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UTC Commercial UAS Training Level 1 - Ohio - Toledo Aerial Media

UTC Commercial UAS Training Level 1 - Ohio - Toledo Aerial Media

UTC Commercial UAS Training Level 1 - Ohio - Toledo Aerial Media


Course Objectives

1. Safety – Safe flying and how to react during emergency situations 
2. Solution – Understanding DJI commercial UAS solutions and the latest UAS technology 
3. Operation – Learning about the DJI Pilot app and how to operate DJI’s latest commercial drone platform 
4. Mission – Utilizing UAS to capture mission data 
5. Maintenance – Standard equipment maintenance operations

Course Overview

The UTC (Unmanned Aerial System Training Center) is a professional UAS application training program provided by DJI (promoted as DJI’s official training program).  After several years of requests from major corporations, public safety agencies and government organizations for "manufacturer certified training from DJI", RMUS and DJI have worked intensely with the UTC to bring this course into fruition.

The course is separated into two sections, online and onsite. The online section was created to ensure the students enter the class with a basic understanding and proficiency of UAS flight and theory. All of the online sections must be fully completed prior to attending the onsite portion of the training classThis requirement is mandated by DJI and is non-negotiable. The online sections will take approximately three (3) to five (5) hours to complete. The cost of the UTC Commercial UAS Training Level 1 course includes a DJI Ryze Tello Drone/remote control package which will be sent to the student upon receipt of payment for the course. The Tello drone will be used by the student to develop basic piloting skills prior to the onsite training. The onsite training is three (3) days of hands-on professional instruction administered by seasoned UAV pilot instructors. Please review the UTC Commercial UAS Training Level 1 course syllabus in the link below for further details.

Upon successful completion of the course the student is issued an official manufacturer-certified license provided by UTC, DJI and RMUS. Therefore a government-issued photo ID must be presented at the beginning of the onsite class in order to attendThis requirement is mandated by DJI and is non-negotiable.  There is also an in-person written examination and a practical flight examination at the conclusion of the training course. Upon successful completion of the written and practical examinations a certificate will be issued to the individual UAS pilot.

More UTC Commercial UAS Training Level 1 Details on UTC Website 

Students Steps

RMUS UTC Training Student Steps

  1. You must complete the online training course prior to attending class. Online course work takes place on the UTC website (uastc.com/us).  You will need to register on the site in order to view the courses.
  2. As part of the online course, you will receive a trainer drone. This will be shipped to the address you submitted to RMUS to register for the course.  After receiving the training drone, please complete the online flight training course.  You may complete other online courses prior to receiving the trainer drone. This drone is yours to keep and practice with DO NOT bring it to class.   Please print out the final online course exam results and bring those to class.
  3. About 10 to 14 days prior to the class, you will receive a welcome email from the local training facility. This email will provide any last minute travel planning details you may need.  Also please let the training facility know if you need special assistance or have dietary restrictions.
  4. After successful completion of the course, the training facility will issue you a temporary certificate. You will be receiving an official certificate and card from UTC within 30 days after completing the course.  This will be shipped to the address on file at RMUS, so please notify RMUS at utctraining@rmus.com to update.
  5. If a student fails to pass the final exam, and wishes to continue pursuing certification, they will be required to reschedule and retake the class with a $750 retake fee.

Training Facility 

Situated in the largest metropolitan area of northwest Ohio, the Toledo Aerial Media (TAM) Training Facility is a premier hub for sUAS education in the Midwest and an all-hazards national training center. Located only 45 minutes from Detroit Metro Airport, and within just a few hours of Cleveland and Columbus, the TAM Training facility is easily accessed by any method car or air travel.

The secured perimeter, 150-acre facility is ideal for sUAS trainees taking part in initial and continued education training. It features numerous opportunities for indoor and outdoor training arranged around a wide variety of environments including a mock city, five-story tower, commercial airliner, pond, rail cars, driving course, and plenty of open areas.

Classroom-based training initiatives are accommodated within the TAM Training Facility Operations Center, which features five classrooms, a computer lab, eight offices, two receptions areas, and locker room facilities.

Training Facility Address
Owens Community College Center for Emergency Preparedness
30150 Tracy Rd, Walbridge OH 43465
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Instructor Biographies 

Chris Aldrich

Chris is a FAA Certified Remote Pilot and ITC sUAS Level 1 Thermographer with years of experience, and an educational background, in the technology field. He has hundreds of hours behind the sticks of an array of multi-rotor unmanned aircraft in technical and creative applications. As co-owner of Toledo Aerial Media (TAM), Chris leads the training division of the company, which serves a wide variety of clientele from public safety and utility to private industry and hobbyists. In addition, he manages the commercial drone service division and assists with field operations.

Phil Myers

Phil is a FAA Certified Remote Pilot with years of experience and hundreds of hours spent operating multi-rotor unmanned aircraft in both technical and creative capacities. As the founder and co-owner of Toledo Aerial Media (TAM), Phil leads field operations for the commercial drone services division of the company, maintains a diverse fleet of sUAS and peripheral equipment, directs research and development efforts, manages FAA authorization and waiver endeavors for TAM and clients, as well as assisting with client training initiatives.