This two-part course covers key concepts related to unmanned aerospace systems (UAS)—also known as recreational drones—including basic types or groups, capabilities, and current and future uses. Particular emphasis is placed on safety of flight within the National Airspace System (NAS), including where to find online flight planning tools to help make every flight as safe as possible.
As a participant in this course, you’ll learn more about:
- UAS basics
- The UAS operating environment
- The National Airspace System (NAS)
- The dos and don'ts for UAS/Recreational Drone Operations
- Planning to fly safe
This course will consist of two 30-40 minute pre-recorded presentations, coupled with interactive discussion boards, supporting links, videos, and current Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) graduate student support in responding to participant questions and comments.
Upon successful completion of all components of the course, you should be able to:
- Describe the basic types of UAS and their capabilities.
- Discuss the UAS operating environment, including the National Airspace System (NAS).
- Understand the basic dos and don'ts of UAS/recreational drone operations.
- How to plan safe UAS/drone flights.