Class Highlight - sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course


Class Highlight - sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course

What class?

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course

Why is it cool?

Drones, or small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), have proved beneficial in many areas, and their numbers and uses continue to expand. Drones are now being used in many sectors, including energy, business, journalism, construction, meteorology and more.

While anyone can fly a drone for recreational purposes, those using drones for commercial purposes must obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate. Obtaining a Remote Pilot Certificate can offer a skill set beneficial to University of Oklahoma students entering the work force, as well as individuals looking for advancement in a number of careers.

The next course will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays, March 26-April 16.

The sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course is an innovative, seminar-style class that will prepare you to pass the FAA’s sUAS initial written Aeronautical Knowledge Test, which is required to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate and operate a commercial drone. The class covers history, some theory of operations and a basic introduction to drone technology. 

The 15-hour course consists of pre-read materials, in-class lectures and a practice exam at the end of the course. Students will leave the class not only prepared to pass the Aeronautical Knowledge Test, but with a better understanding of safe and professional drone operation. A certificate of completion will be awarded following the course.

Offering innovative, engaging and relevant courses like the sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course is just one way OU Extended Campus carries out our mission to provide access to transformational, world-class OU degrees, certifications, and programs for a diverse group of people.

The next course will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays, March 26-April 16, in Norman at OU Building NC210 (AME Building), 1928 Goddard Ave., Room 114. A maximum of 30 participants will be accepted for the course. Cost is $99 for OU faculty, staff or students and $199 for the general public. Once the course is full, you may be put on a waiting list, or watch for future sessions to become available.

Seats remain available for the OU Department of Aviation’s sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course.

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Tami Althoff

Tami Althoff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a reporter with more than 20 years’ experience working for newspapers, including The Oklahoman. She has covered everything from breaking news to local music and art. She loves sports, especially OU football and basketball games, where she often embarrasses her children by yelling too loudly.