Unmanned Aerial Systems

This course provides students with the necessary information to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Part 107 Exam, also known as the Remote Pilot Airmen Certificate. This certificate, along with completion of proper FAA paperwork, allows students to operate a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS or "drone") for business purposes. Instruction familiarizes students with classroom and aviation standards included in the (FAA) Part 107 Exam. FAA Exam and fee not included. Study guide not included.

One day is a hands-on flying day only. 

Required course materials not included in fee: Remote Pilot Test Prep 2022- UAS: Study and Prepare; ASA Test Prep Board, Aviation Supplies and Academics, Incorporated; ISBN 9781644251638- purchase prior to course.
Or an electronic option: ASA Test Prep 2023: Remote Pilot (eBook PD)
ISBN: 978-1-64425-249-9

Objectives/Goals

  1. Understand small Unmanned Aerial Systems, missions and capabilities, including fixed wing vs. rotary aircraft, controller interfaces, navigation and positioning methods, and sUAS mission examples
  2. Understand sUAS Airspace classification, operating requirements and flight restrictions
  3. Gain knowledge of Small Unmanned Aircraft loading, sensors and emergency procedures
  4. Understand applicable sUAS aviation weather sources
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of sUAS crew resource management, radio communications and airport operation as they apply to sUAS
  6. Understand physiological factors affecting sUAS pilot performance
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate aeronautical decision-making and judgment
  8. Understand of maintenance and preflight inspection procedures on sUAS

Upcoming Classes

Monday to Thursday, Nov. 14 to 17, 2022
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HSTI-0010-058, $275
Homeland Security Training Center (HTC)

Monday to Thursday, Dec. 5 to 8, 2022
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HSTI-0010-059, $275
Homeland Security Training Center (HTC)

Monday to Thursday, Jan. 23 to 26, 2023
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HSTI-0010-040, $325
Homeland Security Training Center (HTC)

Monday to Thursday, Feb. 13 to 16, 2023
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HSTI-0010-041, $325
Homeland Security Training Center (HTC)

Monday to Thursday, March 13 to 16, 2023
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HSTI-0010-050, $325
Homeland Security Training Center (HTC)

Monday to Thursday, April 17 to 20, 2023
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HSTI-0010-051, $325
Homeland Security Training Center (HTC)

Monday to Thursday, May 15 to 18, 2023
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HSTI-0010-052, $325
Homeland Security Training Center (HTC)

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For any questions, call (630) 942-3723.