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Drone Pilot Boot Camp + Part 107 Exam Prep

Drone Pilot Boot Camp + Part 107 Exam Prep

Online

Grow Your Business - Become a Licensed Drone Pilot

Instructor: Keven Gambold

Subjects: Solar: Inspection, Operations, Maintenance, Other Technology: Drones

Length: 12 weeks

Description

Become a licensed commercial drone pilot. This technical course is designed for renewable energy, construction, and engineering professionals.

Drones are tools to generate new revenue by doing asset inspections, site surveys, mapping, marketing videos, and more. They’re inexpensive and incredibly versatile.

This is really three courses in one:

Part 1: FAA Unmanned Aircraft Commercial Operator License (Part 107) Knowledge Course
Since 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has licensed commercial small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS, or ‘drone’) operators under 14 CFR Part 107. With the completion of a course of comprehensive ground instruction, prospective drone pilots can sit an FAA-administered computer-based test and obtain their Part 107 commercial operators license. This course covers regulations, sUAS operations, aircraft performance, weather, airspace and human factors and leads to a 60-question exam.

Part 2: Small Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Operations Course
Although the Part 107 license demonstrates the knowledge to safely and legally operate a drone in the National Airspace System (NAS), there is no flight and simulator training associated with its award. This Flight Operations Course introduces Part 107 holders and students to the skills required to safely prepare, launch, perform commercial flight tasks, land and perform basic maintenance on live small UAS. The course is mostly remote with guided simulator sessions, and then culminates in an in-residence portion of live flight and maintenance activities. A certificate of completion is awarded upon completion of written and flight assessments.

Part 3: 3. SUAS Commercial Operations Procedures
Armed with a Part 107 license and ‘hands-on’ training, drone pilots are able to legally fly on commercial tasks for fee-paying clients. However, to safety deploy a briefed team to a properly surveyed, remote site with the correct PPE, data-cards, power supplies and payloads takes a little more. The Commercial Operations Procedures Course is an e-learning and in-residence program introducing advanced planning, procedures and field flight techniques for professional, commercial drone data gathering, and client task completion. A certificate of completion is awarded upon completion of a series of written, flight and data-management assessments.

Learning Objectives

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Become A Licensed Drone Pilot Guaranteed

This course prepares you to for the FAA-administered computer-based test so you can obtain your Part 107 commercial operators license. If you don't pass the exam on the first try, we'll refund your exam fee and let you take the course again for free.

Grow Your Business With Drones

Inspections, Site Surveys, Videos, and more - new services you can offer to clients or within your existing business.

Self Paced Online Course

You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. Get access to all of the course materials as soon as you enroll. The instructor-led session will begin on the scheduled start date. During the session dates the instructor will be in the course answering questions on the discussion board and reviewing project work.

Access Information and Build Your Training Library

After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Earn A Certificate of Completion

When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our LinkedIn integration.

Instructor

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Keven Gambold

CEO, Unmanned Experts

Keven Gambold (Squadron Leader RAF, Ret.) completed 21 years of active duty service with the Royal Air Force as a front-line combat pilot. After over 1500 hours in Tornado GR4 fast-jets, including active participation in all recent multi-national conflicts, Gambold joined a Combined Predator Task Force logging over 1500 hours of unmanned combat missions and two...[more]

Course Outline

Welcome - Orientation Materials

This course is self-paced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can complete the material whenever is convenient and work ahead or catch up if you fall behind. The course discussion board is a great place to interact with other students and ask questions. Expect to dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per week to the course. This session runs for the posted dates and you will receive weekly emails to keep you on pace. Course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after the course ends. Please review the orientation materials and introduce yourself on the discussion board.

  • Introduction to HeatSpring (1 minute) (Video) preview
  • Set up email notifications and your student profile (Text)
  • Introduce yourself on the discussion board (Text)
Week 1 - Part 107 Regulations Review

Week 2 - Small UAS Operations, Performance, and Weather

Week 3 - US Airspace & Charts, Small UAS Human Factors

Week 4 - Part 107 Exam Review

No flight or simulator training is required for the Part 107 ground exam.

Week 5 - Small Unmanned Aircraft System 101

Includes small UAS simulator introduction.

Week 6 - Pre-flight Preparations, On-site Activities

Week 7 - Flight Checklists & Procedures, Normal & Emergency Operations

Week 8 - Post-flight Activities, Simulator Taskings

Week 9 - Small UAS 301

Includes simulator refresher.

Week 10 - Advanced Flight Planning, Pre-Site Surveys, Job Hazard Assessments

Week 11 - Pack-Out & Deploy, Advanced Flight Procedures

Week 12 - Data Management Procedures, Advanced Simulator Taskings

After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

No matter how great this course is, we know it's just one part of a bigger journey. In this module we'll start thinking about what comes next. You'll provide feedback on the course, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources. Don't forget that you'll have access to the course materials for 12 months after the session ends. Feel free to come back as much as you like to continue learning, and please stay in touch. After your year of access expires you can optionally extend access with a HeatSpring Membership.

  • 1 Year of Access to Course Materials (Text)
  • Feedback: 2-minute Exit Survey (Survey)
  • Consider Joining as a HeatSpring Member (Resource)
  • Certificate of Completion: Request a Certificate (Certificate)

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