UVU Drone Flight Training and Live FAA 107 Seminar

The Leading University in UAV Training

CY2019 - Term 4: Sept 30th to Dec 22nd
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Education in all sectors of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Drone Training

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Unmanned Vehicle University Drone Pilot Training

Drone training for groups and individuals who want to provide professional services to industries using small UAVs.

What’s included

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PC-based drone simulator
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Hands-on flight training

FAA Part 107 Prep Course

Along with the drone training, the prep course that will help you pass the FAA Part 107 written test is included in this package. Our full drone training package will prepare you to fly drones commercially and service a rising number of industries that are adopting UAV solutions.

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What our students are saying

I wanted to let you know that I thought the session I had with Fred Bivetto yesterday was excellent! I felt as though Fred was extremely prepared and organized. The material presented was thorough and touched on all of the areas needed to pass the sUAS Exam. In addition Fred provided me with a fantastic library of materials, suggestions, and ideas to use when starting my business.

Fred has a wealth of knowledge and understanding in this industry that is invaluable! I look forward to starting and growing an exceptional business in the UA Systems industry under Fred’s tutelage.

Steve Crane, WireCare.com

I am about midway through the Remote Pilot course and wanted to compliment you on the quality of the information. I am taking this course to enable me to operate a drone for my TV station KTVI St. Louis. We have 1 person with a pilots license who has only read the FAA study guide then completed the FAA test. I accompany him as a VO for now. But this other person has not taken a course like yours and I believe he is missing out on the Culture of Drone operation.

For example we currently don’t have a flight log book in use. Your instruction to keep a log with flight times, battery cycles and maintenance records etc. is a necessity. At this time , he also does not check any of the official weather sites or NOTAM (and other ) alerts before a flight. Again, this is something your course has taught as a necessity.

Thanks for your help, Looking forward to rest of course!

