Avion Unmanned Announces Online UAS Training Portal

Published: 04 Feb 2017

Avion Unmanned UAS training

Avion Unmanned‘s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Training Team has announced the launch of its new Online UAS Training Portal. Designed and developed to prepare groups and individuals in law enforcement and the commercial sector for the challenges faced in the operation of drones in the National Airspace System (NAS), the UAS training portal offers self-paced remote training that encompasses recently released Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS regulations.

Avion Unmanned is the UAS division of Avion Solutions, Inc. Backed by over 20 years’ experience developing equipment and training for the US Military, the portal utilizes the cloud-based TalentLMS (Learning Management System) in collaboration with seasoned aviation instructors. Training includes courses in aircraft systems, aerodynamics, flight control software, weather, airspace, etc. from the Part 107 Remote Pilot Exam.

Based on the 5-day in-person training course, the Online UAS Training Portal allows students to experience the same proven training criteria used to educate law enforcement and public agencies.

“The only way to be effective with a tool is to be properly trained how to use it,” says Taylor Abington, Avion’s UAS Program Manager. “By enrolling in Avion’s online UAS training, you are sure to be trained to operate your UAS legally, effectively, and most importantly, safely.”

Dan Carbone, a retired US Army Maintenance Test Pilot/Instructor Pilot for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter platform, spearheaded efforts to make the training comprehensive and relevant. “This is the first opportunity for commercial and public groups in the civilian market to experience this caliber of comprehensive learning,” he said.

“As a member of the FAA’s Know Before You Fly campaign, this online training is key to reaching a larger audience while promoting safe and legal flying, support for law enforcement operations, infrastructure inspections, real estate companies, and any of the myriad UAS operators out there,” said Abington.

Avion Unmanned is planning customizations to the standard training packages to address specific needs and organizations such as aerial photography for construction, mapping and photogrammetry, specific aircraft platforms, and programs that will only be available to police and emergency response units.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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