UAS Training Programs

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


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

4 -Day Class 

1 Day Classroom 3 Days Situational Field / Flight Training. The 4 Day (SAR) is an in-depth study in the techniques and tools needed to safely execute a UAS 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 (SAR)

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

  • 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


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 Palettes

  • Software Orientation

  • Hardware Orientation

  • Video / Photo monitoring and capture

  • Field Programming

  • Night Flight Skills

    • Accessories

    • Laws

    • Limitations

  • Fly the Missions


4 Day FAA Part 107 Test Prep (107 Prep)

4 - Day Class 

2 Days Classroom .5 Day Review and Testing 1.5 Day Flight Skills


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 $175 per person test fee when we arrive at the testing center.

  • 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.

  • 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.