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Drone Operator Training


If you’re new to drone piloting, the Intro to sUAS course will give you all the vital skills and information you need to start piloting drones safely and legally and prepare for FAA certification. The comprehensive 18-hour course is designed to provide thorough instruction on drone systems, use applications, legal issues, maintenance, FAA regulations, piloting skills, and safety best practices, as well as prepare operators to successfully pass the remote pilot knowledge test and achieve FAA remote pilot certification, which is required to legally operate a drone for any business purpose. The course fee includes a workbook, a quadcopter with camera, a computer flight simulator with radio controller, 50 FAA sample test questions, and 18 hours of instruction.

Intro to sUAS

The 18-hour hands-on Intro to sUAS/Learn to Fly course teaches business and hobby pilots to fly safely and legally, understand new jobs and business models, and get the most out of their drones. The course fee includes a quadcopter with a camera, a computer flight simulator, and a workbook. Topics covered include flying multi-rotor & fixed-wing drones, indoor flight training, diverse flight systems, maintenance, registration & certification requirements, safety, insurance, industry applications, featured systems (DJI, Yuneec, etc.), emerging technologies, and the latest FAA policies.
Monday and Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 PM, August 14-30, 2017
Fee: $1490 (Comprehensive course- Learn to Fly + Test Prep)
NCCC Sanborn Campus, E-140

Call NCCC Workforce for more information, 716-614-6236

Registration: Click the Enroll Now link above

Remote Pilot Knowledge Test Prep Course

To legally operate a drone for any business purpose, FAA regulations now require remote pilot certification. The 6-hour Remote Pilot Knowledge Test Prep course prepares pilots interested in pursuing commercial opportunities to successfully pass the comprehensive knowledge test required for FAA certification.
Saturday, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, September 16, 2017
Fee: $495
NCCC Sanborn Campus, E-140

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