AV 101 Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Designed to introduce students to unmanned aircraft systems. Topics include but are not limited to system elements, regulations, operations, practical uses of UAS, safety, the history and future of UAS, sensors and payloads and human factors. Students use this knowledge to begin studying for their remote (drone) pilots license. They are issued a train and log their first flight hours.
AV 102 Drone Operations (Required for Program Completion): Students now fly Phantom 3s and 4s with the goal of proficiency. Ground school continues to achieve mastery of the material in the FAA Remote Pilot “Knowledge Test”. When proficiency is reached, the student may choose to attend FAA Knowledge Test preparation camp (held each June). Students must finish this course to participate in client missions.