Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), or drones, continue to work their way into our daily lives. Whether it’s for data collection or disease control, emergency response or pizza delivery, drone usage continues to increase for both recreational and commercial purposes. As drone regulations are continually updated, knowing what’s required and what applies to your drone usage is more important than ever.
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.
If you’re using a drone for commercial purposes, you must obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate. The sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course offered by the University of Oklahoma’s School of Aviation Studies will not only prepare you to successfully pass the FAA’s sUAS initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test, which is required to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate, it will also keep you current on how to safely and legally operate a drone.
The seminar-style class covers history, theory of operations and a basic introduction to drone technology. Led by senior flight instructor George Hicks, 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.
- When: 6 to 10 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays, Oct. 12-Nov. 2.
- Where: OU Building NC210, Monroney Classroom, 1928 Goddard Ave., Norman, OK.
- Class size: A maximum of 30 students will be accepted for the course.
- Cost: $159 for OU faculty, staff, students and alumni, $159 for active military or veterans (submit proof of military ID) and $209 for the general public.
How to register
Not ready to enroll? Read more information about the sUAS Remote Pilot License Prep Course or visit the FAA website to learn more about drone regulations and usage.