If you are new to the drone industry and want to learn to fly for commercial purposes, we can help. As a FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site, our 16-hour course teaches you the basics including piloting skills, FAA regulations, drone laws, FAA policy and procedure, use cases and their application, and we help you pass your remote pilot knowledge test and achieve your FAA remote pilot certification, which is required to operate a drone for any commercial business. Our flight training uses model quadcopters flying indoors through flying specific pilot drills.
The NIAS coursework helps you pass your FAA remote pilot knowledge test and provides you a basic understanding of drone technology used across the UAS Industry that can help you in any situation. The UAS Industry is exponentially growing and pilot jobs are in high demand. This course will help you build your marketability and increase your chances of finding the best fit job in the exciting Aviation field.
sUAS can help in the field of public safety and help public safety personnel in situations where the chances of injury or death are high. This drone technology enhances the ability of ground crews to do their job in the safest manner possible whether this is police, firefighters, and emergency management personnel. The Nevada UAS Test Site or NIAS has taken the FAA policies and procedures that apply to remote pilots and developed our introductory course material to help you in any public safety area where drones could enhance job and personal safety. Topics in our course include: - UAS use cases - Videos & photos - Situational analysis for public safety officials - First Responder drone deployment areas. The course includes a training quadcopter with a camera, a computer flight simulator with a radio controller, a sectional chart, 50 FAA sample test questions, and a course workbook.
If you're new to drone piloting, the NIAS Drone Certification and Training sUAS Introduction will give you all the information necessary to pass the FAA Part 107 knowledge test and information you need to start piloting drones safely and legally. The comprehensive 16-hour course is designed to provide thorough instruction on drone systems, use applications, legal issues, maintenance, FAA regulations, piloting skills, and safety best practices, as well as prepare operators to successfully pass the remote pilot knowledge test and achieve FAA remote pilot certification, which is required to legally operate a drone for any business purpose. Topics covered include flying multirotor and fixed-wing, indoor flight training, diverse flight systems, maintenance, registration & certification requirements, safety, insurance, industry applications, featured systems, emerging technologies, and the latest FAA policies. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of much of the ground-school information covered in the FAA’s knowledge test including regulations; airspace classification, interpretation of sectional navigation charts, operating requirements, and flight restrictions; aviation weather sources and effects; small unmanned aircraft loading and performance; emergency procedures; aeronautical decision-making and crew resource management; radio communication procedures; physiological effects of drugs and alcohol; airport operations; and maintenance and preflight inspection procedures. The course fee includes a workbook, a quadcopter with camera, flight simulator orientation, FAA sample test questions, and 16 hours of instruction. Certification testing must be administered at an authorized FAA Knowledge Testing Center and is NOT included in the course fee. *Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and must be received five business days prior to the class. Registration is dependent on class and seating availability. To cancel your registration prior to five days before the class starts for a full refund, please call 702-479-2986. No-shows and cancellations not made prior to 72 hours before the class starts will incur the full cost of registration; however, a future class may be attended at no additional cost. If the class is cancelled, you have the option of applying your fee to a future class or receiving a full refund. Completing the certification and training class qualifies you for free update training every two years for recertification. We look forward to your class attendance.
The instruction is being provided by NIAS, the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site and NIAS Unmanned Aviation Safety Center of Excellence (NIAS-UAS COE) personnel. All instructors are commercial FAA helicopter or transport pilots with a current Part 107 license.
The course will focus on small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). These are defined by the FAA as weighing less than 55 lbs.
Yes, the NIAS instruction not only covers learning to fly, but also the concepts and benefits of multiple types of flight systems, including multirotor and fixed-wing as well as autonomous flight systems
This course is flown indoors so that you can focus on piloting skills without the outside wind or other environmental conditions impacting your basic skills building.
This course teaches you the piloting skills necessary to fly your drone under FAA policies and procedures and to successfully pass the FAA remote pilot knowledge test. The test, administered at an authorized FAA Knowledge Testing Center will be a written exam and no piloting or practical flying demonstration is required.
Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received. To cancel your registration prior to 72 hours before the class starts for a full refund, please call 702-479-2986. No-shows and cancellations not made prior to 72 hours before the class starts will incur the full cost of registration, however a future class may be attended at no additional cost. If the class is cancelled, you have the option of applying your fee to a future class or receiving a full refund.