FlightSafety International has jumped into the UAS pool. The aviation training company announced Thursday that it will begin offering “a wide variety” of unmanned systems training programs for commercial operators. FlightSafety said it is developing standard and platform-specific courses for both seasoned operators and those who have no prior experience and will work closely with operators on customized course development to create programs tailored to their specific needs.
The core courses will include FAA Part 107 course (or RPL), navigation and flight planning, National Airspace System, performance, takeoff and landing, payload, weather for UAS and meteorology, principles of flight, crew resource management for sUAS, human factors, and safety management system for professional remote aviators, among others. FlightSafety will also offer a series of elective courses that include line-of-sight and beyond visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight training, commercial sUAS operations management, ADS-B In and Out, implementing a risk-analysis program in sUAS, and a UAS inspection and repairman course.
The courses will be taught by qualified instructors and offered online through FlightSafety’s advanced eLearning system, onsite at FlightSafety learning centers, or at customer facilities. The courses will meet standards that have been set by the FAA, ICAO, the AUVSI trusted operator program and other leading agencies and organizations.