sUAS Nighttime Operators Course 04/01/21
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Learn how to safely and lawfully use this life-saving resource for nighttime public safety operations
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV) are powerful tools for first responders. However, the Federal Aviation Administration limits sUAS use to daylight hours unless certain conditions are met. In order to be operational 24-hours a day, organizations must acquire a waiver to operate during the hours of darkness. At a minimum, remote pilots must know the requirements to operate at night; including aircraft equipment. The FAA maintains that an “applicant must assure all required persons participating in the small unmanned aircraft operation have knowledge to recognize and overcome visual illusions caused by darkness, and understand physiological conditions which may degrade night vision.”
The Night Operations and small Unmanned Aircraft Systems course fulfills the knowledge based requirements necessary to obtain a waiver for Part 107.29 Daylight Operations. Students will:
- Receive six hours of nighttime flying (accomplished unaided and aided with FLIR technology)
- Use thermal imagery technology in the first responder environment
- Demonstrate support of nighttime public safety operations
- Understand the effects of physiology on night operations
- Identify visual illusions associated with night flying
- Develop techniques to mitigate the risks of night operations
- Examine equipment requirements for operating during hours of darkness
- Create a risk mitigation strategy for night operations
Course Length: 2 days (16 hours total)
Max Class Size: 15 Students
Prerequisite: LACRTC 48-hour UAS Operators Course, or 32-hour Basic Pilots Course, or have an FAA Part 107 license
Student Requirements: FAA 107 License
Technical Level: UAS Operators and Supervisors
Recommended For: sUAS Operators and Supervisors / SWAT & Tactical Teams
The specific training location is pending and students will be notified prior to the start of class.
Contract Hotel: Government rate at Ayres Fountain Valley 17550 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 861-5170
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