UAS 261 - Aerosonde UAS Flight Training

Course Description

This hands-on flight course allows students to earn a manufacturer's certification from one of the leading UAS platforms manufacturers in the U.S. Students will participate in live flight training utilizing the Aerosonde Small UAS platform, a leading platform currently operated for U.S. Department of Defense customers around the globe. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

UAS 260 or AVG 260

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Define the capabilities of the Aerosonde Textron system.
  • Identify Aerosonde ground school and simulator components.
  • Apply UAS course concepts to live flight training scenarios.
  • Operate complex UAS in a contolled environment.
  • Students will apply complex UAS course concepts to real life scenarios.
  • Evaluate flight situations and possible outcomes.
  • Connect decision making processes and problem solving skills with a variety of flight conditions and scenarios.
  • Integrate flight skills and coordination with flying and building exercises.
Human Dimension:
  • Critically reflect upon skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to succeed in the UAS industry.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Demonstrate how decision making and personal actions impact aircraft, sensors and people on the ground.
  • Recognize the need for ensuring aviation safety and public perception of the unmanned aircraft industry.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Construct knowledge about course content and training professionals receive while working for a large UAS manufacturer.
  • Reflect upon the preparation and professionalism needed for an occupation in the field.
  • Self-assess personal skills and knowledge in order to identify deficiencies.
  • Connect complex UAS operations to Department of Defense contract work in the industry.