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  • Basic sUAS Pilot's Course 190916-BOP-RTC-002
     September 16, 2019 - September 18, 2019
     1:00 am - 9:00 am

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Virtual (online) classroom for FAA testing preparation begins August 18, 2019

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Executive Summary:
The Basic UAS Operator’s Course is a 32 -hour program of instruction designed specifically for agencies that already have an established UAS program 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 Information:

Course Length: 3 days in class and 8 hours online (32 hours total)
Cost/Tuition: $795.00 (includes FAA 107 exam fee)
Max Class Size: 24 Students
Recommended For: sUAS Operators and Supervisors
Lodging: Government rate at Ayres Fountain Valley 17550 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 861-5170 (Mention “LA County Regional Training”)




2501 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, California, 92626, United States


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.

Restaurants near the training location

Contract Hotels:

Ayres Hotel, Fountain Valley
17550 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 861-5170

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.

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If you book in  person or via the phone, please mention “LARTC”

Sonesta ES Suites
17550 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 965-8000

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.

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If you book in  person or via the phone, please mention “Rate Code 2THEREGI”

Classroom location

Look for parked cars in the third parking lot past Pearl Way.  You will see RTC training signage.