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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Ground School and Flight Training  

This dynamic course will address the various demands confronting law enforcement’s use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) during high and medium risk operations. Hands-on exercises and group scenarios geared towards safely completing the mission will enable you to immediately apply the concepts you learn during the lecture portion of class.

After a thorough introduction to the history, philosophy and justification for UAVs in law enforcement applications, we will focus on safely working within the National Airspace System (NAS) and the strict Federal Regulations that will govern your daily operations. You will learn proper communication protocols with the local FAA tower, how to file necessary NOTAMS, proper procedures to request Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), and various mandated administrative functions.

Integrated ground instruction will cover controls, avionics, batteries, safety and procedures, systems, maintenance, setup, FAA regulations and compliance, records and log books, aircraft registration and markings. You will learn how to use the UAVs to assist with crash reconstructions, crime scene and disaster photography as well as hostage and high risk scenarios.

Topics Include (but are not limited to)

  • FAA 333 Exemption
  • FAA Part 107
  • UAV Integration/Operations within National Airspace System (NAS)
  • National Airspace System overview
  • Flight restrictions and Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs)
  • Political realities
  • Weather and micro meteorology
  • Multi-rotor flight dynamics, maneuvers and theory
  • Weight and balance
  • Operations and limitations
  • Crew coordination and communications
  • Emergency operations
  • Aeronautical decision making and judgment
  • Communications
  • Physiological effects of drugs, alcohol and fatigue
  • Maintenance requirements

Audience

Officers, supervisors and command staff personnel who wish to transition to UAV Operations or become UAV Specialists - Class is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers and those personnel assigned directly to law enforcement agencies.

Course Length

40 hours

Note(s)

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.

 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Ground School and Flight Training
    5/22/2017 - 5/26/2017 Mount Dora Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,200.00
Class will be held at:  Orange County S.O.-L.E. Vehicle Operations Center
Room TBD,  6350 Wadsworth Road Mount Dora, FL 32757
Instructor(s): John Nunes
 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Ground School and Flight Training
    8/7/2017 - 8/11/2017 Irvine California    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,200.00
Class will be held at:  Irvine Police Dept. Conference & Training Center
Emergency Operations Center,  #1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, CA 92618
Instructor(s): John Nunes
 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Ground School and Flight Training
    8/14/2017 - 8/18/2017 Mesa Arizona    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $1,200.00
Class will be held at:  Mesa Public Safety Training Facility
MFMD Memorial Classroom,  3260 North 40th Street Mesa, AZ 85215
Instructor(s): John Nunes