Jim Chambers, KTVI St. Louis
I successfully completed the UVU Flight Training Certification course this past summer, 2016. The Chief Instructor, Gene, presented my training group a variety of helpful in-depth information from the importance of checklists to actual hands on flights. We utilized the use of imaging (mapping) applications which were simulated in the practice fields, performed by both copter and fixed wing UAVs. Gene made the 2-day training environment both exciting and adventurous, as well as providing a wealth of knowledge. His professionalism and incredible understanding of the drone industry was second to none. Gene’s history and skill with UAVs is inspiring for anyone interested in pursuing a career with Unmanned Flight.
Mark Brazelton, sUAS Pilot / Aviation Business Specialist
I attended the UVU pilot training course during the summer of 2016. As my instructor, Gene provided in depth and thorough information about the UAVs we were operating along with critical insights regarding their automation features, control systems and commercial applications. Gene’s knowledge of imaging and sensor systems was inspiring on both a professional and academic level.
Justin Owens
My experience with Gene and UVU was greater than imagined. Gene is a very knowledgeable instructor and very detail oriented. His grasp of the UAV field is second to none and a great instructor to work with. He took the time needed to explain things in detail and gave clear guidance during my training. I feel Gene and UVU should be at the top of your list of instructors and schools for your UAV training, and believe you will be very pleased with your choice.
Christopher Walsh, iEnvision, LLC
Unmanned Vehicle University is one of the top institutions of higher education in the United States for UAS. The training SkySkopes received with UVU, especially through the guidance of their Chief Trainer Gene Payson, was absolutely exemplary. SkySkopes takes pride in our numerous UAV pilot certifications and UVU’s is one of our most cherished! We will definitely be sending more of our student pilots through the UVU program and have nothing but the highest praises to sing of UVU.
Matt Dunlevy, SkySkopes
The simulator was a good way to get an idea of how the controller (transmitter) works. I found the challenges with the 10 levels to be great skill builders. The levels made you put the multirotor in certain places (landing in certain areas/flying through certain obstacles) which at first was challenging but with a lot of practice became second nature. I really could not have asked for anything more out of phase 3. Scott was very professional and really built Jon and my confidence with several multirotors. He showed us how to update software and firmware for Dji products and tons of features that the Phantom 2 Vision plus and S1000 are capable of. We both had a lot of flight time with multiple platforms. Jon and I walked away with a great deal of knowledge and confidence with flying the platforms that we will be using for work. Scott is a top notch instructor and I am very grateful that I was able to receive instruction from him.
Billy, Department of Defense
As the owner of a small photography studio, I always have to be on the alert for the next big wave of change that can enhance my business. When I started to learn about drones I realized that they could become an important part of the creative services I offer my individual and corporate clients. Providing them with the ability to capture a moment or gather the visual information they need from the air makes me that much more important to them. When I found out about Unmanned Vehicle University, I knew I had to take the course — and I am glad I did. Before taking the course at UVU, the only thing I ever flew was a paper airplane. The course gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to expand my photography/video business in a whole new exciting direction aimed toward the future.
Joe Polillio, Productions Still & Motion Photography
I recently started the doctoral program at the Unmanned Vehicle University and thought the 3-day UAV Seminars course would be a great overview for all of the upcoming courses in my future. Indeed, I was extremely impressed with the amount of material we covered in such a short time. The topics give a well-rounded look at the industry, covering not only the full system perspective of the vehicles, payloads and ground control stations, but where we stand with current legislation, commercial opportunities and what future technologies are being worked on. The support material included provides plenty of sources for review and guidance for further topic exploration. There were numerous multi-media examples, as well as great class discussion. Speaking of the class, it was a diverse group of professionals that were all interesting to spend time with. It appears we made great friends as well as a new network of folks passionate about the aerospace industry and all of the benefits unmanned systems will bring. Dr. LeMieux mentioned in the initial introductions how the industry is changing almost daily. True to that statement, we had several relevant articles presented each day that were hot off the press. The material is fresh, maintained well and professionally put together. As an instructor, Dr. LeMieux was engaging, extremely knowledgeable and accountable for bringing back answers the following morning to the rare couple of questions he said he needed to check on. He cares about the program and it shows. I give my highest recommendations for the UAV Seminars Course.
Darrin Guilbeau

Learn everything you need to become a commercial UAV pilot

Our FAA part 107 prep course is modeled exactly after the FAA test itself. Each drone training topic is reinforced with a quiz to ensure you are learning everything you need. All of the necessary FAA documents are loaded into the course for your convenience.

6 modules that cover everything

  • Introduction

  • Regulations

  • Airspace

  • Weather

  • Loading and Performance

  • Operations

Additional resources included

  • Includes all necessary FAA documents

  • Each module has its own prep quiz at the end

  • Take a cumulative exam to reinforce everything you have learned

  • Includes FAA IACRA application guidance
  • Instructed by a Certified Flight Instructor

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UAV systems engineers are in great demand by industry and government

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Masters Degree

UVU Masters Degree in Unmanned Systems Engineering

Our Masters degree in Unmanned Systems Engineering is comprised of 36 credit hours. Just a few of the courses available:

  • Introduction to Systems Engineering
  • Numerical Analysis
  • UAS Flight Test & Evaluation
  • UAV Propulsion Systems
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Doctorate Degree

UVU Doctorate Degree in Unmanned Systems Engineering

Our Doctorate degree in Unmanned Systems Engineering is comprised of 60 credit hours. Just a few of the courses available:

  • UAS Conceptual Design
  • UAV Aerodynamics & Flight Stability
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Dissertation Research
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Professional Certificate

Obtain the drone training to manage the unmanned systems of the future. Our professional certificate course will take you through a series of labs to build and test a small UAV. Here are a few of the labs you will take:

  • UAS airframe assembly
  • Bench test and install motor and power system
  • Familiarization with ground control station software
  • Bench test and install video payload
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