Course Detail: SUAS-2300 - Fixed Wing sUAS Flight Training [SUAS-2300]

Fixed wing drone on a landing pad


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) sUAS Fixed Wing sUAS Flight Training Course is focused on fixed-wing flight operations. Flight operations in this course can be completed either with a fixed-wing drone, capable of autonomous flight or using a simulator. The choice of actual drone or simulator is up to each student, based on equipment availability or the regulatory environment. Students will complete assignments including aerodynamics, weight and balance, Ground Control Station (GCS) operations, photogrammetry, emergency operations, and night flying with the fixed-wing platform. In this course, students are required to have:

  • FAA (or country equivalent) commercial sUAS certificate (Part 107 RPC)
  • FAA (or country equivalent) commercially registered fixed-wing aircraft or computer capable of running eMotion Ground Control Station and Pix4Dmapper software
  • Legal and safe area to perform flight training (if performing actual flight instead of simulation)
  • Fundamental understanding of Pix4D Mapper (review included in the course)

This course awards 4 Continuing Education Units (CEU) upon completion.

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for Part 107 (or country equivalent) certified (required, if performing actual flight) sUAS pilots who wish to gain further knowledge in the applications associated with fixed-wing sUAS.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate safe and efficient flight operations and data processing while adhering to aviation practices, including:

  • Flight planning
  • Safety Risk Assessment
  • Photogrammetry using Pix4DMapper
  • Night flying and photography
  • Emergency operations

Course Information

This is an online asynchronous instructor-facilitated course with weekly modules and assignments, but no scheduled meeting times. Students should plan to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week working through the course depending on flight experience and proficiency. Students will receive a software license for Px4D Mapper. Coursework is web-based and requires a reliable internet connection. All courses open 48 business hours in advance of each start date, and 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.

 Session Information: W0824-SUAS2300-V1

Schedule: starting on 08/01/24 and ending on 08/28/24
Only 16 days left to register!
Fixed Wing SUAS Flight Training : $499.00

Facility Detail

Online Course
ERAU Worldwide Campus
Online, FL 00000
(386) 481-9070