According to the Center for the Study of the Drone, it is estimated that the number of public safety agencies with drones has increased by approximately 82% from 2017 to 2018. There are now more than twice as many agencies that own drones as there are agencies that own manned aircraft in the United States.
Public safety personnel are often required to put themselves in harm's way to serve and protect citizens. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) can provide public safety personnel with detailed information so that response teams can make informed decisions. Through the use of drone technology and remote imaging, an individual can assess a situation and plan a response while mitigating any safety concerns for officers and bystanders. This hands-on training provides public safety personnel with critical information and real world skill proficiencies to create safe and proficient remote pilots. With an enhanced focus on field training, individuals will easily transition to more advanced systems and situations. You will receive a workbook and training quadcopter with camera as part of this training.
This course is also designed to prepare operators to successfully pass the remote pilot knowledge test and achieve FAA remote pilot certification. Actual FAA testing must be administered at an authorized Knowledge Testing Center and is NOT included in the course fee.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Every student must bring a smart phone (iPhone or Android device) with Tello app. The Tello app can be installed during the course.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX Courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit.
TopicsRegulations+Air space classification+Certificate of Authorization and Waivers+Aviation weather and sources+Crew resource management+Aeronautical and physiological decision making+Airport operations+sUAS performance and maintenance+Emergency procedures+Field training
- Police, firefighters, and emergency management personnel
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
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