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K-State Today

December 13, 2016



Kansas State Polytechnic offering sUAS commercial pilot training in Manhattan

By Kirsten Zoller

Kansas State Polytechnic is offering a five-day sUAS Commercial Pilot training Jan. 9-13, 2017. The first three days of the course, Jan. 9-11, is comprised of classroom instruction and will be in Manhattan. The last two days, Jan. 12-13, include flight instruction and Federal Aviation Administration exam and will be in Salina. 

More information on the course, including registration, can be found at polytechnic.k-state.edu/profed/suas.

Upon completion of the training, participants will complete the FAA written exam to receive a remote pilot in command certificate.

Course objectives include:

  • Adhere to FAA rules and regulations pertinent to small unmanned aircraft operations.
  • Complete the FAA written examination.
  • Set up small unmanned aircraft operations within FAA regulations.
  • Apply safety practices during flight of small unmanned aircraft.
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge of unmanned aerial vehicle flight.

In a survey taken by participants of the previous training courses, 100 percent of the attendees would recommend this course and say they are extremely confident now in their ability to adhere to FAA regulations pertinent to small UAS.

The cost of the commercial pilot training course is $1,400 for individuals. The cost of the FAA exam is an additional charge. K-State faculty and staff can receive a 50 percent discount on the registration fee. To receive the discount code, email profed@k-state.edu. The registration deadline is Jan. 2, 2017.

Please contact Kansas State Polytechnic with questions at 785-826-2633.