sUAS Overview - for Hobbyist and Commercial Use
The age of drones is here! Learn what you need to know to fly legally and safely!
P.J. Kirkpatrick, Chris Johnson, Kevin Morris
sUAS, or Drones, have become extremely popular in the past few years. Built on almost a century of unmanned and RC Aviation, multi-rotors are encouraging many into the exciting world of aviation.
We will talk about the FAA regulatory framework surrounding sUAS, enabling new and existing users to fly safely and compliantly. We will talk about best practices and introduce you to the experts and hobbyists a event where you can connect with other responsible drone pilots and builders.
Location of Seminar:
3606 Corben Court
Madison, WI 53704
Directions to Venue:
This seminar will be located in the Modern Avionics Hanger located next to the Wisconsin Aviation Fixed Base of Operation (FBO). If flying in, park at the East Side of the Dane County Regional Airport and if unfamiliar with the airport layout ask Ground Control to taxi the Wisconsin Aviation FBO ramp.
PLEASE NOTE: DATE CHANGE TO APRIL 26, 2017 FOR THIS SEMINAR
seats at the facility,
remaining for online registration.
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):
Mr. Kirkpatrick will speak about the use of sUAS for the hobbyist giving his insight on the new Remote Pilot certificate. Additionally, Mr. Kirkpatrick along with Mr. Johnson volunteer their expertise and time as FAA Safety Representatives for the Milwaukee Flight Standards District Office.
Dr. Johnson serves as the Director of Flight Simulation Research and an Associate Lecturer of Industrial and Systems Engineering at UW-Madison. Dr. Johnson will discuss both the commercial and hobbyist application on sUAS and drone usage.
Mr. Morris has been with the Federal Aviation Administration for 10 years. During that time, he has worked with both large and small aircraft operators, served as an aircraft accident investigator, and been a sUAS specialist for the past 4 years. He is a vocal supporter of sUAS operations and their integration into the National Airspace System.
Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
½ Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
1 Credit for Master Knowledge Topic 2
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