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We Don’t Want to “Drone” On, But Unmanned Aircraft Training is Now Offered at AIM Dallas

Posted by on May 3, 2017

We Don’t Want to “Drone” On, But Unmanned Aircraft Training is Now Offered at AIM Dallas

Training will expose students to key aspects of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems field, with a focus on new federal regulations and operating procedures. These courses are designed to help students obtain their remote pilot certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.

By Brian Stauss

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) announced it will now be offering Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training at its campus located in Irving, Texas. This training course was created in response to the growing regulations set forth by the FAA in regards to commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft.

“Our UAS training course is another exciting point of service provided to support the FAA’s aviation safety initiatives designed to educate those who appreciate the creative career opportunities in an evolving field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” says David Meierotto, Executive Campus Director at the Irving campus. “The Aviation Institute of Maintenance has a proud history of supporting innovation in aviation maintenance and our new UAS training is yet another chapter added towards that standing.”

This training consists of a pair of two-day courses, each being offered on designated weekends only.  Individuals have the option of either enrolling in one of the courses, or they can enroll in both (this would require two separate weekends to complete the second course). The goal of the first course will be to teach students the history of unmanned aircraft, their various missions, the development of drone regulations, and to explore future opportunities in this growing field of aviation. The second course provides an operational understanding on unmanned aircraft, focusing more on actual drone piloting.  Topics covered in this course will include unique flight properties and performance, performing basic and advanced flight maneuvers, and responses to common emergency scenarios.

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s UAS training will prepare students to take the FAA UAS aeronautical test, or recurrent test for former military UAS operators, which would allow them to obtain their remote pilot certificate from the FAA. Test fees are included in the cost of the training.

For more information on enrolling into Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s UAS training course, contact AIM’s Dallas campus at (214) 333-9711.

About Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Aviation Institute of Maintenance is the United States’ largest family of aviation maintenance schools, with headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. Students learn the skills necessary to become successful in one of the world’s fastest growing industries, aviation maintenance and the free Human Factors course and certification are examples of the school’s passion and commitment to the aviation industry. AIM graduates are trained to meet the increasing global demands of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM’s campuses are located in the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Mo., Oakland, Calif., Orlando, Fla., and Norfolk, Va. Learn more at: www.AviationMaintenance.edu.

AIM Announces UAS Program

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016

Prep for your Drone pilot Certification with Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Courses

New UAS Certification Requirements Announced by FAA

Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced new regulations, via their Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule (Part 107), making it safer for businesses to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), by applying the FAA aircraft registration requirements. These new regulations went into effect in August 2016. Commercial drone pilots will now be required to pass the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge test.

The FAA reported, the UAS industry estimates the rule could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create more than 100,000 new jobs over the next 10 years.

Preparing for Certification: UAS Training Courses Now Available

In response to the new testing requirements, the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) has launched an Unmanned Aircraft System UAS training program for two of its locations; Chesapeake and Manassas, Virginia. The program consists of two separate two-day training courses, which are currently being offered on selected weekends. Individuals have the option of registering for a single course, or both courses together.

The first of these training courses serves as an introduction to unmanned aircraft systems and will teach students aerodynamic theory, principles of flight, flight restrictions, obstacle clearing, as well as the roles and responsibilities for unmanned aircraft systems.

The second of these courses provides a deeper operational understanding on unmanned aircraft systems, including unique flight properties and performance, calculating weight and balance, performing basic and advanced flight maneuvers and actions, and responses to common emergency scenarios.

These UAS training courses will prepare students to take the FAA UAS aeronautical knowledge test, or recurrent test for former military UAS operators, which would allow them to obtain their operator certificate from the FAA. Test fees are included in the cost of the training and can be taken right on campus. For more information on course dates, contact Brian Yeck (admdiramm@aviationmaintenance.edu) for Manassas training and Rosetta CiConta (admdiramn@aviationmaintenance.edu) for Chesapeake.