FAA Remote Pilot Certification Course - Springfield

Date: 1/23/2018 - 1/24/2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: UMass Center at Springfield
1500 Main Street
Springfield, Massachusetts




This special UMass certificate program is taught by Aviation and UAS industry experts and is geared toward individual who wish to earn FAA Remote Pilot Certification.  Students will also learn about UAS Safety Management Practices that insurance companies and risk managers encourage.

This 12 hour course will cover all of the required knowledge content areas of the FAA’s Remote Pilot Test including:  Regulations, The National Airspace System, Weather, Aircraft Loading and Performance, and Flight Operations.  Upon completion, students should feel qualified to take the FAA Remote Pilot Test.

Course participants will also learn about key safety features of certain models of UASs as well as how to develop and follow sound checklist procedures and maintenance protocols.

Course Objectives
• To prepare attendees with minimal UAS experience for the FAA Remote Pilot Written examination
• To introduce attendees to the current FAA requirements for drone operations as they apply to both private and public entities.
• To Introduce attendees on the current FAA Remote Pilot Regulations 
• To introduce both current and potential drone operators of some of the most common safety practices.

Course Modules
Day 1

1. Applicable regulations relating to small unmanned aircraft system rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation
2. Airspace classification, operating requirements, and flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation 
3. Small unmanned aircraft loading
4. Determining the performance of small unmanned aircraft 
5. Aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance

Day 2
6. Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures
7. Physiological effects of drugs and alcohol 
8. Crew resource management
9. Physiological effects of drugs and alcohol 
10. Aeronautical decision-making and judgment 
11. Airport operations
12. Emergency procedures

**Please be advised, that this class will be recorded for future training presentation. Participants will be asked to sign an audience release form.


For more information view the course flyer or contact Brenda Codella at 413-522-6434 or bcodella@umass.edu.

Click here for directions to the UMass Center Springfield.

First Name Affiliation
Nick Palmer Paving Corporation
Robert All States Materials Group
Kenneth Schnauzer Engineering
Dylan Palmer Paving Corporation
CHRISTOPHER Gagliarducci Construction, Inc.
Sharon Town of South Hadley
Joseph Palmer Paving Corporation
Nathan Weston & Sampson (Peabody)
Kathleen Private Citizen
Jawaharlal Private Citizen
Joe Private Citizen
Stephen City of Framingham
Cole UMTC UMass Amherst
William Worcester State University
Merritt University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
John Worcester State University
Scott University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
Mohammad UMTC UMass Amherst
William Town of Billerica
Ewen Town of Longmeadow Police Department
Tom DCR Amherst Field Office
Michael UMTC UMass Amherst
Eric Town of Longmeadow Police Department
  • David Price
    at Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (MA)
  • Ryan Wicks
    UMass Air Pilot at UMTC UMass Amherst