ExpiredsUAS Program Operators Course 12/09/19

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  • sUAS Program Operator's Course 191209-UOP-POST-003
    December 9, 2019 - December 13, 2019
    8:00 am - 9:00 am

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Virtual (online) classroom for FAA testing preparation begins November 8, 2019.

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Executive Summary:
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operators Course is a 48-hour program of instruction designed to provide first responders and governmental agencies with the knowledge and skills necessary to create and implement an aviation program based on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms. This instruction will also address integrating UAVs into traditional airborne operations, as well as the general aviation community.

The class begins with an online FAA test preparation course that culminates with an in-class review just prior to taking the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test for the Remote Pilot Airman Certificate.  Following the test, students will:

• Be guided through the application process for this FAA certificate
• Develop a safety management system for UAS
• Establish a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) maintenance program
• Examine UAS operations and limitations for inclusion in a SOP
• Create a UAV training program to address proficiency and currency issues

Each student will receive a minimum of eight hours of flight instruction and log at least two hours of actual or simulated flight time with an UAS as a member of an UAS deployment team. All instruction will be consistent with the FAA’s current rules and regulations.

Successful graduates will be qualified under the FAA’s Part 107, to operate as a Remote Pilot in Command for standard operations (pending a TSA background investigation) or operate under the FAA’s Public Use provisions. Moreover, graduates will have the ability to apply for FAA Certificates of Waiver for those instances that do not conform to Part 107. Students will return to their respective organizations as certified operators with fully developed program templates ready for management review.

The Los Angeles County Regional Training Center (LACRTC) is not affiliated with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The FAA Remote Pilot Airman Certificate is achieved by successfully completing the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test.  LACRTC has partnered with FAA testing centers to include the FAA test as part of this course (test fee is included in the tuition).

Course Information

Course Length: 5 days in class and 8 hours online (48 hours total)
POST Approval: California & Missouri
Cost/Tuition: $1,380.00 (includes FAA 107 exam fee)
Max Class Size: 24 Students
Prerequisites: None
Technical Level: UAS Operators and Supervisors/ Policy Creation
Recommended For: sUAS Operators and Supervisors / Policy and Program Creation
Lodging: Government rate at Ayres Fountain Valley 17550 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 861-5170 (Mention “LA County Regional Training”)



2501 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, California, 92626, United States


Vacant hospital and administrative building with onsite classrooms.

Restaurants near training location

Contract Hotel:  Ayres Fountain Valley 17550 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 861-5170

Classroom location

Look for parked cars in the third parking lot past Pearl Way.  You will see LACRTC training signage.