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Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS), also known as drones are rapidly becoming valuable tools in areas including:

 

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial surveying and construction
  • Wedding videography
  • Oil & gas field exploration
  • Tower inspections
  • Search and Rescue operations
  • Disaster relief
  • Other commercial uses

TSTC Professional Drone Pilot Training is designed for individuals wishing to become FAA licensed commercial drone pilots and also those seeking more specialized training such as drone video/photography or search and rescue training. All classroom instruction and hands-on training is taught by one of our licensed flight instructors.
If you have any questions, please contact WorkForce at flydrones@tstc.edu.

 

 

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FAA PART 107 TEST PREP

Do you use your drone for business or commercial use?  If the answer is yes, you are flying under FAA Part 107 rules.  Part 107 is the set of guidelines for flying Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) (less than 55 lbs.) in the United States.  To become an FAA certified drone pilot, you will need to study for and take the 2-hour, 60-question FAA written test.  Our three-day course will prepare you to acquire your FAA commercial drone pilot license.  In addition to two days of instruction, the final day of class is dedicated to hands on flight training.  You will have the opportunity to fly the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and a DJI Inspire 2.  

Topics covered include:

  • FAA FAR Part 107
  • National airspace system
  • Sectional charts and airport operations
  • Aviation Physiology
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Aviation Weather
  • Maintenance and Preflight Procedures
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft System Performance
  • In-person and online is available. 


Course length: 3 days

Cost: $535

** Does not include testing fees

Training Schedule:

January 13, 2021 - January 15, 2021
February 10, 2021 - February 12, 2021
March 10, 2021 - March 12, 2021
April 7, 2021 - April 9, 2021
May 19, 2021 - May 21, 2021
June 9, 2021 - June 11, 2021

Contact WorkForce at flydrones@tstc.edu for more information.


 

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