Loveland Innovations, a maker of drone solutions for the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry, has formed a new partnership with a provider of educational tools and services for insurance professionals, Vale Training.
The partnership allows Vale Training to use Loveland Innovations’ autonomous drone inspection solution, IMGING, as part of a new program designed to help insurance and roofing professionals understand how and when to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology for roof and property inspections.
“Thousands of insurance professionals are ready to take advantage of the benefits drones can bring them but aren’t sure where to start,” comments Jim Loveland, founder and CEO of Loveland. “This partnership is the first big step toward teaching the next generation of insurance adjusters and roofing professionals how to incorporate the latest technology into their processes. We’re excited to partner with Vale to make this happen.”
The four-day course will take students through a variety of topics, including Federal Aviation Administration regulations; how to fly and maneuver DJI drones; and how to use IMGING, which allows UAS pilots to create flight plans, capture high-resolution aerial imagery, and build reports from the drone-captured data.
Douglas Dell, vice president and director of Vale Training, says, “Our partnership with Loveland Innovations will make it simple for insurance professionals to learn everything they need to know about drones so they can make inspections and claims documentation easier and more consistent. The program design is a unique blend of pre-work, classroom and field-based experiential learning that will ready claims professionals to optimize drone technology.”
The next drone-focused course will take place Oct. 17-20 at Vale’s Dallas facility.