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The Winter Park Aviation program has been training and licensing drone pilots for seven years. The purpose of the Aviation pathway is to introduce Cadets to the fields of manned and unmanned aviation, industry qualifications, and available careers within the aviation industry. This course provides dual-enrollment credit with Embry Riddle University, and Federal Aviation Agency licensure can be earned through this program. During this course, Cadets can earn their FAA Part 107 license, as well as several aviation-related safety certifications through Unmanned Safety Institute.


AS-120 Principles of Aeronautical Science

An introductory course in Aeronautical Science designed to provide the student with a broad-based aviation orientation in flight-related areas appropriate to all non-Aeronautical Science degree programs. Subjects include historical developments in aviation and the airline industry; theory of flight; airport operations; aircraft systems and performance; elements of air navigation; basic meteorology theory; air traffic principles; flight physiology; and aviation regulations and safety.


AS-220 Unmanned Aircraft Systems

This course is a survey of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), emphasizing the military and commercial history, growth, and application of UASs. The course will include basic acquisition, use, and operation of UAS with an emphasis on operations.


AS 222 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems Security

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AS 235 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation and Cross-Country Data Entry

This course provides an understanding of the core technologies of unmanned aircraft systems. It examines the design concepts, power plants, control systems, and communication technologies utilized in current unmanned aircraft systems and/or likely to be used in the next few years. Particular attention  is given to the technical capabilities, best applications, and operational best practices of cross-country flight planning for today's UAS.

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