Introduction

Unmanned Applications course objective is to provide an understanding of how unmanned aircraft are used to accomplish a variety of tasks in a complex environment and how remote pilots apply UAS technology for commercial, scientific, and governmental purposes while respecting both the physical and regulatory limitations. Additionally, this course creates a foundation for the concept of professionalism and ethics as they apply to remote pilots.

Modules

Here is the course outline:

1. (Unit 6) UAS Applications

This unit explored topics associated with the application of UAS technology and provided specific examples of UAS used in the three major user sectors: government, commercial, and scientific. Independent of the type of application, all UAS operations share a common flight profile. This unit explores these stages and some of the associated challenges and limitations.

2. ( Unit 7) UAS and The Elements

UAS are being called upon to fill unique operational that take place in a complex and dynamic environment. This necessitates careful and deliberate planning, knowledge of the UA and its performance limitations, recognition of the crew’s own abilities, and an understanding of the environment where the operation takes place. One of the largest factors affecting UAS operations is weather. This unit explores weather patterns that are the product of uneven heating and circulation of air within the earth’s atmosphere. Learners will also be exposed to weather products designed to help pilots make meaningful decisions about the environment.

3. (Unit 8) Remote Pilot Professionalism

For the UAS industry to expand, remote pilots will need to distinguish themselves from the hobbyist. The greatest differentiator will be the professionalism of the remote pilot. Remote pilots are the newest addition to the aviation profession, which is held in high regard and joins other professionals, such as doctors, lawyers, and engineers. This newly established profession will be built by knowledgeable, responsible, and skillful individuals that execute their duties in an ethical and competent manner.

4. (Unit 9) UAS Rules and Regulations

Small UAS (sUAS) flight operations take place in a complex airspace system that has a dedicated regulatory agency and thousands of federal employees working around the clock to ensure the safe execution of air commerce. With the 2016 release of Part 107, sUAS flight operations are allowed into this system, and it is imperative that remote pilots understand and follow the rules and regulations of the sky

5. (Unit 10) Airspace Operations

The vast majority of UAS operations will occur in Class G airspace, low to the ground, and far from airports and their associated flight activities. However it is imperative that professional remote pilots understand the process and procedures needed to fly near airports and in controlled airspace. The knowledge gained in this unit will prepare remote pilots to access and safely operate in the National Airspace System.

6. End of Course Assessment

EOC to measure knowledge of learning objectives

7. End Of Course Survey

This survey allows you to provide feedback as to the content, flow, and learning achieved in the course.