Our course is specifically designed to not only prepare any person for a solid background in aviation knowledge to help them operate sUAS safely in the National Airspace System, but also prepare them to sit for the Part 107 Unmanned Airman’s Knowledge Test.
The ground school will include a total of 4 modules that will introduce students new to aviation and the UAS world, providing them a working knowledge of aircraft components and flight control systems.
We first start with some basic information about general safety do’s and don’ts of UAV flight, we touch on Federal Laws and why they are in place. We then move to a very realistic unmanned aerial vehicle or (UAV) flight simulator, each student will have an opportunity to learn the basics of flight as we explain the details of the flight control systems available to them before they fly a real UAV. Once they’re comfortable with the simulator system we will move to actual UAV flight using a small Non GPS aircraft. We do this because we want all students to know the difference of control between a non-GPS guided aircraft and one that is navigated by GPS, this is extremely important for all students so that they know how to control completely an aircraft should a lose of GPS guidance happen.
These sessions are to be held at an open air or indoor facility provided by you.
Students will then learn step by step training of unpacking Pre-Flight inspection, in flight observations and post flight operations. They will be taught to perform basic maneuvering (they learned in flight simulator session) We show them all modes of flight from manual and auto lift off, hover, fly to a point return from a point, Headless mode, initiate return home, advanced maneuvering etc…
At this point we will then go into the study of how to become a Remote Pilot In Command (RPIC) through the study of the National Airspace System as defined by the FAA. (home study is required) We start with access permission to an online video education platform with hours of videos sessions that will expose each student to the required FAA study segments. Once they are comfortable with this information the same web based platform will allow them to take a 60 question test (just like the real FAA test) using actual sample questions taken from the Part 107 test. Upon completion the student will receive real-time calculation of how they scored!
Additionally they can take this (practice) test as many times as they like. Further this web platform offers the option for lifetime access to the updated study video Library that will allow each student to stay current with changing FAA regulations.
Please Note: The FAA requires RPIC retesting every 24 months.
Brief summery of what will be covered in the VIDEO study course:
- Introduction to Aviation
- Aircraft Components and Systems
- Fundamentals of Flight
- Regulations (including Part 107)
- Navigation and Airspace
- FAA Sectional charts and symbols
- Weather Theory and Reporting
- Flight Skills
- Control Tower communications
- Human Factors
- Flight Records
- Safety and Flight Restrictions
- sUAS Operations
- sUAS Regulatory Framework
- sUAS Planning Principles
Once the above training is successfully completed and the student has passed the FAA Part 107 knowledge test, we will consult closely with the key people within the department to make the best choices with respects to:
#1 Best flight platform / airframe for your requirements / budget
#2 Thermal imaging flight platform training and hardware.
#3 Simple or sophisticated, which is the best platform fit for your needs?
Airborne Works is an authorized national distributor for the FLIR thermal imaging first responder packages. We are also an authorized national distributor and service center for a water proof UAV technology known as Splash Drone. The worlds best waterproof UAV that can
fly in heavy rain or snow at, up to 30 MPH winds and is capable of landing and taking off in fresh or salt water. Will deliver payloads up to 1 kg at long distance for remote delivery of a life vest, food, water, radio etc. Can be fitted with a FLIR thermal imaging package, Airborne Works provides service after the sale!
Once you receive your recommended department UAV assets, we will be available to assist should you need us, additional charges may apply.
Airborne Works is dedicated to providing the most advanced curriculum and strives to meet all of the current FAA requirements and will always update curriculum with any required changes.
We further want to help assure that each and every student will have a good understanding not only of the National Airspace Regulations but also industry best practices with respect to privacy and operating a UAV in any situation.
The bottom line is, this technology will help your first responders, investigators, search rescue and police dispatch to maximize situational awareness and save precious time while potentially saving lives. Please contact us, we look forward to setting up a demo date to address any questions you may have.