Weather (known as WX in aviation) knowledge and its effect on an aircraft is a key component of flight safety. Unless a pilot is pursuing a license, however, proper weather training is often unavailable. This situation leaves many recreational pilots and new business owners without key knowledge to operate their aircraft. Weather A to Z for UAV Pilots was designed to fill this void. It is a weather course specifically for model aircraft/small unmanned aircraft pilots and operators. It is based on the same U.S. Federal Aviation Administration content and methodology used for students attempting to obtain their private pilot's license. The course, however, has been tailored to meet the unique flying environment small UAVs will most likely encounter in visual range operations.
Weather for UAV Pilots is ideal for anyone new to model aircraft and UAVs. It is particularly beneficial to hobbyists that do not fly in conjunction with a flying club as well as civil and commercial operators who do not require licensing or a specified education. For those students with a licensing requirement, this course may be used as a preparatory course or as a study aid in conjunction with their approved materials.
This course not only provides basic weather theory, but it also provides how-tos, tips and tools used by aviation professionals. Sign up today for the free trial and get a look at one of the course modules as well as download the WX A to Z for UAV Pilots Weather Cheat Sheet and Flight Weather Form for recording critical WX information for heading out to fly.
Bachelors of Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University, 1995
National Security Agency: Foreign weapons signals analyst and engineer
Naval Air Warfare Center: Aircraft Division: F/A-18 engineering
USAF Air Warfare Center: Eglin AFB: Missile simulation and aerial target programs
20 years in modeling & simulation of aircraft, missiles and spacecraft
15 years in all aspects of unmanned aircraft engineering
12 years in aerial target engineering and operation
U.S. private pilot license
U.S. amateur radio license ( KM4GZW)
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