Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
As the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry continues to evolve dynamically, the benefits of gaining an education specific to UAS have become apparent. This course provides students with the necessary information to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Part 107 Exam, also known as the Remote Pilot Airmen Certificate. This certificate, along with completion of proper FAA paperwork, allows students to operate a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS or "drone") for business purposes. Instruction combines classroom and flying exercises using multiple drones and airplanes to familiarize students with classroom and aviation standards included in the (FAA) Part 107 Exam.
Students will learn how to build and program quadcopters capable of various autonomous missions. These include structure scans, roof inspections and other missions that mimic industry. They will also utilize video editing and mapping software with footage captured from different types of cameras.
Students will become members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Membership is free to students through the age of 19 as of July 1st. Students enrolled in the class will automatically be members of the PGSD Aeronautics Club. This is an AMA chartered club. Students will also have opportunities to participate in drone competitions against other school districts.