Course Detail: SUAS-1400 - sUAS Inspection Course


Gain an entry-level understanding of the concepts required to use Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for conducting inspections with this four-week online course. Students are familiarized with inspection types, flight operations, data collections and sUAS regulations. Course content also explores factors essential to conducting safe and effective inspection operations, including:

  • Safety
  • Flight planning
  • Data collection and processing
  • Maintenance
  • Communications

Who Should Attend

UAS operators interested in learning more about inspection operations and flight department managers interested in integrating sUAS for inspections will benefit from this course.

Course Objectives

Upon completing the course, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of:

SUAS Inspection Missions:
  • Energy sector
  • Vertical structures
  • Horizontal structures
  • Communications
  • Agricultural
  • Transportation
  • Disaster relief
Flight Safety Integration:
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Sensor avoidance technologies
  • Platform capability limitations
  • Obstacle clearance issues
Flight Operations:
  • Mission assessment
  • Pre/Post flight planning
  • Maintenance
  • Fleet acquisition
  • Flight training

Course Information

This is a 100% online asynchronous instructor facilitated course with no scheduled class times. Coursework is web-based with no additional software required, although a reliable internet connection is recommended. Courses must be completed by their scheduled end dates. Digital certificates are available upon successful completion of individual courses. Printed certificates are mailed only upon completion of a full certificate program.

A brochure of all of our sUAS courses is available here:  sUAS Brochure 

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