HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Presenter: Mark D. Jones, P.E.

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Fairfax, VA

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 16172

Product Number: 19 VAUMAA4E 4 12 MPDF

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This learning activity provides up to 6.0 continuing education hours to professional engineers. It is incumbent on each participant to know if this learning methodology qualifies for continuing education credit for their professional license. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility, or contact HalfMoon Education for assistance. This activity does not qualify for AIA Learning Units.

How to Use

Downloadable self-study formats are available approximately 5 weeks after the date of the live event. Please allow up to 4 hours to download the audio file. This time varies greatly depending on internet speed.

The downloadable self-study package includes an MP3 format audio recording of a live seminar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. You will be required to download both the audio recording and the manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

The audio file contains embedded number codes, which you are required to document and return to HalfMoon if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 4:30 pm

Overview of Unmanned Aircraft Technologies

   Manned aircraft vs. unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
   UAS platforms: fixed wing and rotorcraft
   UAS photogrammetry

Commercial UAS Applications

   Architecture and construction
   Environmental monitoring and compliance
   Defense and public safety
   Marketing, media and public relations
   Infrastructure development and maintenance

Mapping Using UAS

   Software set-up
   Preflight planning
   Flight operations and considerations

Structural Inspections Using UAS

Civil Engineering Applications for UAS

   Site inspection and site work
   Construction progress monitoring
   3D modeling

FAA Commercial UAS Regulations

   Commercial/recreational UAS
   Remote pilot requirements
   UAS requirements
   Airspace requirements
   Operating rules


Mark D. Jones, P.E.

Principal, Hartech Engineering & Consulting, LLC

Mr. Jones, P.E. is president of Hartech Engineering which was founded in 2007 as a multi-discipline civil engineering consulting firm providing infrastructure, development and municipal design services for the public and private sectors. Bringing over 30 years of engineering expertise along with specific state-of-the-art, computer-aided technology to achieve efficient, cost saving design solutions, he also provides hydrology and hydraulic studies and reports along with general civil engineering support for prime consultants to PennDOT or local municipality projects. Mr. Jones is a licensed pilot and studied Military Civil Engineering while serving in the USAF and continues his Masters education locally through Penn State. Additionally, he is also a registered professional engineer in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Arizona and Georgia.