This 15-hour course is designed for anyone using or looking to use drones. We cover the operation of various models, hands-on flight practice, uses and applications across industries, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regulations, operational risks, insurance, career opportunities and much more. If you are in, or thinking about, real estate, construction, highways, agriculture, insurance, public safety, photography, media, inspection, etc. or want to start a business, you’ll learn how your industry can be transformed in new, cost-effective ways. We will discuss how the citizens of Maine are using these unmanned aircraft in their businesses and how best you can employ drones in your business or start a new one. Prerequisites: Ability to read and write the English language to at least the eighth-grade level, and comfortable using a computer and internet browser.
NOTE: Class times include a working lunch. Please come prepared with a bagged lunch, snacks and drinks. Microwave and fridge are available for use.
Instructor: Col. Daniel Leclair
Saturday, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 9AM - 2PM for 3 sessions
Location: WRAE Learning Center
Col. Daniel Leclair, M.Ed., ATP, USAF Aux. holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and is an FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Remote Pilot. He is the director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Education & Research at UMA.