Drone Classes:

Note: All courses are to be held at our building located at 920 Justison Street, Wilmington, De 1980

NOTE: As part of our training curriculum all Students must attend a 14-hour in-field training class with DWS. The in-field training class will be held in Wilmington, Delaware where you will receive on-hand training with our instructors on flying a drone. 

 

M 101__Drone/sUAS Pilot Training Program:

 70 hours- Part time 10 weeks @ 7 contact hours/week

DWS Drone School offers a comprehensive training and education aeronautics curriculum on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) which purpose is designed to not only educate, but to enable and encourage students to learn the art and science of drone technology. Students will gain vast knowledge in how they can apply what they learn to obtain careers in this growing industry through classroom instruction, labs, workshops and demonstrations in the field with “hands-on” training. This instruction and materials offer the strategies and information to provide each student the in-depth training designed to create successful and proficient drone pilots. Students will also learn the rules, regulations and laws, and in particular “Part 107”, which is required by the Federal Aviation Administration for drone operations. Students must take the FAA Part 107 exam to obtain their commercial drone license.

 

M 102__Boot Camp Drone/sUAS Pilot Training Program:

 70 hours- Full Time- 9 consecutive days @ 8 contact hours/day

DWS Boot Camp Drone s/UAS Training Program offers a 9 consecutive day, in-person, intense, expedited comprehensive training and education aeronautics curriculum on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) which purpose is designed to not only educate but to enable and encourage students to learn the art and science of drone technology. Students will gain vast knowledge in how they can apply what they learn to obtain careers in this growing industry through classroom instruction, labs, workshops and demonstrations in the field with “hands-on” training. This instruction and materials offer the strategies and information to provide each student the in-depth training designed to create successful and proficient drone pilots. Students will also learn the rules, regulations and laws, and in particular “Part 107”, which is required by the Federal Aviation Administration for drone operations. Students must take the FAA Part 107 exam to obtain their commercial drone license.

 

Pre-Requisites:  The targeted population is any student who is at least 18 years of age who has a High School Diploma or G.E.D and a willingness to learn. Minimum of a cell phone or preferably a tablet is required.

Grade Evaluation:

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPO): Upon course completion, the successful student will be capable of:

  1. Exhibiting a thorough understanding of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
  2. Having a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations and laws, and in particular Part 107, of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with regard to drone operations.
  3. Understanding the anatomy of a drone and the various drones currently on the market and what they can and cannot do.
  4. Knowledge of the individual components of the drone, both vocabulary and function.
  5. Understanding the UAV technology
  6. Understanding the principles of flight including Newton’s Laws of Motion, Bernoulli’s Principle, airspeed, gravity and other key topics to help understand flight of the drones.
  7. Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)
  8. How to plan an sUAV flight including pre and post-flight procedures
  9. Flight safety and assessment of conditions including weather, site issues and other obstructions.
  10. Aerial photography and Videography and its concepts including learning about light, shutter speed, lens filters and drone positioning.
  11. Creating a “storyline” for their videos.
  12. Editing their raw data to create a video
  13. How to add music and narration to the video.
  14. The world of 3-D mapping from the sky through Drone Deploy by creating and calculating measurements for a project.
  15. The world of business and how to become a business-person as a drone operator by learning how to generate wealth, how to repair your credit, fix your credit report and increase your credit score, which entity is the best one to start a drone business, the tax benefits of starting your drone business, how to finance your drone business, how to contract with other s/UAS operators and drone businesses and what the legal clauses mean. Students will review a contract for hiring a business and one for their client.
  16. How to fly a drone on a simulator.
  17. How to fly a drone in the field.
  18. Getting all the important links needed to operate your drone.
  19. How to get a job as a drone operator.

 

Method of Instruction:

40% – Lecture

15% – Audio/Visual aids

25% – Lab & Workshop

20% – Field

Total- 100%

 

Assessment Outcomes:

All assignments, tests, quizzes and drone performance training will be used to objectively determine if the student has attained a level of competence that enables them to meet the course objectives and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules, regulations and requirements and in particular Part 107 for unmanned aircraft systems to enable them to pass the exam.

The following will be used in providing the objective assessments:

  1. Class Attendance
  2. Class Participation
  3. Flight Participation
  4. Quizzes and Tests
  5. Drone assimilator training
  6. Drone flying
  7. Completing assignments

 

Course Requirements:

  1. Reading and understanding the materials provided
  2. Successfully completing class homework assignments
  3. Successfully completing in-class assignments

 

Evaluation Methodology:                                                                      Evaluation Criteria:

  1. 90% or more class attendance                                                        20%   
  2. 70% – classroom participation, in-class assignments                      10%
  3. 85% – simulator training                                                                   20%   
  4. 90% – drone proficiency                                                                   25%
  5. 75% – FAA passing score on practice test                                       25%

                                                                                                       TOTAL      100%

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