Remote Pilot Certificate Test Preparation and Refresher
The exciting advancements of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drone, technology has enabled many business opportunities through applications including precision agriculture, real estate, mapping and facility inspections, environmental studies, and first responder support, plus many more. As a result, many companies are expanding their business models to take advantage of the regulatory and technical developments that have occurred over recent years. The application of UAS for commercial and civil purposes requires an understanding of contemporary technical, legal and regulatory issues. This course provides the foundational knowledge to take the FAA-mandated Part 107 Remote Pilot exam to operate as a commercial UAS pilot.
The Sinclair College is pleased to offer an Remote Pilot Certificate Test Prep and Refresher course through its National UAS Training and Certification Center. This two-day course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 107 regulations, an overview of safety procedures and best practices, and an introduction to UAS flight operations through simulation and small UAS vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) flights, in preparation for the required initial or recurring knowledge test.
The course will meet for 16 contact hours, which normally would occur over two non-holiday weekdays. However, other instructional schedules may be possible through coordination with Sinclair. The general course agenda follows:
8:00-8:30am: Welcome and introductions
8:30-10:00am: Applicable regulations, airspace classifications, operating requirements, and flight restrictions
10:15am-12:00pm: Aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small UAS performance
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00-2:45pm: Small UAS loading and emergency procedures
3:00-4:45pm: UAS simulation session
4:45-5:00pm: Day 1 wrap-up and Q&A
8:00-8:30am: Review of Day 1 and agenda for Day 2
8:30-10:00am: Crew resource management and radio procedures
10:15am-12:00pm: Determining the performance of small UAS and physiological factors affecting pilot performance
1:00-2:45pm: Aeronautical decision-making and judgement, airport operations, and maintenance and preflight inspection procedures
3:00-4:45pm: UAS live-flight session
4:45-5:00pm: Directions for taking the Remote Pilot Certificate knowledge test, Day 2 wrap-up, and Q&A
Outcomes for the course include:
1. Examine the Title 14 CFR Part 107 regulations for commercial use of UAS
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the sections that will be tested in the Part 107 knowledge test
3. Examine the process and requirements to take the FAA Part 107 examination
4. Engage in introductory small UAS operations through simulation and live quadcopter orientation flights
More information about Sinclair programs and facilities is available at: uas.sinclair.edu
This course prepares the participant for the Remote Pilot Certificate knowledge test, but does not administer it, nor is the cost of the exam included in the course fee. Participants must register and pay for the knowledge test at an authorized provider following the course to earn the Remote Pilot Certificate, which will be issued following successful completion.
Sinclair will provide necessary simulators and UAS for training purposes during the course. Normally, these will include RealFlight simulation and Parrot Anafi UAS for live flight orientation.
Participants will be issued a certificate of completion from the Sinclair National UAS Training and Certification Center verifying their successful participation in the course.
This course is an open enrollment course and is available to all who meet the participation criteria. This workshop is provided by the Sinclair National UAS Training and Certification Center. No academic credits will be issued.
Courses are normally scheduled from 8am – 5pm on non-holiday weekdays following registration. Other times or days may be possible through coordination with Sinclair.
Sessions have a minimum enrollment of one (1) and a maximum of 20 participates. Larger groups may be accommodated through coordination with Sinclair.
This course is offered through rolling enrollment and sessions will be scheduled with participants following the registration process.
The course is normally offered at the Sinclair College Campus in Dayton, Ohio. However, other locations may be possible through prior coordination with Sinclair.
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