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Drone (sUAS-small Unmanned Aerial Systems) Courses

 

Introduction to Drones for Commercial Users

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, otherwise known as drones, are a dynamic, emerging technology that will literally transform how industries function. This 8-hour course is a comprehensive overview of the information your organization needs to start using drones safely and legally. In this course, we cover the types of flight systems available, their capabilities, and how to pick the one that would be best for your organization. We discuss how drones can be used in specific business applications, and how to apply drone technology to bring efficiencies to your business.

Key Objectives:

  1. Multi-rotor and fixed-wing drone flight systems and maintenance
  2. Registration, certification requirements, safety, insurance
  3. Industry applications, featured systems (DJI, Yuneec, etc.), and emerging technologies
  4. Latest FAA policies

Students interested in pursuing an FAA remote pilot certification should follow this course with the Hands-On Drone Flight Training - Basic Quadcopter Flight Skills and Part 107 Test Prep courses. These courses prepare operators to successfully pass the FAA

Course Information:

Fee $545
GCC Batavia Campus
(1) Saturday, September 21, 2019
8:30 am-5:00 pm.
Room T121
Register by Friday, September 13, 2019

 

Hands-On Drone Flight Training - Basic Quadcopter Flight Skills

Our unique indoor flight training methodology uses model quadcopters (currently the Syma X5C without FPV) flying indoors. By flying indoors, students do not need to contend with wind or other weather conditions and allows them to focus solely on controlling the aircraft. Our course will bring students through a series of increasingly difficult exercises and having them flying through an obstacle course by the end of the day.

This approach develops three primary skill proficiencies:

  1. Identifying flight system orientation
  2. Accounting for issues related to depth perception
  3. Flying without dependency on GPS We’ve found these are the essential skills needed to create the safest, most proficient remote pilots anywhere!

We’ve recognized that these basic skills are easily transferred into and prepare students for more advanced drone flight systems. This course creates much safer, more capable pilots who can confidently fly the aircraft in the event of a mission or situational requirement for manual flight control.

The cost of this course includes a training quadcopter with a radio controller.

Students interested in pursuing an FAA remote pilot certification should supplement this course with the Part 107 Test Prep course. This course is designed to prepare operators to successfully pass the FAA certification test and achieve remote pilot certification.

Course Information:

Fee $545
GCC Batavia Campus
(1) Saturday, October 5, 2019
8:30 am-5:00 pm
Richard Call Arena, Room H103
Register by Friday, September 27, 2019

 

Part 107 Test Prep

Keep up with changing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements to remain ahead of the curve among commercial drone pilots. Anyone operating a drone for any commercial or business purpose must obtain an FAA remote pilot certification. This highly focused course prepares you for the test to receive this certification.

Beyond drone-specific material, students will gain an understanding of much of the ground-school information covered in the FAA’s knowledge test. Topics covered include regulations relating to small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS); airspace classification, interpretation of sectional navigation charts, operating requirements, and flight restrictions; aviation weather sources and effects; small unmanned aircraft loading and performance; emergency procedures; aeronautical decision-making and crew resource management; radio communication procedures; physiological effects of drugs and alcohol; airport operations; and maintenance and preflight inspection procedures.

The remote pilot knowledge test Unmanned Aircraft – General includes 60 questions and requires a passing score of 70%. The test costs $150, paid separately to the Knowledge Testing Center. With successful completion of the test, you can apply for a remote pilot certificate for FAA Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 107.

The course fee includes a workbook, a sectional chart, an FAA test supplement, 50 FAA sample test questions, and seven hours of instruction. Actual FAA testing must be administered at an authorized Knowledge Testing Center and is NOT included in the course fee.

Course Information:

Fee $545
GCC Batavia Campus
(1) Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:30 am-5:00 pm
Richard Call Arena, H103
Register by Friday, October 11, 2019