • Good for larger uploads - Drive gives you 30 GB of space
    • Comes with your WAWG Gmail account >>  https://drive.google.com/a/wawg.cap.gov
    • Download and install Google Drive application on PC  >>
    • Drag and drop photos from Windows Explorer into the Drive folder on your PC - uploading happens in the background
  • Dropbox:
    • Good for smaller uploads - Dropbox might give you about 6 GB of space
    • Create a free account at Dropbox.com (or use an existing account designated by Customer) >>
    • Download and install Dropbox application on PC  >>
    • Drag and drop photos from Windows Explorer into the Dropbox folder on your PC - uploading happens in the background
  • GeoPlatform: Overview of GeoPlatform (http://www.geoplatform.gov/overview-page)
    • Any Citizen can set up a free account on GeoPlatform, but to upload photos to a Customer on GeoPlatform you will need to obtain an account and access privileges, provided by the Customer.
    • Tracks and photos display on the ARC-GIS map viewer >> Example:  http://bit.ly/1h2ivsV