DRONE SYSTEM AND FLIGHT TRAINING

American Air Operations offers in-person Drone System and Flight Training.

Special courses are routinely held for law enforcement officers and firefighters, and are geared toward public safety professionals.  For Michigan agencies, these courses are registered with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) for the use of PA 302 Law Enforcement Distribution funds.

Since mid-2018, American Air Operations has proudly trained hundreds of professionals from 104 agencies (federal, state, county, local, tribal, and college/university) and companies in Alabama, Florida, Michigan, and Ohio.

For more information, or to schedule training, please call (248) 655-7766 or e-mail us.

The following is an overview of the topics that are covered in detail during the Drone System and Flight Training that is offered by American Air Operations:

  • APPLICATIONS
    • Aloft/Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)
    • B4UFLY

  • AIRCRAFT, SYSTEM COMPONENTS, AND PAYLOADS OVERVIEW
    • Types of Unmanned Aircraft
    • Unmanned Aircraft System Components
    • Payload Options

  • SYSTEM STARTUP, UPDATES, AND GEOFENCE
    • Determining and Installing the Flight Application
    • Linking Your Aircraft and Control Station
    • Controller Overview
    • Conducting Firmware Updates
    • Geofence Overview and Unlock Options

  • FLIGHT DISPLAY OVERVIEW
    • Explanation of Features, Indicators, and Operations
    • Flight Modes
    • Maximum Altitude Settings
    • Camera Settings (Including Thermal Imaging)
    • Map and Flight Record Data

  • FLIGHT PREPARATION
    • Reviewing TFRs and Weather
    • Inspecting the Aircraft
    • Display, Controller, and Aircraft Startup
    • System Setting and Status Verification
    • Performing a Compass Calibration
    • Takeoff
    • Landing and Shutdown

  • FLIGHT PRACTICE
    • Practice with a provided and insured aircraft

  • EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND PROCEDURES
    • Loss of Signal and Control Link
    • Fly Away
    • Low Battery
    • Aircraft Battery Fire
    • Wildlife Threats
    • Disorientation

  • INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODES
    • Accessing Intelligent Flight Modes
    • Course Lock
    • Return to Home
    • Point of Interest
    • Follow Me
    • Waypoints
    • Active Track
    • Tap and Fly
    • Tripod

  • FLIGHT PRACTICE AND PROFICIENCY DEMONSTRATION
    • Practice with a provided and insured aircraft