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Weather for UAS Operations (eLearning)

Weather impacts nearly all aspects of drone operations, affecting both the operation of the drone itself and flight crew performance.

This Weather for UAS Operations course familiarizes your flight crew with the necessary knowledge to properly account for weather in your drone operation. Learn how and where to access weather data and how to interpret this data to make educated determinations of safe UAS operations.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Locate various sources of weather data and determine its applicability to the mission
  • Define how pressure, density altitude, and wind affects performance and planning
  • Apply the weather data discovered and determine the desired level of safety
  • Understand how the weather affects sUAS operations
  • Recall both the vehicle and flight crew weather limitations
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Course Objectives

This self paced course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction of Effects of Weather
  • Atmospheric Conditions
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Wind
  • Convective Weather
  • Thunderstorms
  • Density Altitude
  • Approved Weather Sources
  • METARs
  • PIREPs
  • Surface Analysis
  • Forecast Weather
  • Human Factors / CRM elements as required
  • Examination
Features &
  • Delivered via eLearning – online iPad-compatible training at your pace
  • One full year of access
Additional Information
  • Target Audience: UAS Pilots
  • Minimum Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Course Access:You will have access to this course for one full year.
  • Delivery: 100% web-delivered and self-paced.
  • Credit: Once you have completed the course and successfully passed the end-of-lesson examinations, you are awarded a FlightSafety International certificate of completion. If you are an existing FlightSafety customer, you can also pick up your record of training in myFlightSafety.