Drone Use For First Responders 


  To pre-register please contact Sandy Campbel at sandrad.campbell@kctcs.edu or (606)-487-3632

To pre-register please contact Sandy Campbel at sandrad.campbell@kctcs.edu or (606)-487-3632


October 26, 27, 28th
8 am - 6 pm Friday and Sunday
8 am - 8 pm Saturday


Classes offered in October

I. Mission Planning – Learn how to program and fly a drone mission from two of the most recognizable software applications known.  You will also learn how to use application for rapid deployment while the ground station is being prepared.

II. Drone simulation training – Learn to fly missions with the best software available.  Used by the U.S. Army for training.  Missions will be realistic and the instructor can actively interact with you, the pilot.  Find out how to hand the loss of a propeller, wind gusts and much more.

III. Preparing for Deployment and Good Housekeeping - Learn about the electronics, cables, batteries and supplies you will need.  Prepare your inventory list to review before deployment, learn about battery maintenance and how to continually have your equipment ready at a moments notice. Learn how to have SOP for one pilot or many.

IV. Ground Station – Learn to set up the ground station, have it working correctly, scalable and test the equipment to ensure communication, power, strategy and implementation are correct.

V. Flight training – Professional hands on instruction and training at the USA Drone Port with multi-rotor aircraft and winged aircraft.

VI. Multi-rotor FLY THE MISSIONS – You fly a mission at the USA Drone Port and learn with this hands-on training, how the mission feels in real time.

VII. Fixed Wing FLY THE MISSIONS – You will design the mission and program the autonomous flight for the W18A Copperhead First Responder Aircraft and experience the extended flight time, the extended ground coverage and how to engage multi-rotor missions to locations identified by the Copperhead.

When you are finished with this 36-hour training, you will have an abundance of experience and a USA Drone Port IA First Responder UAS certificate.  Our staff are from Law Enforcement, Military, Academics, and the UAS industry.  Each of our Staff Members have a combination of 107 Remote Pilot Certificate, daylight waivers, Engineer and Design foundation, First Responder experience and training and a wealth of knowledge in the UAS industry

This is an opportunity to have the training with multiple aircraft, payloads and missions offered for the first time at this scale.  Participate in Night Flights on teams with authorized pilots, to be able to experience, safe and effective night missions with FLIR cameras, Lights to illuminate the recovery area and much more.

We are offering this class at an introductory price of $250.00 for early registration and $450.00 for late registration.  We have Thirty seats available and is on a first come, first serve basis.  This program will not be introduced at this price in the future.  We hope you are one of the thirty participants and we look forward to seeing you in October!

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