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UAV Pilot Training Certificate

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UAV Pilot Training Certificate

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Drone/UAV Pilot Training Certificate

The UAV pilot training program consists of three phases. Phase 1 and 2 are conducted at home. Phase three is conducted at one of our flight schools. At the end of the program, students will receive the UAV Pilot Certificate that shows 10 hours of simulator, 16 hours of ground school and 16 hours of flight training for a total of 50 hours of training. All flights are conducted at AMA fields with AMA instructors in accordance with FAA AC 91-57. We require our students to join AMA (click here). There is no previous experience required to enroll in this program. In this new industry, UAV pilots are making a top salary of $275,000 and an average annual salary of $104,000. The cost of the three phase program is $3500. To enroll click on the Buy Now button. We will contact you after payment to give you your login instructions for the ground school. We will also ship a simulator to you after payment. If you have a group of students we can come to your location to train UAV pilots. This training is only available to US citizens, Canada and Bermuda You will receive 2 weeks of home study and three days of flight training.

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A 10% discount is available to all UVU students towards the purchase of select sUAS flight training equipment from Troy Built Models. www.troybuiltmodels.com Troy Built Models offers a variety of sUAS training and professional equipment including multi-rotor copters and fixed wing aircraft. They offer very inexpensive practice aircraft up to professional fixed wing systems with ranges over 100 miles, and professional multi-copters with DSLR cameras. The discount cannot be used for online purchases, please call a trained technical representative for assistance at (941) 342-8685.Purchase Class Now!
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Group Rates

For groups of five or more we can train at your location. Discounts available. Call for pricing!

UVU Flight Training Centers:

Denver, CO
Mahopac, NY
Phoenix, AZ
Sarasota, FL
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
Las Vegas, NV
Reno, NV
Richmond, VA

U AV Pilot Training is approved by the state workforce in CA, AZ, UT and though a reciprocal agreement with NV. The program is also approved for VA benefits so you can use your GI Bill.

Phase 1

(At Home) Students will complete the UVU Small UAV Ground School which consists of the following topics: Checklists General characteristics Dimensions & weight Motors Propellers Electronic speed controls Wireless links Fuel/Flight Battery Flight Parameters Limitations Emergency Procedures Normal procedures Performance Flight times & wireless transmission Weight and balance Air Vehicle Systems Description Handling, service and maintenance


Phase 2

(At Home) As soon as payment is received, we will ship a simulator to you in the mail. The simulator consists of software and a controller that plugs into the computer USB port. After you install the software you will be able to fly 47 different small UAVs from 6 different sites. Students will receive instruction on both fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft. Students will practice unusual attitude recoveries and takeoff and landings. One of our highly qualified instructors will call you and provide instruction on the phone while you are at home. This hands on experience will prepare you for flight with several real small UAVs during your 2 day flight training class.


Phase 3

(At Flight School)After completion of the home based ground school and simulator training, students will be scheduled for 2 days of basic flight training at one of our flight training centers. Students will fly both fixed wing and vertical takeoff (quadcopter, helicopter) small UAVs depending on location. Propulsion systems are both electric and gas. Day 1 Pre-flight briefing Manually fly fixed wing UAV Day 2 Pre-flight briefing Manually fly rotor wing UAV (hex/quad/heli-copter). We can modify this to be 2 days with the same type of small UAV.

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Call: 602-759-7372
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Our expert instructors have between 10 and 40 years and 3000 and 25,000 hours, the most experienced UAV pilots in the world! Sample UAV instructor pilot biographies

Mr. Darcy Wingo is one of the most experienced UAV pilot experts in the world! He has over 25 years and 10,000 hours of experience with small, medium and large size UAVs. He is the Master Instructor for Unmanned Vehicle University. He has recently flown a modified Aerostar UAV in Afghanistan that used a winch catapult system to aid in short takeoffs and landings. He was also an external pilot, flight test and systems engineer operating the Aerostar UAV in Afghanistan supporting the Dutch Army and Marines

Mr. Gene Payson has over 40 years and 25,000 hours of experience with small UAVs . He is also the president of Troy Built Models, the third largest small UAV company in the USA. His company is involved in the manufacturing, operation, design, development, systems engineering, power plant engineering, electrical and electronic system development, market analysis, piloting, and more regarding large Remote Controlled and small Unmanned Aircraft. He is a UAV pilot for the Air Force Research Laboratory and is a certified pilot on the Penguin B gasoline powered fixed wing small UAV. He has guest lectured regarding small UAVs at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and other venues for several years. His forte is small UAV operation.

Mr Matt McCurdy holds the multi-engine commercial, CFI and instrument ratings. He has a Bachelor of Aviation Science degree, with 6 years experience in UAS operations including multiple foreign deployments. Over 3500 hours experience with the Tigershark and Copperhead UAVs. He has managed a group of nine UAS operators in Iraq and Afghanistan and maintained a fleet of UAS aircraft to provide 24/7 coverage. He was responsible for UAS engine and airframe maintenance as well as systems and sensor configuration. He is now performing primary flight training for UAS operators in Yuma, AZ. He is also developing UAV operations manuals, checklists and training material


UVU trains pilots and sensor operators on small to large UAVs around the globe. We can travel to your country to provide training. Our pilots are qualified on Hermes, Aerostar, Tigershark, Predator, Reaper and Global Hawk UAVS, Please call us for a quote at 602-759-7372 or send email to admissions@uxvuniversity.com

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