Basic Operator's Course

For agencies with an established UAS Program

September 16-18, 2019 - Costa Mesa California

August 18, 2019 - FAA Ground school :: A 30 day virtual classroom session to prepare for your FAA 107 exam.

January 6-8, 2020 - Costa Mesa California

December 6, 2019 - FAA Ground school :: A 30 day virtual classroom session to prepare for your FAA 107 exam.

Executive Summary

The UAS Basic Operator’s Course is a 32 -hour program of instruction (8-hours online, 24 hours in class) designed specifically and ONLY for agencies that already have an established UAS program and are flying missions with protocols and a comprehensive policy in place. The course instruction is focused on piloting skills coupled with training in operational safety and system maintenance. 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:

  • Create a safety management system for UAS (to instill a verifiable depth of knowledge)
  • Develop a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) maintenance program (to instill a verifiable depth of knowledge)

Each student will receive a minimum of eight hours of flight instruction and log at least two hours of actual flight time with an UAV 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). Students will return to their respective organizations as certified pilots who are skilled and operational.

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: 3 days in class and 8 hours online (32 hours total)
Cost/Tuition: $795.00 (includes FAA 107 exam fee)
Max Class Size: 24 Students
Recommended For: sUAS Operators and Supervisors
Lodging: Government rate at Ayres Fountain Valley 17550 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 861-5170 (Mention “LA County Regional Training”)

Training Cadre

Tim is a Captain with the Huntington Beach Police Department in Orange County California. Tim is currently the UAS program manager for his department and has been involved in the development of the program from the ground up.

Chris is a Lieutenant with the Huntington Beach Police Department in Orange County California and a military veteran. Chris assisted in developing the departments sUAS program and is currently working as the program supervisor.

Kris serves as Executive Director for the Los Angeles County RTC, and teaches at Golden West College. He is a retired Detective Supervisor and POST Master Instructor. He has designed and taught over 70 courses for CA Law Enforcement.

Mailing Address:
16835 Algonquin St, Suite 462
Huntington Beach CA 92649

office: (888) 782-4969
fax: (866) 515-3972
support@lacrtc.org

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