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2021-2022 Catalog 
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AVIA 109 - Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems

Credits: 5
Introduces students to the requirements of operating an unmanned aerial vehicle beyond the basic FAA written test. Covers aerodynamics, regulatory requirements, telemetry, communications, weather, aeronautical decision making and crew resource management, physiology, emergency procedures and aircraft performance. Addresses the application of unmanned aerial vehicles and their performance and support equipment. Previously NATRS 109.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply regulations that apply to unmanned aerial flight.
  2. Describe the National Airspace system as it applies to unmanned aerial flight.
  3. Directly apply weather knowledge to in field exercises.
  4. Directly apply skills learned in team exercises designed to simulate real world UAS operations.

Program Outcomes
  1. Prepare for a position in management, business, and administration in the aviation industry.
  2. Employ understanding of the integral parts of the global aviation industry through practical application of comprehensive aeronautical principles.
  3. Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of aviation professionals through proficiency in the skills and technology used in the aviation industry.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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