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UAV/DRONE OPERATOR TRAINING

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

THIS COURSE RUNS FOR 6 SESSIONS: SATURDAYS 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18/17, 9AM – 4PM EACH DAY.

Drone operations are becoming more commonplace in society.  Any adult may purchase a drone for hobby operation, and may choose to pursue licensing for commercial operation.  The FAA has recently issued updated rules for drone registration, pilot licensure, and operation.  However, many users and technologists are unaware of these regulations and are not following them. There are also safety and licensing concerns with drone operation that are not known or understood by the average citizen.

The purpose of this course is to prepare the public to be knowledgeable users of drone technology through the implementation of a safety and licensing preparation course.

Learning Objectives

The course will provide attendees with:

1)    Drone operator training

2)    FAA rules training

3)    Drone operator license preparation

4)    Overview of drone technology and commercial applications

5)    Hands-on practical drone flight and photography training

The course will NOT include the licensing exam, as that is a regulated exam that must be completed at an approved testing facility.  However, it will be a viable licensing preparation course and will include a practice exam.  Course participants will receive IEEE-certified CEU credits.

Speaker(s): Vince Socci,

Agenda:

Day

Method

Topics

1

Classroom

Course Intro

Learning group assignments

Curriculum review

Drone technology familiarization

Drone applications in society

State of the drone industry and regulations

1

Hands-On

Equipment assignments

Software application installation

Drone hardware and software equipment walkthrough

1

Classroom

sUAS components

Intro to flight dynamics

Drone flight operation

1

Hands-On

Flight field operations

Drone connection, calibration, and home point

Drone lift-off, hover, and land

Single stick operations

2

Classroom

Drone maintenance

Camera and gimbal operation

Software control functions

Photography techniques

2

Hands-On

Multi-stick operations

Software functional applications

Photo/video capture

2

Classroom

Battery and power management

Flight crew roles

Flight planning

Logging flights

2

Hands-On

Checklists: Pack, Pre-flight, Take-off, Post-flight

Drone observable flight

Drone FPV flight

3

Classroom

Intro to sUAS/drone remote pilot license prep

FAA rules and regulations

Drone operator license review

3

Hands-On

Route programming

Flight agility – obstacle course

3

Classroom

Weather

UAV Loading

Environmental concerns

3

Hands-On

Photo/Video recording methods

Piloting for the right shot

4

Classroom

Intermediate sUAS/drone remote pilot license prep

By the numbers review

Procedures

4

Hands-On

Drone mission 1: Video capture

Sweep in/out

Highlight programming

4

Classroom

Decision-making

Airports and maps

Case studies and scenarios

4

Hands-On

Drone mission 2: Visual Inspection

Scavenger Hunt

Building inspection

5

Classroom

Advanced sUAS/drone remote pilot license prep

Licensing content review

Practice exam

5

Hands-On

Open flight practice

Photo contest

5

Classroom

Practice exam review

Remedial practice exams

5

Hands-On

Demo various flight modes

Video capture contest

6

Classroom

Drone business opportunities

Commercial applications for drones

Drone industry and job market

6

Hands-On

Drone mission 3: Deliver a course publicity video

Learning team development

(Team laptops needed)

6

Classroom

Guest speaker – Drone business operator

Drone business plan

Remedial license exam

6

Hands-On

Equipment inventory and inspection

Group presentations

Graduation

Location:
Room: 425
Union-Endicott High School
1200 E Main St
Endicott, New York
13760

Details

Date:
September 16
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/46587

Organizer

socci@ieee.org

IEEE Region 1 Website