Drone World Expo 2016, in conjunction with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide, has launched an all-new workshop, "Multirotor sUAS Safety and Operational Familiarization for the Commercial Operator."

The one-day, hands-on course, to be offered as a pre-event workshop at Drone World Expo on Nov. 14 at the San Jose Convention Center, introduces small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) commercial operators to topics and concepts essential for safe, legal and responsible use of multirotor systems within the U.S. National Airspace System.

 "With the release of Part 107, we are looking forward to helping entrepreneurs, businesses, and new entrants into this field better understand fundamental operational concepts and rules,” says Brent Terwilliger, program chair of the master of unmanned systems degree, UAS discipline chair and assistant professor of aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide. “Our sUAS multirotor familiarization workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about best practices in aviation while also building and applying critical knowledge, skills, and abilities to help ensure safe and appropriate sUAS operations in the National Airspace System."

The workshop features an overview of sUAS designs, regulations including the just-released FAA Part 107 rule, community-based guidelines and safety practices, operational planning and risk management, and practice through interactive use of modeling and simulation tools and hands-on multirotor flying in the Drone World Expo demonstration area. Participants will gain exposure to essential aeronautical knowledge and experience with regulatory requirement compliance and application of best practices, as applicable to commercial and functional operations.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Embry-Riddle to offer this important course for commercial drone users to become familiar with sUAS safety and operations. Attendees will come away from this intensive workshop with a Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from this prestigious aeronautical university," says Joelle Coretti, event director, Drone World Expo. "Access to Drone World Expo's two-day conference and exhibition is also included with the workshop registration."

Through the successful completion of this course, operators will better understand and practice the requirements for appropriate use, acquire and register a personal multirotor sUAS (an optional drone platform will be available for an additional fee, but not required for the course), and gain critical operational experience with an actual system.   

Registrations for both the course and Drone World Expo 2016 are open. Early registration price is $495 until Sept. 15. Regular registration price is $595 through Nov. 11. Visit this link to register for this workshop and Drone World Expo.

About Drone World Expo

Drone World Expo, the defining event for the commercial applications of UAS technology, will take place Nov. 15-16at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. The event is produced by JD Events.