Course Information: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Online)


Course Description

Beyond Part 107

SCSI offers an industry leading introduction to the world of Beyond Visual Line of Sight unmanned aircraft operations. Built on over 15 years of unmanned aviation experience, our course, developed in association with the International School of Unmanned & Remotely Piloted Aviation (ISURPA), will teach you about the requirements of BVLoS flying.

Our students have included staff from NASA, Boeing, the insurance industry and government agencies and Regulators from around the globe. Subjects studied include Airspace Integration, Safety Case development, Human Factors, pilot situational awareness and unmanned.

Using an on-line format the course takes place over a 10 day period with 3 hours of training daily and provides an excellent introduction to the world of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) and Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS).

You will learn about the history of unmanned aircraft and examine a range of current systems designed for BVLoS flight. Individual lesson topics will vary between Ground Station interface design to GNSS limitations and from autopilot technology to safety management. Lessons also include the development of a SORA (Specific Operations Risk Assessment) and the unique aspects unmanned aircraft accident investigation. Students are introduced to the opportunities and the constraints imposed by unmanned operations, and by considering automation and autonomy, to the challenges posed to users and regulators alike.

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone intending to fly BVLoS unmanned aircraft.
  • RPAS/UAS crews: pilots, sensor operators and maintainers.
  • Unmanned & Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems designers.
  • Regulators and those who participate in accident investigation.
  • Air Traffic Control staff

How You Will Benefit

  • This course provides a solid foundation for those seeking to conduct RPAS BVLoS Operations or to design or regulate unmanned aircraft systems and offers the chance to learn from the expertise of those who have flown them. It can be taken individually or as part of a series of courses in the SCSI Program.
  • Practical examples and case studies will enhance your theoretical knowledge and give you the tools to regulate, operate, design or procure UAS and to create a compelling safety case.

Course Topics

  • Design and functionality of the human interface
  • Remote piloting — the absent senses
  • Situational awareness in unmanned aviation
  • GNSS and other technologies
  • Safety Management and SORA development
  • Unmanned aircraft performance factors
  • RPAS regulations
  • Autopilots and automation
  • Flight envelope protection & configuration
  • Accident Investigation — telemetry versus the black box
  • Case studies — times when it did not go right

Course Administration

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems course consists of 10 training days. Participants receive lecture outlines, additional reference material, and a Certificate of Completion.