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In-person at Global Campus Bentonville


Apr 2-May 7, 2024 - Every Tuesday

4:00-6:00 p.m.


This course, Unmanned Aircraft Systems 1, is the first step to becoming a professional UAS (drone) pilot. It is designed to help people prepare to pass their FAA Remote Pilot Certificate Examination (FAA Part 107 Exam). Additionally, those students sponsored by their organization can complete a project based on their sponsor’s needs. This can include thermal roof inspections, modeling or other projects.

Learn unmanned aircraft best practices and the basics of data processing software.  Gain practical proficiency with hands-on flying, and learn about flight weather data interpretation, flight planning, airspace, map reading, and use of platforms to perform video and mapping tasks.

The course is intended for people who want to become more proficient pilots, flying safely and legally.  This includes people interested in using the technology for work or commercial ventures, as well as hobbyists and people who may be interested in becoming aircraft pilots.


Course Requirements

  • Students must meet FAA eligibility requirements to take the exam before the final class
  • The FAA testing location in NWA is Bentonville Municipal Airport in Bentonville
  • Computer, computer camera, mic and speakers (or headphones) for online lecture and discussion
  • A drone. If purchased or owned prior to class, the drone must be approved by the instructor.

Visit the course website to learn more.


Event Details

  • Eddie Castaneda Gonzalez

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