FLIGHT TRAINING

Great Lakes Air Operations offers in-person Drone System and Flight Training.

Special courses are also held for law enforcement officers and firefighters, and are geared toward public safety professionals.  These courses are approved by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) for 302 funds.

For more information, or to schedule training, please call (248) 655-7766.

The following is an overview of the topics that are covered in detail during the Drone System and Flight Training that is offered by Great Lakes Air Operations:

  • Aircraft, System Components, and Payloads Overview
    • Types of Unmanned Aircraft
    • Unmanned Aircraft System Components
    • Payload Options

  • System Startup, Updates, and Geofence
    • Determining and Installing the Flight Application
    • Linking Your Aircraft and Control Station
    • Controller Overview
    • Conducting Firmware Updates
    • Geofence Overview and Unlock Options

  • Flight Display Overview
    • System Status
    • Flight Modes
    • Altitude Settings
    • GPS and Controller Signal
    • Battery Levels and Detailed Information
    • Camera Settings (Including Thermal Imaging)
    • Map and Flight Telemetry Data

  • Flight Preparation
    • Inspecting the Aircraft
    • Display, Controller, and Aircraft Startup
    • System Setting and Status Verification
    • Performing a Compass Calibration
    • Takeoff
    • Landing and Shutdown

  • Flight Practice
    • Practice with a provided and insured aircraft

  • Emergency Situations and Procedures
    • Loss of Control Link
    • Low Battery
    • Fly Away
    • Disorientation
    • Battery Fire
    • Threat from Wildlife

  • Intelligent Flight Modes
    • Accessing Intelligent Flight Modes
    • