Unmanned Aircraft System-UAS-Remote Pilot Ground School

This class has been approved for 20 POST board CE credits.

UAS (also known as "drones") come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are found in diverse industries with multiple purposes.

Different Types of UAS:

  • Model aircraft means a UAS that is used for hobby or recreational purposes, and weighs less than 4.4 pounds.
  • Small unmanned aircraft means an unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds including everything that is on board the aircraft.

Different Types of UAS Operation Applications:

  • Agriculture Management
  • Civil Operations (Non-Governmental)
  • Disaster Management
  • Fire/Rescue/Hazardous Materials Response
  • Infrastructure Inspection
  • Law Enforcement
  • Model Aircraft (Hobby or Recreational only)
  • Professional Photography and Videography
  • Public Operations (Governmental)


On June 21, 2016 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the final ruling and regulations on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones). These rules and regulations require that those who use a UAS for any commercial venture either apply for and be granted an exemption or pass an Aeronautical Knowledge Exam to receive a Remote Pilot Certificate. 
Read the press release and view the regulations here.

Developed and facilitated by John Lindstrom, a Hennepin Tech Adjunct Faculty member in Safety and Fire for over 30 years with 20 + years as a FAA endorsed ground school instructor, this newly developed and innovative course consists of 20 hours of classroom training. An optional hands on flight skills lab day will be arranged in class for interested students. It is designed to provide the remote pilot with the knowledge and skills they need to know about airspace regulations, meteorology, flying safely, and to prepare for the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge exam for an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate. Students will also learn about UAS’ capabilities and potential applications for business/commercial or personal use.



Check out the news links below for news highlighting the great applications of drones-and also the unintended consequences of flying without training. 

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