This introductionary course will allow you to understand and operate unmanned aircraft. This extensive 2 day course will contain everything you need to know about the unmanned aviation field. You will be able to plan, strategize, operate, test, and control these hi-tech machines. Whether for commercial or personal knowledge, this will open a whole new field to the participants of this class.
This course will be offered exclusively at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, and we take pride in offering an FAA approved UAS course to you. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems course is offered at our AIM Manassas, VA, Chesapeake VA, Atlanta GA, Oakland CA, and Las Vegas NV campuses.
Flight of the DJI Phantom 3
The introduction to Unmanned Aviation course will expose students to key aspects of the UAS industry, with a focus on the operator role and mission. Over two days, students will learn the history of UAS's, their mission, the developing regulations, and explore future oppertunities in this growing field of aviation.
This course will prepare you to take the FAA UAS aeronautical test or recurrent test for former military UAS operators which would allow them to obtain their operator certificate from the FAA.
The UAS Operator and Flight Training course will teach students basic and advanced airmanship skills with a focus on aerial photography with mission planning and execution that can be applied to agriculture, real estate, and infrastructure inspection jobs. Over two days, students will learn the basics of flight, preflight, mission planning techniques and progress to advanced/skilled maneuvers. This course will help students build operational experience and real time decision making skills under the guidance of seasoned instructors. They will be prepared to confidently use their UAS operator certificate for commercial or personal use.
Operator of the DJI Phantom 3
This course is a Pass/Fail course and this will be based on attendance, participation and final test.
Attendance/Participation - 50% of overall grade, Final Flight Exam - 50%
This is an avocational course and is given over a 2 day period. Attendance is required in order to pass the course and receive a certificate.
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This program is offered at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Manassas, VA, Chesapeake VA, Atlanta GA, Oakland CA, and Las Vegas NV campuses.. Currently, the program is offered only as a day class and is not eligible for financial aid.
Brennan Haltli is a Principal Engineer at The MITRE Corporation’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development. He holds a Bachelor of Science Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Science Systems Engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Haltli is a certified flight instructor and holds a Commercial Multi Engine Instrument Rated pilots license with +600 hours. Since 2003, Mr. Haltli has worked with NASA and the FAA to develop new technology and procedures to make manned and unmanned aircraft operations safer. In 2015, Mr. Haltli created Unmanned Aerial Solutions LLC to provide UAS pilot flight training and education services.
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