Unmanned Aircraft System Overview Training

Commitment 2 days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


In Unmanned Aircraft System Overview Training, you will receive an overview of unmanned aircraft systems covering the basics through complex systems of UAS. Learn the many applications and uses of UAS in the defense and commercial sectors. Students receive up-to-date information on the changing landscapes of UAS from military to civilian operations.

Learn about military systems (Predator, Shadow, Puma, and more) and how civilians are using drones (agriculture, mapping, photography, inspection, and research) in the unmanned systems industry. Learn about the software that civilians use for mapping, learn how to use mission planners to create missions, logbooks, and documentation, and which regulations are applicable.

  • 2 days of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Overview Training with an expert instructor
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Overview Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this Unmanned Aircraft System Overview course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Major Manufacturers Civilian and Defense
  • Latest Technologies Including Swarm and Traffic Management
  • Types of Applications and Uses of Aerial Vehicles
  • Regulatory Issues in the National Airspace System
  • Daily Operations Including Maintenance, Application, and Usability
  • Systems, Components, and Advanced Manufacturing
  • We can adapt this Unmanned Aircraft Systems Overview Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Unmanned Aircraft Systems Overview course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the training around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Overview course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Unmanned Aircraft System Overview course:

  • All

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Unmanned Aircraft System Overview course are:

  • N/A


  1. History of UAS
    • Where did drones come from?
    • The first types of drones
    • History of remote sensing
  2. Categories and Flight Capabilities
    • Fixed Wing
    • Multicotpers
    • VTOL
  3. Unmanned Aircraft System Overview Training – Military Usage
    • The need to automate the battlefield
    • Keeping pilots out of harm’s reach
    • Forward observation
    • Mission Planning
  4. Applications of Civil Use
    • Agriculture
    • Utility Inspection
    • Mapping
    • Emergency Response
    • Photography
  5. Vehicles
    • Airframe
    • Motors
    • Batteries
    • Electronics
    • Software
  6. Civil Manufacturers
    • Hardware
    • DJI
    • 3DR
    • Precision Hawk
    • Parrot
    • Software
    • Pix4D
    • Drone Deploy
    • Mission Planner
  7. Mapping and GIS
    • Using mapping to obtain data points
    • Gathering good data
    • Rendering and computer issues
    • Data storage
  8. Regulatory Issues
    • Documentation
    • Licensing
    • Registration
    • Market Forecasts
  9. Cost Analysis
    • What platform to use?
    • How much lift can be produced?
    • How long can you fly?
    • Research
    • Development
    • Manufacturing
    • Maintenance
  10. Future Uses
    • Swarm
    • Telecomm
    • High Altitude Atmosats
    • Package Delivery
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