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AVT 117 - Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Experimental

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft systems (under 55 pounds) and their role in the field of aviation. Students will learn current commercial regulations, the national airspace system, weather, loading and performance and operations in accordance with the FAA Airmen Certification Standards (ACS). At the completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the FAA aeronautical test to become certified as remote small aircraft systems pilots.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify current UAS commercial registration, certification and regulation procedures.
  2. Define common aviation terminology and definitions.
  3. Describe the effects of weight and balance on UAS performance.
  4. Recall the components of UAS systems, instruments and payloads.
  5. Summarize the basic principles of flight procedures.
  6. Apply the basic principles of navigation, aeronautical chart interpretation and radio communications.
  7. Conduct basic flight manuevers using a computerized flight simulator and UAS system.
  8. Evaluate the classifications of the national airspace system.
  9. Design flight plans for an unmanned aircraft system.
Listed Topics
  1. Types of drones
  2. Registration and certification basics
  3. UAS regulations
  4. National Airspace System
  5. Weather
  6. Loading and performance
  7. Crew resource management
  8. Operations
  9. Radio communications
  10. Emergency procedures
  11. Flight planning and management
  12. FAA aeronautical test
  13. Flight simulator training
Reference Materials
Textbooks, internet, software and appropriate media.

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