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ACT 110: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Pilot Certification

Course will consist of lectures, lab (3D printing & construction), and flight time. Students will
learn the different types of UAS, build drones, and employment opportunities using UAS. The
course will cover all FAA regulations governing UAS operations. Student will receive their FAA
Unmanned Pilot Certificate upon passing the FAA Knowledge Test.

This course is designed to introduce students to small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) technology, various types of UAS, associated payloads and sensors, and employment opportunities involving UAS. This course will also discuss the requirements for commercial operation of UAS defined within 14 CFR Part 107 and, under the supervision of the instructors, provide students opportunity to operate a sUAS and learn basic maneuvering skills. Upon successful completion of the course the students will be prepared to take the FAA Remote Pilot Knowledge exam.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Current and future employment opportunities using UAS

  • General components, including types of payloads and sensors, of UAS

  • Applicable regulations (Part 107) relating to UAS privileges, limitations, and flight operations (recreational/hobbyist vs. commercial)

  • Airspace classification

  • Operating requirements and flight restrictions

  • Weather and its effects on performance

  • Small UAS loading and performance

  • Crew Resource Management (CRM)

  • Radio communications.

  • Determining the performance of a small UAS

  • Physiological effects of drug and alcohol

  • Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)

  • Airport operations

  • Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures

  • Future of UAS technology and pending regulations

  • Part 107 waivers and authorizations to operate within controlled airspace

  • Local UAS laws and regulations

Upcoming Class:

Will take place Friday's from 2:05PM to 3:05PM, starting on Aug 9, 2023.


⦁ High School Students

⦁ Students Required Prerequisite: Student must be 16 years old.

⦁ Student will be enrolled in IVY Tech dual credit program.


Mr. Adam French

Mr. French works for the Indiana Department of Transportation as Aerial Geomatics Coordinator. He has Master of Public Administration from Purdue University, a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Administration received from Indiana State University and an Associate of Science in General Aviation Flight Technology. He is a private pilot with instrument rating and commercial pilot certification. He is also certified in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drone Pilot).

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