UMS 111 - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) I at Virginia Highlands Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2017-05-01

Introduces students to the history of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), surveys current platforms, applications, components, and sensors. Covers the theory of flight, operations, manual flight, maintenance, and required record keeping. Introduces mission planning, crew management, and autonomous control. Emphasizes the ethical, legal, and safe use of sUAS.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is intended to provide beginning operational mission related concepts to those interested in becoming sUAS remote pilots. It provides introductory coverage of the operational requirements needed to complete simple missions and meet FAA regulations covering the operation of sUAS.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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