The Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Program Operator’s Course is a 40-hour program of instruction designed to provide organizations with the knowledge and skills necessary to create and implement an aviation program based on small unmanned aerial vehicle (sUAV) platforms. The class follows this progression of student performances: Prepare for, then take, the FAA UAG 107 test (included in tuition); Identify and explain agency specific mission sets; Demonstrate the ability to create or modify a sUAS safety management system; Demonstrate the ability to create or modify a sUAS maintenance program; Explain sUAS operations and limitations; Create or modify a sUAS training program; Demonstrate the ability to apply for Public Use Certificates of Authorization and waivers under Part 107; and Demonstrate the ability to operate a sUAV in basic mission sets. Each student will receive a minimum of eight hours of flight instruction and log at least two hours of actual flight time. Successful students will return to their respective organizations as certified operators with all the information required for a fully developed program ready for management review.
20 to 27 students with 2 instructors
Fire, Law Enforcement
Management, Planning, Policy, Professional Development, Special Operations
Any member may attend this course.
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