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Drones (sUAS-small Unmanned Aerial Systems)


Drones Course Informational Session

Attend this FREE Drones Course Information Session to learn about: the new drone-enabled jobs, evolving FAA regulations, details on how this course prepares you to fly drones and pass the FAA test (required to use a drone for any commercial use). A demonstration of piloting skills will also be conducted. RSVP required by October 17, 2018 by calling 585-345-6868.

Course Information

GCC Batavia Campus
(1) Saturday, October 20, 2018
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Room T104


Introduction to Drones
(sUAS - Small Unmanned Aerial Systems)

This course takes you from learning to fly drones all the way through to preparing for FAA unmanned commercial pilot certification. If you’re new to drone piloting, the Intro to sUAS course will give you all the vital skills and information you need to start piloting drones safely and legally and prepare for FAA certification. The comprehensive 18-hour course is designed to provide thorough instruction on drone systems, use applications, legal issues, maintenance, FAA regulations, piloting skills, and safety best practices, as well as prepare operators to successfully pass the remote pilot knowledge test and achieve FAA remote pilot certification, which is required to legally operate a drone for any business purpose. The course includes a training quadcopter with a camera, a computer flight simulator with a radio controller, a sectional chart, 50 FAA sample test questions, a workbook and 18 hours of instruction. Certification testing must be administered at an authorized FAA Knowledge Testing Center and is NOT included in the course fee. If you have one, please bring a laptop computer to download software.

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1.  Learn what you need to know to fly legally
  2. Fly safely, effectively, and efficiently
  3. Get the most out of your drone
  4. Learn how your industry can be transformed using drones
  5. Get indoor hands-on flight practice with an expert guiding you

Who would attend this course?
Any individual, industry, business or service that is using or looking to use drones commercially, as well as the hobbyist.

Course Information

Fee $1,499 (includes materials and instruction)
GCC Batavia Campus
(3) Saturdays, November 3, 10 & 17, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (6 hours, plus 1 hour lunch on your own)
Room T122
REGISTER by October 26th.