Event Phone: (888) 782-4969 Ext. 3
sUAS Basic Pilots Course 200914-BOP-POST-003
September 14, 2020 - September 16, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Due to an increase in FAA testing fees, the tuition for this course has increased $10 as of 12/05/2019
Virtual (online) classroom for FAA testing preparation begins August 14, 2020
Cancellations must be made by August 4, 2020 to obtain a full refund. See our Cancelation Policy for additional restrictions & information.
The UAS Basic Pilots Course is a 32 -hour program of instruction (8-hours online, 24 hours in class) designed specifically and ONLY for agencies that already have an established UAS program and are flying missions with protocols and a comprehensive policy in place. The course instruction is focused on piloting skills coupled with training in operational safety and system maintenance. The class begins with an online FAA test preparation course that culminates with an in-class review just prior to taking the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test for the Remote Pilot Airman Certificate. Following the test, students will:
- Create a safety management system for UAS (to instill a verifiable depth of knowledge)
- Develop a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) maintenance program (to instill a verifiable depth of knowledge)
Each student will receive a minimum of eight hours of flight instruction and log at least two hours of actual flight time with an UAV as a member of an UAS deployment team. All instruction will be consistent with the FAA’s current rules and regulations. Successful graduates will be qualified under the FAA’s Part 107, to operate as a Remote Pilot in Command for standard operations (pending a TSA background investigation). Students will return to their respective organizations as certified pilots who are skilled and operational.
The Los Angeles County Regional Training Center (LACRTC) is not affiliated with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA Remote Pilot Airman Certificate is achieved by successfully completing the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test. LACRTC has partnered with FAA testing centers to include the FAA test as part of this course (test fee is included in the tuition).
Course Length: 8 hours online and 3 days in class (32 hours total)
CA POST Approval: #1287-20275-19
Cost/Tuition: $995.00 (includes FAA 107 exam fee)
Max Class Size: 24 Students
Student Requirements: None
Recommended For: sUAS Operators and Supervisors
Notes: Only for agencies that already have an established UAS program and are flying missions with protocols and a comprehensive policy in place.
The Los Angeles County Regional Training Center (LACRTC) is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of our customers. Your information will not be shared with third party providers of any kind or utilized for purposes outside of updates regarding our training courses and offerings. For additional information please see our Terms & Conditions.
The Fairview Developmental Center is located on 114 acres of state-owned land and has a partially vacant hospital, administrative buildings, and onsite classrooms. Please see the information below and the maps for accessing the classroom. The facility entrance is at the intersection of Harbor Blvd and Fair Drive. Look for parked cars in the third parking lot past Pearl Way. You will see RTC training signage.
Ayres Hotel, Fountain Valley
17550 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
King studio suite – $120 +taxes per night.
Our King Studio Suite features One King Bed and a full-size sofa bed to accommodate extra guests. Guestrooms include a micro kitchen with a mini-refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker. Amenities include a 42″ flat screen TV, iHome clock/alarm, executive desk with ergonomic chair, and sitting area. Our bathrooms feature a tub/shower combination with a separate vanity. Overnight guests enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, internet, and parking.
If you book in person or via the phone, please mention “LARTC”
Sonesta ES Suites
17550 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Studio king suite – $120 +taxes per night.
This king studio suite provides ample space with one king bed and a full-size sofa bed. The living area features a flat-screen television with premium movie channels and a work desk. The kitchen includes a full-sized refrigerator, stovetop, microwave oven, dishwasher, pots and pans, utensils, plates, and glasses. The hotel provides a complimentary full breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking for one vehicle. Additional amenities include onsite laundry facilities, a fitness center, a heated pool/spa, a basketball court, and a fire pit with a grill and outdoor dining area.
If you book in person or via the phone, please mention “Rate Code 2THEREGI”
Look for parked cars in the third parking lot past Pearl Way. You will see RTC training signage.