UAS Flight Training

Course Number: UAS 100
Transcript Title: UAS Flight Training
Created: June 11, 2020
Updated: June 11, 2020
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 20
Lecture / Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

MTH 20, RD 90, WR 90 or equivalent placement test scores

Course Description

Introduces beginning and intermediate flight training for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Provides FAR 107 training, preparing the student to take the FAA Remote Pilot License Exam. Covers beginning and intermediate flight training to site for the AUVSI TOP Level 1 and TOP Level 2 certifications exams. Prerequisites: MTH 20, RD 90, WR 90 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the skills necessary to pass the FAA Remote Pilot exam (FAR 107 certification exam).
  2. Demonstrate the skills necessary to pass the AUVSI TOP Level 1 and Level 2 certification exam.
  3. Demonstrate safe flight and proficiency.
  4. Apply FAA regulations for the operation of UAS.
  5. Perform and operate autonomous flight of unmanned aircraft.
  6. Demonstrate sUAS automated flight, emergency procedures, and commercial flight maneuvers utilizing a sUAS commercial checklist.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The student will demonstrate competencies related to UAS operation via written test, quizzes, assignments, verbal demonstrations and flight evaluations.

Texts and Materials

Aero Drone Academy Workbook, Davis, first edition, 2017

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Outcome #1: Sit for the FAA Remote Pilot exam (FAR 107 certification exam).

FAA Test Prep for Remote Pilot License

  • Regulations
  • National Airspace System
  • Weather
  • Loading and Performance
  • Operations
Outcome #2: Sit for AUVSI TOP Level 1 and Level 2 certification exam.

Intermediate Flight

  • Systems, Controls & Software
  • Crew Resource
  • Checklist and Skill Building
  • TOP Level 1 Test
Outcome #3: Demonstrate safe flight and proficiency.

Basic Flight (small drone)

  • Checklist
  • Safety
  • Mission Plan
  • Controls
  • Skill building
Outcome #4: Apply FAA regulations for the operation of UAS.

FAA Test Prep for Remote Pilot License

  • Regulations
  • National Airspace System
  • Weather
  • Loading and Performance
  • Operations
Outcome #5: Perform and operate autonomous flight of unmanned aircraft.

Basic Flight (small drone)

  • Checklist
  • Safety
  • Mission Plan
  • Controls
  • Skill building
Outcome #6: Demonstrate sUAS automated flight, emergency procedures, and commercial flight maneuvers utilizing a sUAS commercial checklist.

Operational Sequences

  • Autonomous Flight
  • Introduction to Camera Settings
  • Maneuvers
  • Pre-Mission Planning & In Flight Considerations
  • Post Flight Checklist