Greater Tulsa Reporter
FLIGHT TRAINING: Tulsa Community College will offer a non-credit pilot training program dealing with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, April 25-27 at the TCC Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center, at left, located at the R.L. Jones, Jr. Riverside Airport. The course is for commercial application and designed to help companies and individuals learn how to fly UAS, understand the regulations for operating within the National Airspace System (NAS), and prepare for the Remote Pilot Airman Certificate aeronautical knowledge test.
With the growing popularity of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, Tulsa Community College is offering a pilot training program. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the complexity and evolving Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 rules and regulations for small UAS operators as well as hands-on flight training.
The non-credit course is for commercial application and designed to help companies and individuals learn how to fly UAS, understand the regulations for operating within the National Airspace System (NAS), and prepare for the Remote Pilot Airman Certificate aeronautical knowledge test. Currently, the Federal Aviation Administration requires commercial operators of a UAS to have a remote pilot airman certificate with a small UAS rating or be under the direct supervision of a person who holds such a certificate.
The coursework and formalized hands-on flight training for operators will be provided by an instructor with the TCC Aviation Sciences Technology program who has a remote pilot airman certificate and is a FAA licensed pilot and certified flight instructor. As part of the course fees, the students will keep the DJI Phantom 3 Standard that they work with during the preparation course.
Commercial applications can include services for photography, real estate, oil and gas, media outlets, surveying, agriculture, sports, cinematography, and law enforcement.
Class size is limited because of the hands-on nature of the course and will take place at the TCC Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center located at the R.L. Jones, Jr. Riverside Airport.
The first UAS pilot training class is set for April 25th, 26th and 27th from 6:00p.m. – 9:20p.m. The cost is $995. Register at cewfd.tulsacc.edu/uas-drone-program or contact the TCC Aviation Center at 918-595-3717 for more information.