Want to run a drone fleet in your organization?
Aircraft are only a small piece of a drone program. Along with having technical proficiency, managing a fleet of drones requires an understanding of the laws and regulations of each municipality and state, as well as the federal level. This course covers the many aspects of program management that must be addressed prior to launching a program, and also maintaining it once it begins operating. Intended as a starting point for the creation of a successful drone program, students will receive hands-on knowledge of the DJI Flight System via Drone Program Point Person (D3P™) training.
Note: An FAA remote pilot certificate (Part 107) is not required but highly recommended to take this course. If you do not have an FAA Part 107 remote pilot certificate, please consider registering for our Professional Drone Pilot: Ground School and FAA Part 107 Test Prep.
- Vision of UAV Program
- Planning for a Successful Program
- Key Personnel
- Working with other departments in your organization
- Public Safety (COA, Part 107, LOAs)
- Business (Part 107, Part 107 Waivers)
- Legal Considerations
UAV Program Personnel
- Camera Operators
- Ground Operations (Data Management)
- Standard Operation Procedures
- Pre-Flight Checklist
- Initial Training same for all Pilots
- Ongoing Training
- Knowledge Transfer across organization
- Standard Issue Equipment
- Mission Specific Drones
- Maintenance schedules
- Tech Troubleshooting
- Professional Appearance
- Public Relations
- Media Relations
- FAA Relations
- Creating a drone program
- Maintaining drone fleet operations
- Construct & maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for your organization
- Identify the correct aircraft for specific mission needs
- Conduct on-going safety training
- Understand drone safety & regulations
Professional Drone Pilot Training programs are conducted by FAA-licensed unmanned aircraft pilots from Adam Ringle Consulting (ARC), a Delaware-based industry leader in UAS training. Training program content is provided by ARC and Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems (RMUS). In cases of inclement weather, classes may be rescheduled.
Who Should Participate?
- Anyone responsible for starting a drone program or managing a drone fleet for an organization.
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