Humminbird® Training Courses

Two Day On Site Humminbird® Training

Humminbird® for SAR & Law Enforcement – Train your team as sonar operators with hands-on, in-person training.   Our instructor travels to your location to provide instruction in your environment, with your equipment.

This course offers clear guidelines on how to optimize  your Humminbird® settings, when to use which frequency and how to plan for a successful survey by providing a foundational understanding of how side imaging actually works.

Optimal data gathering is crucial to mission success but equally important is knowing how to interpret your data. We cover how to review and analyze data, both in real-time and in post-processing by teaching participants to recognize the importance of artifacts such as shadows and by using dozens of real-world sonar examples including drowning victims, autos and different bottom types.

There is no better way to learn than through hands on practice so we include a day of field training, during which we review lessons learned the previous day while learning how to carry out the mission and collect and analyze data.

DAY 1 – Gain a deeper understanding of how the Humminbird® sonar works, what settings are most effective under which conditions, what factors impact image quality, common pitfalls, detailed image analysis, how to set yourself up for a successful survey and why post-processing can provide an advantage.  The instructor will review all the post-processing options and, for SAR HAWK® software users, can provide detailed best practice procedures.

DAY 2 – Practice what you have learned in the field and optimize settings for your environment.  Our instructor helps set up relevant practice targets and is on the boat with you to provide guidance, demonstrate best practices, show you how to optimize search settings and identify targets. The field training also focuses on optimizing boat operations to obtain the highest quality data.

Companion Guides – Each participant receives a full-color booklet (65+ pages) with the images and charts used in the class and ample room for note-taking.

Certificates – A certificate and Black Laser Learning Sonar Operator patch will be sent for each participant who satisfactory completes of the course.

Cost for groups up to 14 participants in the continental US:  $5000 ($250 for additional participants up to 18, for larger groups please contact us)

Price covers the cost of the instructor, his/her travel and a Companion Guide for each participant.  The hosting organization is kindly requested to provide the classroom venue, including the projector, and the boat and sonar for Day 2.  Contact us for details and scheduling options.

 

Custom Humminbird® Training Courses

Black Laser Learning is happy to customize Humminbird® sonar training to meet your mission requirements.  Special users such as the military, Departments of Transportation and universities have special applications and requirements.  Black Laser Learning has provided custom training, including special tactics designed specifically for their needs, for all the aforementioned groups.  Our customers have included US Navy Divers, US Navy UCT, Michigan DOT, University of Delaware, Amsterdam Water Authority, USMC, Stockton University and Estonian EOD Divers.

Please contact us to discuss any special requirements or to schedule training.

 

Advanced Humminbird® Sonar EMILY Training

The Humminbird® equipped Sonar EMILY poses both advantages and operational procedures specific to this small ASV.  Black Laser Learning’s advanced training is designed to be a comprehensive sensor and field operations course providing the user with mission-specific skills.  Day 1 of the three-day course will cover details on Humminbird® image analysis, settings, buttonology and data optimization.  Data optimization includes mission parameters to improve data quality and search efficiency.  Day 2 is devoted to field practice and data collection while Day 3 is back in the classroom to focus on advanced data analysis and post-processing utilizing both playback in the system and SAR HAWK® software.

Companion Guides – Each participant receives a full-color booklet with the charts used in the class and ample room for note-taking.

Certificates – A certificate and Black Laser Learning Sonar Operator patch will be sent for each participant who satisfactory completes of the course.

Cost for groups up to 18 participants in the US:  $17,950 (For larger groups or other special requirements, please contact us)

Contact us for details and scheduling options.

 

Interactive, Live Webinar Humminbird® Training for Both Groups and Individuals

For teams with geographically dispersed participants, or individuals seeking a more economical, but still live, training experience, we offer team web-based training.  Participants log in, either as a group or as individuals, and interact directly with the instructor.

This course is offered in two half days, typically a week or two apart:

Part 1 – Learn how sonar works, what frequencies and settings work best under which conditions, which factors impact image quality, common pitfalls, and how to set yourself up for a successful survey.

Survey Mission – Participants are sent into the field to carry out a survey and asked to send the collected data sets to the instructor.

Part 2 – The instructor covers image analysis techniques and reviews the collected data with participants, offering insights on how the survey plan and data quality might be improved, targets identified, and the images processed.  Participants are encouraged to raise questions which arose during their field practice.

For Groups

Schedule a Webinar that works with your team’s calendar.  We can customize the training to emphasize various topics based on the experience of your team, your typical search targets and your search environment.

Companion Guides – Each participant receives a full-color booklet with the charts used in the class and ample room for note-taking.

Certificates – A certificate and Black Laser Learning Sonar Operator patch will be sent for each participant who satisfactory completes of the course.

Cost for groups up to 15 participants:  $1950 ($50 for each additional participant up to 25, for larger groups please contact us)

Price covers the cost of the instructor, review of two data sets and a Companion Guide for each participant.

Contact us for details and scheduling options.

For Individuals

The same live Webinar training is available for individual professionals and small teams.

Certificates – A certificate will be sent for each participant who satisfactory completes of the course.

Cost per individual:  $195

Cost per group of up to 10 trainees at the same location: $1195

Registrants get free shipping on the purchase of a Companion Guide.  Look for the coupon code in your confirmation email.

Next Open Webinar Scheduled for April 9 and April 23, 2020, both days from noon to 4PM Eastern

Register here

 

Can’t make it to our classes?  Check out our TRAINING VIDEOS, available at the Black Laser Learning online store.

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