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UTC Commercial UAS Training Level 1 - Philadelphia - ARC

UTC Commercial UAS Training Level 1 - Philadelphia - ARC

UTC Commercial UAS Training Level 1 - Philadelphia - ARC


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 

The Dover facility is the central and main facility of the Delaware State Fire School. The facility is centrally located in Dover, the capitol of the state of Delaware and accessible from Philadelphia International airport from the north and Baltimore Washington International from the south. Both are approximately within an hour’s drive and easy to navigate. There are many hotels and restaurants in the area and no shortage of things to do in the local area surrounding the facility.  The facility is set on approximately 30 acres of land which makes it possible to conduct various types of UAV training classes. Students can walk right outside from the classroom to the flight area and conduct many types of scenario based training activities. The Dover facility offers a complete range of training facilities and emergency services props including 16,200 square feet of administrative, classroom, and training space. This facility has several small and large classrooms and can comfortably accommodate approximately 700 people for learning, workshops, meetings, or for any purpose in which large numbers of people assemble. This facility is open virtually seven days a week with the exception of major holidays and certain summer weekends.  Trainings at this facility are conducted by Adam Ringle Consulting (ARC).

Delaware State Fire School
1463 Chestnut Grove Road, Dover , DE 19904 
Nearby Hotels
Hampton Inn Dover
Dover Downs Hotel/Casino
Home 2 Suites by Hilton

Instructor Biographies

Adam Ringle

Adam is a seasoned public safety professional with over 30 years’ experience. He currently serves as the Director of UAS Flight Operations for a municipal law enforcement agency in Delaware. He has hundreds of hours of experience as both a pilot in command and as an instructor on multiple UAS platforms. Adam has served as the UAS Commander for several multi-agency large scale responses and is a level 1 Thermographer. Adam has extensive flight experience in search and rescue and tactical response. He has authored numerous FAA compliant COA’s, 333 exemptions and UAS policy documents.

Eric Hamm

Eric is a veteran law enforcement officer with over 28 years of public safety aviation experiences. He currently serves as the Deputy Commander for a state aviation agency and is a level 1 Thermographer. He has hundreds of hours of sUAS operational experience in both flight and instruction. He has worked with multiple federal, state, and local municipalities to address policy and procedures issues dealing with sUAS operations.

Paige Fitzgerald

Paige is an emergency manager and UAS program manager. She has extensive experience on multiple UAS platforms, and has been involved in many large scale multi-agency UAS responses. She has provided policy development guidance to federal, state, and local government agencies who operate programs in compliance with 14 CFR 107, and has been involved in efforts to develop NIMS resource typing criteria through the National Integration Center. She is also a certified UAS flight instructor, Level 1 Public Safety Thermographer, and Certified Emergency Manager.