Coastal Drone Operations 1 (Fall Class Schedule)


“Operations” classes have a lecture, lab and field session and are scheduled for Fridays 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. The curriculum for “operations” appears below.

Lecture: This course introduces students to UAS operations using Phantom quadcopter and fixed winged platforms, sensors and terminology. Continues to explores integration and application of UAS resources in United States airspace. Focuses on building and executing simulated operations in a non- combative environment. Content includes second half of Part 107 ground school instruction. Lab: Student teams are issued commercial grade drones which are used to create orthophoto, topographic, vegetation, and 3D aerial maps while following lesson plans in radio communications, performance, physiological factors, decision making, airport operations, maintenance and preflight procedures.

Introduction to Coastal Drones 1 (Fall Class Schedule)

Career Tech HS students and drone crew chief flying obstacle course with Phantom 3 at Lincoln City ball park

“Intro” classes have a lecture, lab and field session and are scheduled for Mondays starting at 8am. This class starts with a nationally recognized curriculum called the Unmanned Safety Institute Safety Course. In addition we teach our own introductory course curriculum whichis provided below.

IMG-0967Curriculum: 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.

Registering drones with FAA