Kansas State Polytechnic offering Part 107 prep course in Denver area just ahead of XPONENTIAL 2018


Right before the start of AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL conference, which will be held in Denver, Colorado from April 30 to May 3, Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus will offer its Part 107 preparation course in the Denver area from April 27 to 29.

Designed to prepare professionals for the FAA’s written exam—which is required for anyone who wants to operate a commercial small UAS, who does not already hold a manned pilot certificate—the course will focus on areas covered in the FAA written exam, including “adherence to FAA rules and regulations pertinent to small unmanned aircraft operations, how to set up sUAS within FAA regulations and the application of safety practices in flight.”

“This marks the fourth time we've taken our course off campus,” says Kurt Carraway, Kansas State Polytechnic's UAS executive director of the Applied Aviation Research Center.

“We offered a course last year in Dallas following XPONENTIAL and we just offered one in February when we went to Olathe, Kansas, to train its police department. We look forward to making new connections with our neighbors in Colorado.”

The course is provided by Kansas State Polytechnic’s UAS experts. Since the FAA's regulation regarding UAS took effect in 2016, Kansas State Polytechnic has been offering several Part 107 courses.

In a survey of course participants from 2016 to the most recent course offered in 2018, all of the attendees recommended the UAS commercial pilot training course and reported “they are extremely confident in their ability to adhere to FAA regulations around small UAS.”

Survey respondents added that the course is a convenient way to network with other professionals using UAS technology, as it opens up the possibility for future collaborations. 

The deadline to register for this course is April 20. Registration for the course is available at ksu-uas.com/denver-suas-commercial-pilot-training/ or by contacting Kansas State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach at 785-826-2633 or profed@k-state.edu.