|The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc., has been accepted as a Training Provider to the FAA Safety Team’s
USI has also made available their professionally developed Small UAS Safety Ground School course through the FAASTeam website at www.faasafety.gov. This course sets a sturdy foundation of required aeronautical knowledge for remote pilots of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) less than 55 pounds.
The curriculum addresses all of the pertinent aeronautical knowledge areas outlined by the FAA for the Unmanned Aircraft General (UAG) 14 CFR Part 107 examination. The course augments the curriculum with safety concepts and practices, to develop well-informed and responsible remote pilots. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion from Unmanned Safety Institute and are well prepared to pass the UAG exam. USI certifications are recognized and/or required by a growing list of Part 107 operators hiring and contracting UAS pilots.
Training Providers are persons or organizations that conduct training under the WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program and Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards Program. The Training Provider program is designed for a company or individual who will be conducting training under the Wings/AMT programs and would like to be able to issue credits and validation for their training programs. These training programs are in-house or location based training that individuals attend as part of training offered by the Training Provider. Training Providers may also provide on-line validation of training completed.
According to their mission statement, the FAASTeam’s goal is to, “Improve the nation’s aviation accident rate by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach, and education; while establishing partnerships and encouraging the continual growth of a positive safety culture within the aviation community.”
“We know that time-honored aviation safety practices work: improving technology over time, providing advanced human factors training, and an enduring commitment to safety management systems have clearly demonstrated to us that they reduce mishap rates”, stated USI’s President
Aaron Greenwald “That is why we have embedded this proven methodology in everything we do at