Introduction to Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)
This course takes you from learning to fly drones all the way through to preparing for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.
Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) are a dynamic, emerging technology that will literally transform industries and have an economic impact of $100 billion over the next four years. This course is comprehensive, hands-on training that gives you all the vital skills and information you need to start piloting drones safely and legally. In addition to teaching safety best practices and piloting skills, we cover the types of flight systems available, their capabilities, and which one would be best for your use; we discuss how drones can be used in business and industry applications, and how to apply drone technology to bring efficiency to business; and we teach drone photography and videography skills. This course is also designed to prepare operators for the pilot knowledge test which can result in FAA remote pilot certification.
Students will have access to a training quadcopter with camera, a computer flight simulator with radio controller, and 50 FAA sample test questions.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
- Training quadcopter with camera (for use during class)
- Computer flight simulator with radio controller
- 50 FAA sample test questions
Course Completion Requirements
Every student must bring a laptop computer that meets the following requirements:
- Operating System – Windows 7 or higher / Mac OS X 10.8 or higher
- CPU – Intel Core i5 @ 3.4 GHz or equivalent
- Memory – 4 GB RAM
- Hard Drive – 2 GB available in hard disk
- Graphics Hardware – Direct X 9.3 or higher compatible graphics card
- Internet Connection – DSL or higher
- Flying multirotor and fixed-wing drones
- Indoor flight training
- Diverse flight systems
- Registration and certification requirements
- Industry applications
- Featured systems (DJI, Yuneec, etc.)
- Emerging technologies
- FAA policies
September 25th to 27th
Please apply by filling out the registration form located here, and emailing it to: