While many purchase an sUAS and start flying on their own, it’s usually through trial and error before they master the complexities of flight dynamics. This course walks you through fixed wing and quad copter aerodynamics, including controls, stability and stalls. From basic flight principles to air movement over the airframe, weight, drag and wake turbulence, you will gain a better appreciation of aerodynamics, and gain a higher personal expectation for your flight operations.
Fixed Wing Stability
1. Longitudinal Stability
2. Effects of Center of Gravity
3. Aircraft Control Surfaces: Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder
Controls on Quadcopters
1. Pitch, Roll, Yaw
2. Rotor Directions
Fixed Wing Stalls
Flight Service District Offices (Nation-wide)
Airport directory for the United States;
Enter your state and county then submit – Then select under Reports (Airport Contact Information)
Wxbrief (For NOTAMs)
Where you would go to log in and enter your NOTAM for your flight (and to review other NOTAMS issued)
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics, represents more than 7,500 members from 60+ allied countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets.
is an education campaign founded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to educate prospective users about the safe and responsible operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is the premier community-based organization in the United States for model aviation enthusiasts.
The instructor will be available to answer questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day. Technical staff will be available during these same business hours to assist you with any functionality issues if needed.