Students will complete the UVU small UAV ground school which consists of the following topics:
Welcome to the UAV/Drone Ground School and Course Instructors
The History of Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones
Brief History of UASs, UAS Classification Systems
Fundamentals of Aero Part 1 – Basic Principles 1
Fundamentals of Aero Part II – Basic Principles 2
Fundamentals of Aero Part III – Basic Principles 3
Basic Rotary Wing Fundamentals – Quad/Multi-copter Aero
Aviation Weather Principles 1
Aviation Weather Principles 2
Remote Sensing Theory 1 – Remote Sensing Fundamentals
Remote Sensing Theory II – Sensors 1
Remote Sensing Theory III – Sensors 2
sUAS Design & Construction 1
sUAS Design 2 & 3 + Drone Video System
FAA sUAS Regulations Overview
Intro to Flight Simulator & Proficiency Expectations
Flight Simulator Proficiency Demonstration
Out of the Box and Safely Flying and Controlling Your Drone
The Know Before You Fly Program
Applications of UAS Technology
We will ship the phase 2 drone simulator to you in the mail. The simulator consists of software and a controller that plugs into your computer’s USB port. After you install the software, you will be able to fly 47 different small UAVs from 6 different sites.
This instruction will include only rotor wing aircraft. Fixed wing aircraft can be added for a nominal charge. Students will practice the basics of the RC controller, flight characteristics of the individual aircraft, and take off/landing procedures.
The flight instructor that will be conducting phase 3 will contact the student to answer any questions and be available to assist with the simulator classes. This hands-on experience will prepare you for flight with several real small UAVs during your 2 day flight training class.
After completion of the home based ground school and simulator training, students will be scheduled for 2 days of flight training at one of our flight training centers. Standard training includes rotary wing (quadcopter) and increases in difficulty over the training syllabus.
Fixed wing drone training is available as an optional second day curriculum, (may require travel to a training site not closest to the student).
Day 1 includes pre-flight, set up, planning, and basic maneuvers. Day 2 includes advance procedures and flying scenarios. Extended training time is available. Tailored end user training in specific commercial and government agencies is available from our experts. Call (602) 759-7372 if you have any questions.
UVU Flight Training Centers:
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Additional locations can be arranged by special request.