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UAV Training Programs

Argus Rising class hours can be submitted as 24 to 32 hours for your required annual training.

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SAR/TI

3 - Day UAV Search and Rescue with Thermal Imaging (SAR / TI)

3 -Day Class 

1 Day Classroom 2 Days Situational Field / Flight Training. The 3 Day (SAR) is an in-depth study in the techniques and tools needed to safely execute a UAV Search and Rescue operation. We will discuss strategies, tactics, procedures and potential hazards in the classroom. Then we will implement the knowledge and skills in a real-life scenario in the field.

UAV Search and Rescue with Thermal Imaging (SAR/TI)

Objective – Ensure that you understand the Tools and Skills required to fly a Search and Rescue mission. Gain an understand of the Tools and Skills required to fly using a Thermal Imaging System.  ​

  • Software Orientation

  • Hardware Orientation

  • Video / Photo monitoring and capture

  • Common Search and Rescue Scenarios:

    • Water Rescue

    • Ground Rescue

    • Urban Rescue

  • Crew Resource Management

  • Field Programming Search Patterns

  • Collecting and Processing Data

  • File Transfer and Management

  • Setting Up Mission Control

  • Managing Adverse Flying Conditions

  • Indoor Scene Size-Up

  • Rescue Drops (Rope, Cell Phone, Flotation, Food etc.)

  • Execute precision flight drills

  • Fly mock SAR missions

  • Understanding Thermal Imaging

  • Understanding TI Palettes

  • Isotherms

  • Radiometrics

  • Night Flight Skills

  • Accessories

  • Laws

  • Limitations

  • Fly the Missions

  • 3-Day Argus Rising Class Certification to earn 24 official training hours for your required annual training.

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PART 107

4 Day FAA Part 107 Test Prep (107 Prep)

4 - Day Class 

2 Days Classroom 1 Day Flight Skills Assessment and Implementation, 1 Day Review and Testing

 

Objective - The FAA has developed regulations to allow the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (small UAV) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. The rules are specified in 14 CFR part 107 and address UAV classification, certification, and operating rules. Note: Please be prepared to pay your $175 per person test fee when we arrive at the testing center.

 

First Responders will be taught these skills:    

  • Prep for and take the FAA Unmanned Pilot Certification (Part 107) test at a local FAA test center.

  • Learn the material in only 14 to 16 classroom hours.

  • Accountability "learn the material sooner than later".

  • Ability to learn from and ask questions of FAA certified licensed manned and unmanned aircraft pilots in class. 

  • Cover FAA Regulations, Weather, Operations, Airspace and Load and Performance.

  • Understanding terminology and implementing it in the field.

  • Flight safety - when and when NOT to fly.

  • Flight Skills to manage almost any situation that arises. 

  • Focus on communication and crew roles.

  • Rapid deployment, being airborne within minutes of the UAV Officer arriving on-site.

  • Support tactical operations, offering immediate crucial accurate situational awareness.

  • 4-Day Argus Rising Class Certification to earn 32 official training hours for your required annual training.

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3 - Day UAV Program Quick Start (PQS)

JUMP START

3 - Day Class 

1 Day Classroom 2 Days Ramp Up Flight Skills

 

Objective - Your agency needs a drone course that explains the most important laws and safety protocols. This is a great option for your drone team to start-up quickly and safely. Many agencies fly under a COA and need to train pilots ASAP. We give you the tools to pursue your Part 107 certification later if you choose to. Your pilots will learn how to get in the air with a strong understanding of process's, procedures and confidence right away.

 

First Responders will be taught these skills:    

  • Introduction to FAA Rules and Regulations

  • Differentiating between Part 107 and a COA

  • Understanding drone terminology and implementing it in the field

  • Flight safety - when and when NOT to fly

  • Drone hardware orientation

  • Drone software orientation

  • Flight skills to maneuver a UAV safely and competently

  • Focus on communication and situational awareness.

  • Setting up mission control

  • Understand drone functions and capabilities

  • Execute basic and advanced flight skills

  • Learn UAV flight training drills

  • Fly mock missions

  • File Transfer and Management

  • 3-Day Argus Rising Class Certification to earn 24 official training hours for your required annual training.

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