LEAD TRAINER & SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT - REMOTE PILOT, MAPPING, STRUCTURE, FLIGHT OPERATIONS, AND PUBLIC SAFETY COURSES
Mr. Weidman holds an Associate of Science degree in Computer Technology; Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science; Master’s degree in International Relations; CA POST certificate; FAA Remote Pilot certificate. FLIR Level 1 UAS certification in Thermography; as well as multiple FAA Part 107 Certificates of Wavier. Additionally, Doug is Pix4d certificated and training specific to collision reconstruction utilizing UAS. Mr. Wiedman is a retired Deputy Sheriff and a current law enforcement Remote Pilot with extensive experience in training and developing UAS programs for public safety. He is a UAS pilot instructor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) to 28-regional agencies located in 4-counties that include several California State agencies. He has trained hundreds of students and assisted multiple public safety agencies in developing their own training programs including night operations. Mr. Weidman has been utilizing DJI hardware and software since 2009, including the original DJI Naza GPS flight systems and early flame wheel RTB aircraft. He owns numerous DJI RTF systems including Phantom 1, 2, 3, 4, (multiple variations of each), Mavic Pro, Mavic Air, Mavic 2, Mavic Enterprise Dual, Inspire-1 (X3, X5, and XT cameras), Inspire-2 (X4s, X5s), Matrice 210 (dual operator), Z30, XT, XT2, Matrice 600Pro (X5, Z30, XT2), including DJI RTK and the installation of aftermarket gimbals, cameras (Sony A7 iii) as well as triple drop systems. Mr. Weidman is working with a team that specializes in conflict archeology. Most recently, this team completed a LIDA /virtualization project of the USS Iowa for The Battleship Museum for the City/Port of Los Angeles.