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- Unmanned Aircraft Systems 170913-UAS-RTC-004
September 13, 2017
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
This relatively new technology provides readily apparent opportunities that are exploitable; however, operating in the volatile and changing realm of the National Air Space (NAS) as it pertains to drones can be challenging. Executives and decision makers need to evaluate several key areas in order to determine if UAS are a viable airborne platform for the organization’s aviation requirements.
The course begins with an overview of current laws and regulations pertaining to unmanned systems. Students will examine how laws nest beneath the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations while gaining an understanding of preemption, as it pertains to those federal regulations.
Students will examine how the FAA categorizes drone operations by their intended use, paying particular attention to the requirements necessary to operate under the statutory definition of “public aircraft,” described in Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.) §§ 40102(a)(41) and 40125 (the statute). Furthermore, students will differentiate between UAS capabilities and limitations as they apply to the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) classification.
Armed with an understanding of the anticipated UAV category and class, students will evaluate the suitability of their local area for UAS operations. Airspace, terrain, weather patterns, and operational time periods are a few of the considerations that will be examined; as well as, training requirements for UAS operators. Many local communities, also part of the operational environment, are sensitive to the perceived threat UAS pose as a means to violate Privacy and Civil Rights. Students will discuss the issues involved and develop strategies for implementation prior to the employment of UAVs to minimize fear and misunderstanding of this tool.
Students will contrast operations under Part 107 with operations as a Public Use entity and create a Certificate of Authorization of Waiver for special circumstances not covered by a the blanket waiver or Part 107. This evaluated activity will require students to demonstrate their grasp of the preceding issues, as they identify and mitigate risk to the National Airspace System. Students will have the opportunity to register the petition at the end of the course.
The course concludes with a facilitated discussion on the future of UAS operations and provides resources, from the UAS community at large, to keep abreast of the changing landscape.
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Venue: LA HIDTA Training Center