Basic Hands-on Flight Training
Indoor Flight Training: Students meet in a classroom or lab to learn fundamental UAS maintenance, and control techniques. Students will experience hands-on training in UAS operations to include: unboxing and setup, battery maintenance, smart device app setup, GPS and compass signal, propeller replacement, powering on/off, return to home, emergency procedures, reestablishing control after lost link signal, and fly away procedures. This will be the first four hours of training.
Outdoor Flight Training: The goal of this phase is to allow students to receive as much flight experience as possible and progressively introduce more advanced flight maneuvers. Students will learn flight planning, take off and landing at the same location, navigation, flight around obstacles, maintaining visual contact with the UAS, orbit, tracking, and camera orientation. This will be the last 12 hours of training.
Course date & time
FAA Part 107 License and a smartphone (cannot be older than three years)
Kreher Agriculture Center, Room 1123
5250 Shepherd Road
Springfield, IL 62702
To register, call 217-524-6749.
Refunds are only provided if cancellation requests are received at least seven businesses days prior to class start date.