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Intro to Drones (sUAS) Classes for Commercial Users or Public Safety Use

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Springfield Technical Community College and SKYOP have partnered to deliver courses on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems sUAS (drones). These courses are designed for either Commercial use or for Public Safety use.

If you are interested in using drones for Commercial use, see our commercial course WTEC-011 Intro to Drones for Commercial Users; if you are interested in using drones for Public Safety, see our public safety course WTEC-012 Intro to Drones for Public Safety. Then be sure to select the Hands on Drone Flight Training - Basic Quadcopter Flight Skills Training, and Part 107 Test Prep Course to prepare you for the FAA Exam!

You can save money by enrolling in the Commercial Users or Public Safety Bundles which include all 3 courses!

Course Description

Springfield Technical Community College and SKYOP have partnered to deliver courses on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems sUAS (drones).

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems sUAS (drones) are a dynamic, emerging technology that will literally transform industries and have an economic impact of $100 billion by 2020. These 3 (8)  hour courses, when taken together, will provide 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 efficiencies to business; and we review drone photography and videography skills. These courses are also designed to prepare operators to successfully pass the remote pilot knowledge test and achieve FAA remote pilot certification.

Additionally, students will gain an understanding of much of the ground-school information covered in the FAA’s knowledge test including regulations; airspace classification, interpretation of sectional navigation charts, operating requirements, and flight restrictions; aviation weather sources and effects; small unmanned aircraft loading and performance; emergency procedures; aeronautical decision-making and crew resource management; radio communication procedures; physiological effects of drugs and alcohol; airport operations; and maintenance and preflight inspection procedures.

Our unique indoor flight training methodology uses model quadcopters (currently the Syma X5C without FPV) flying indoors without wind/weather through obstacle courses. This approach develops three primary skill proficiencies:

  1. Dealing with flight system orientation
  2. Depth perception
  3. Flying without dependency on GPS

We’ve found these are the essential skills needed to create the safest, most proficient remote pilots anywhere! Also, we’ve shown time and again that these basic skills are easily transferred into more advanced drone flight systems. This practice creates much safer, more capable pilots who can easily fly without GPS when necessary (lost GPS signal is a key factor in many drone crashes).

Courses may be taken separately or bundled to save money. Click the links below for the course’s full description!


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