“Intro” classes have a lecture, lab and field session and are scheduled for Mondays starting at 8am. An aviation field trip is planned and two full sessions of aviation project proposal writing and delivery are scheduled for early December. Course curriculum is provided below.
Curriculum: Lecture: This course introduces students to unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and surveys current UAS platforms, sensors, terminology, challenges to integrating UAS to the national airspace system and operations under FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regulations for small unmanned aircraft (Part 107). Content includes ﬁrst half of Part 107 ground school instruction. Lab: Students are issued an RTF (ready to fly) drone trainer and learn to ﬂy them using lesson plans in airspace, weather, performance, loading, emergency procedures, and crew resource management; A module is being prepared allowing student to build their own drone and fly it. Field: Field trips are planned to an airport, a tower, a flight museum, and a flight service center. All other field hours are dedicated to flying drones and building logged hours.