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Argus Rising First Responder Drone Classes:

Introductory Classes - 

1-Day UAV Start Up Consultation

Public Safety Professionals working for America’s 18,000+ domestic agencies are committed to keeping our communities safe.  UAVs can minimize the risk you face while at the same time allowing you to rapidly respond to unfolding situations with better information for decision making, decisions that can save lives. 

​1-Day Class

  • .5 Day Classroom and .5 Day Field Time

  • This is Step 1 in the UAV Deployment process, we will enable you to present the UAV Business Case and Budget for deployment specific to the needs in your city.

  • Deliverables - You will leave this class with a clear understanding of drone terminology, a UAV Business Case specific to your Department, a draft UAV Operations Manual, UAV Presentation with Use Cases and Benefits of UAVs, a Startup Sample Budget and knowledge of available State and Federal Grants specific to UAV training and deployment.

 

Prerequisite - Currently considering starting a public safety UAV program for your agency.

 
 

4 Day Part 107 Test Prep

4 - Day Class 

2.5 Days Classroom .5 Day Review and Testing 1 Day Flight Skills (Optional 5th Day on Friday if needed. No additional fee.)

 

Objective - The FAA has developed regulations to allow the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (small UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) for purposes other than hobby and recreation. The rules are specified in 14 CFR part 107 and address UAS classification, certification, and operating rules.

 

First Responders will be taught these skills:    

  • Prep for and take the FAA Remote Pilot Certification (107) test at a local FAA test center Note: Please be prepared to pay your $150 per person test fee when we arrive at the testing center.

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

  • Understanding LAANC and Flight Safety, when and when not to fly

  • Flight Skills to manage almost any situation that arises 

  • Introduction to Intelligent Flight Modes

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

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

  • Deliverables - You will prepare for and take the FAA Remote Certification Pilot Test, 4-Day Argus Rising Class Certification, a clear understanding of how to deploy and grow UAV services within your department. 

 

Prerequisite - Committed to starting a public safety UAV program for your agency.

 

Advanced Classes - 

1 - Day UAV Part 107 Recurrent Testing Refresher

1 - Day Class 

Objective – Whether it's time to renew your part 107 or, you are concerned about the current state of your UAV program, we offer this flight skills refresher class. It is to ensure that you understand all FAA policy updates and review the latest industry advancements as well as assess your safety protocol and flight skills.  ​

  • 1 Day Classroom

  • Review Current FAA Rules and Procedures

  • Research Latest Hardware and Software Advancements

  • Part 107 Test Prep Review

Prerequisite - Argus Rising 4 Day Part 107 or Equivalent.

4 - Day Search and Rescue with Thermal Imaging

 

4 -Day Class 

2 Days Classroom, 2 Days Situational Field / Flight Training (Optional 5th Day on Friday if needed. No additional fee.)

The 4 Day (SAR) is an in depth study in the techniques and tools needed to safely execute a 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.

Prerequisite - 4 Day Part 107 Test Prep or Equivalent. Must be Part 107 Certified or currently operating under a valid COA.

UAV Search and Rescue (SAR) Introduction

Objective – Ensure that you understand the Tools and Skills required to fly a Search and Rescue mission.  

  • Search and Rescue Scenarios:

    • Lost Child / Person

    • Rising Waters (Water Rescue)

    • Hostage Situation

  • Rapid Deployment 

  • Field Programing a Search Pattern (Mission)

  • Fly the Mission

  • Setting Up Mission Control

  • Collecting and Processing Data

  • Managing Adverse Flying Conditions

  • Flying in “First Person” View

  • Searching after Sunset

  • Check Results

  • File Transfer and Management

UAV Thermal Imaging (TI)

Objective – Ensure that you understand the Tools and Skills required to fly using a Thermal Imaging System.  ​

  • Understanding Thermal Imaging

  • Understanding TI Views

  • Software Orientation

  • Hardware Orientation

  • Rapid Deployment

  • Video / Photo monitoring and capture

  • Field Programing

  • Night Flight Skills

    • Accessories

    • Laws

    • Limitations

  • Fly the Mission

UAV Crime / Accident Scene Photography (CSP)

Objective – Ensure that you understand the Tools and Skills required to fly a Crime or Accident scene.  

  • Understanding Orthomosaics:

    • Photogrammetry

    • Orthometrics

    • 3D Modeling

  • Programming the Flight Grid

  • Establishing Orthometric Altitudes

  • Creating an Orthometrics View

  • Creating a 3D View

  • Editing the final versions

  • Security and Chain of Custody

  • Field Programing

  • Fly the Mission

  • Additional Photos

  • Video as required

UAV Tether Deployment (TD)

Objective – Ensure that you understand the Tools and Skills required to deploy a tethering system.  

  • Understanding Tethering:

    • Events (Eye in the Sky)

    • Hostage Situations

    • Any Long Term Flight Requirements

  • Tether Set Up

  • Establishing Altitudes

  • Camera Angle

  • Managing Multiple Tethered Drones

  • Setting up the Command Center

  • Management and Communication’s

  • Video / Photo monitoring and capture

  • Follow Suspect Software

  • Field Programing

2 Day Reconnaissance and Tactical

 

2 - Day Class 

2 Days Situational Field / Flight Training

The 2 Day (RT) is an in depth study in the techniques and tools needed to safely execute Reconnaissance and Tactical missions. We will discuss strategies, tactics, procedures and potential hazards in the field. Then we will implement the knowledge and skills in real life scenarios.

Prerequisite - 4 Day Part 107 Test Prep or Equivalent. Must be Part 107 Certified or currently operating under a valid COA.

UAV Active Crime Scene (ACS) / Active Fire Scene (AFS)

Objective – Ensure that you understand the Tools and Skills required to fly an Active Crime Scene or Fire Scene.    

  • Active Crime or Fire Scenarios:

    • Hostage Situation

    • Standoff

    • Terroristic Threat

  • Mission Engagement Decision Points:

    • Controlled Flight

    • Autonomous Flight

    • Multiple Drones Required

    • Assistance Needed

    • Assigning a UAV Coordinator

  • Configuring the Drone for the Mission

  • Programming Flight Grids in the Field

  • Multiple Drones

  • Establish Communications

  • Managing Communications

  • Practice Rapid Deployment