SMOG measurement - Detecting garbage incineration using a drone

Product description

The measurement of smog using a drone is a very effective tool to combat air pollution. During the training you will learn how to perform control measurements, at which time the drone can detect the burning of garbage. You will learn the legal grounds under which inspections are carried out and you will undergo practical training in piloting the measuring drone. The transfer of the license entitles you to make control flights.

The scope of theoretical training - 2 hours:

  • Description of the system operation
  • The legal basis under which flights are carried out
  • Operating procedures
  • Description of the missions carried out on the basis of experience
  • Risk analysis, dangerous situations

The scope of ground practical training - 1 hour:

  • Operation of the measuring sensor
  • Data analysis

Practical training on the fly - 2 hours

  • Each candidate will perform a minimum of 5 flights with a measuring drone under the supervision of an experienced operator - the amount required by the Civil Aviation Authority to perform commercial flights.
  • Practical training is carried out in teams of 2 people. One of the operators of the summer is the measuring drone and the second operator flies the navigational drone by helping to guide the smoke stream. Operators change among themselves
  • Learning to recover measurement and analysis of data in real time


  • Candidate should have VLOS or BVLOS entitlements with eligible additional MR 25kg allowing for multi-rotor flights up to 25 kg


The training is completed with the issuance of a certificate


Drones are increasingly used to fight smog. SMOG is a silent killer whose victim is over 40,000 people in Poland. How do drones monitor smog? There are 3 ways to use drones:

  • Execution of control over chimneys. They allow you to check whether the furnace is incinerated with rubbish
  • Creating air pollution maps. Summer drone at a constant height and at regular intervals records measurements for samples taken. After landing, the data is uploaded to the Geoportal and can be presented in the form of a pollution map.
  • The drone can perform an analysis of vertical temperature distribution and detect temperature inversion. One of the conditions for the emergence of SMOG.

Drones have repeatedly proved their effectiveness by tearing out polluters, including flights in Silesia. Thick and dark smoke from the chimney does not always mean the burning of prohibited substances, it can result from the wrong ignition technique - burning from the bottom. Thanks to the application, we can distinguish places where coal is burnt from places where plastics, wet wood or PVC products are burned (window frames, linings).