IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19 closures, at this time, on part 1 of the Drone Pilot course series will be offered (via live Zoom format). In-person/flight time parts 2 and 3 of the series will be added as soon as restrctions are lifted.
sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) RPIC (Remote Pilot in Command)Training Program
37 classroom hours + 120 Externship hours
Experts speculate that by the year 2020 there will be more than 23 million sUAS (drones) in service and based on the current aircraft to pilot ratio and the FAA requirement of one pilot per drone, there will need to be 650,000 commercial drone pilots to fly these aircraft. Currently there are only 65,000 commercial drone pilots, so get your RPIC certification for this industry that is taking off!
This 3-part Commercial Drone Pilot job training course prepares you to pass the FAA part 107 Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC) exam and receive their RPIC certification. The course work covers: Regulations, National Airspace, Aircraft Performance, Operations, and Weather. Additionally, students will be given physical flight training with various types of sUAS (drones). This program is designed to optimally prepare you to perform the duties of a Commercial RPIC that are required in any commercial drone setting including public safety, cinematic, realty, construction, transportation, and surveying. Students will learn to assist established Commercial sUAS operators in “real-life” situations. Course includes all classroom lab materials and textbooks.
16+ years of age. Parental/Guardian Release form required for Students under 18 years of age.
High school Senior/High School Diploma or GED
Course Work Requirements:
Attending 21 hours in-class and completing homework, quizzes and exams, successful complete 16 hours of sUAS flight training and successful completion of 120 hour externship.
To pass this program students must: Score a minimum of 70 percent on the final exam (FAA Part 107 Exam).
1. Regular internet and email access.
2. Regular attendance required.
Part 1 is a 21-hour lecture and “real-life” FAA Part 107 RPIC Exam course.
Part 2 is a 16 hour “hands-on” sUAS Pilot Training.
Part 3 is a 120-hour externship.