UAS Personnel course objective is to provide an understanding of the limits and skills employed by professional remote pilots in trapping and mitigating errors, as well as analyzing human error and management skills used to detect and stop errors during the day-to-day execution of remote pilot tasks. Additionally, this course explores the concepts of decision-making bias, stress, and methods for safely identifying and mitigating risk while making time critical decisions.


Here is the course outline:

1. (Unit 11) Human Factors and UAS

humans can process at once. However, as we gain experience with the information of a particular type of work, our processing of that information becomes increasingly efficient. However, efficiency gained by relying on assumptions rather than actively monitoring information can cause changes to go undetected. Those undetected changes can lead to errors and aviation accidents. Automation is often introduced into work systems as a means to offload work from humans and reduce opportunities for errors. This unit points out that automation instead tends to introduce new types of work and errors.

2. (Unit 12) Crew Resource Management

Crew Resource Management (CRM) is a management technique that remote pilots and UAS crews can employ to reduce and trap human errors. CRM has been wildly accepted in the professional aviation, military, health care, and earth exploration industries to identify and limit latent failures. This unit will help remote pilots develop these soft skills and learn effective ways to increase their situation awareness.

3. (Unit 13) Aeronautical Decision Making

As UAS become more automated, the human’s role becomes one of monitoring and making decisions. Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) is a process designed to help pilots make sound decisions and reduce the risk of an accident. Arguably, these are the most important skills any UAS remote pilot can learn. ADM needs to be practiced and evaluated for anyone to gain proficiency.

4. End of Course Assessment

EOC to measure knowledge of learning objectives.

5. End Of Course Survey

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