Fundamentals of UAS Technology and Operations


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  • We Guide You Through The Fundamentals
  • Learn UAS Safety Management Strategies
  • Become a Confident UAS Pilot Even in High-Stress Environments
  • Navigate Part 107 Certification 


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Training Details

This curriculum is focused on reinforcing the fundamentals that all UAS pilots need to pilot their aircraft safely and efficiently. Our topics revolve around UAS Safety Management Strategies, UAS Set Up and Preflight Checks, and UAS Piloting Skills In High-Stress Environments.

Lessons include piloting skills, UAS flight training, safety, maintenance, and general UAS Program operations. We’ve also included information on Part 107 certification. Students will be given training on properly and effectively operating a UAV in basic mission sets. 

Students will learn how to recognize and react effectively to a series of emergency procedures and scenarios, which include the following:

  • Lost UAS Communication Link
  • Return to Home (Low Battery, Smart, And Fail-safe).
  • Abnormal Flight Behaviors Commonly Attributed to Compass Errors
  • Compass and IMU Calibration.
  • Fly Away Emergency Procedure
  • Flight Area Perimeter Management
  • FAA Accident Reporting

Students will also be taught practical steps in conducting routine maintenance for their UAS through a regular Maintenance Schedule and Service routine. We provide extended drone service training based on the number of flights and airtime, and our maintenance tutorials also cover all critical components of your UAS such as sensors, vents, gimbal and payloads. In addition, special attention is also given to battery maintenance.

Batteries are among the most critical components of a UAS as it arguably has the greatest impact on flight time. While all modern batteries degrade over time, effective battery management and maintenance can go a long way toward ensuring you get the most out of your drone batteries. The following are the battery maintenance routines that you will learn from this course:

  • Basic Battery Service
  • Deep Cycle Battery Discharge
  • Slow Deep Cycle Method
  • Rapid Deep Cycle Method
  • Contact Inspection and Clean Up

This class will also provide guidance on the features and specs of the DJI Phantom, Inspire, and Mavic drones. We also provide instructions on the following aspects of these drones:

  • Aircraft Specs
  • DJI App Overview
  • Payloads
  • Control Systems
  • Advanced Settings
  • Mission Specific Settings
  • Autonomous Flight

Additional equipment that will be featured in this class includes:

  • DJI M300 RTK (Drone)
  • DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced (Drone)
  • Autel EVO II Dual 640T/R (Drone)
  • DJI H20T (Drone Camera Payload)
  • AirData UAV (Drone Maintenance Software)
  • Dronedeploy (Drone Mapping Software)
  • Pix4D (Drone Mapping Software)

Students are welcome to bring their own drones/equipment.

The Fundamentals of UAS Technology and Operations class is part of DSLRPros’ Advanced UAS Operator Training Course.

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Lead Instructor:

Derrick Ward, Director of Public Safety, DSLRPros

Our lead instructor Derrick Ward has 33 years of experience as a firefighter for the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Derrick has been certified for multiple firefighting specialties and is a Certified Fire Instructor. With his experience and credentials, Derrick has gained critical insights that allow him to lead emergency aerial response missions in numerous situations. 

Derrick understands how to incorporate UAS capabilities for any use case and has been using knowledge from his 1,400+ hours of UAS flight time to advance the scope of drone operations in the United States. Derrick is sharing his expertise and deep experience to help organizations carry out UAS operations safely, legally, and effectively.

Experienced with working with students of all levels, Derrick knows how to tailor-fit his instruction based on his students’ needs. He has helped provide training for more than 500 enterprise operators and counting under DSLRPros’ training programs. Derrick is looking forward to helping you and your team make the most out of your drones and UAS program.


  • Certified Fire Instructor
  • FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification
  • Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist 1-A and 1-B, 2-A and 2-B (Certified)
  • Emergency & Associates, System for Biodetection
  • Certificate of Completion, Aerial Postproduction from Cinematic Aerospace
  • ARFF Operations (Airport Rescue Fire Fighting)
  • Airport Operations

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  1. Outstanding training for novices! 0 people found this helpful

    We purchased our M300 UAS package from DSLRPros because they had the best pricing and also offered a free day of training. Sahil conducted our training and patiently walked us through the functionalities of our drone and payloads. Since we are novices at flying drones, he also helped us learn how to fly the drone and start getting comfortable. - Shoshana G.
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    The training and support we've received has been fantastic. Support has consistently been very prompt and responsive. Training was customized to align with our needs, delivered with a degree of expertise, and very informative. Training included considerable opportunity to gain hands on experience. Follow-up support has empowered us to continue the program in a self-reliant manner. - Eric Q
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