Small Unmanned Aircraft Use for Public Safety

Course Hours: 32.0 Hours

Course Description


Designed for the novice drone operator, this course utilizes hands-on experience and flight operations to expose personnel to situations requiring planning, adaptation to prevailing conditions, and situational awareness when conducting sUAS operations. While conducting operations in accordance with 14 CFR Part 107, this course will feature an introduction to technologies available for flight planning, create real world experiences with the user?s equipment, and require teamwork by the user agency for successful mission completion.


Attendees should have basic flying skills for the operation of their department's sUAS (drone) prior to enrolling in this course. This is not a "how to fly" course.  Students should be prepared to show proof of either their Part 107 Certification or a copy of the Agency's COA.

Who Should Attend

Public safety officials who are tasked with the employment of a sUAS in their public safety delivery strategy.

Special Notes

Attendees should, if their department employs a drone, bring the aircraft, batteries, chargers, monitoring devices, and other common tools used for flying and operating their departmental drone.  Most of this course will be "hands-on" and the activities are outside so participants are encouraged to be prepared for typical mid-Georgia weather conditions when attending this course.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
10/26/2020 10/30/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAA20803 Register
05/17/2021 05/20/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/04/2021 10/07/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon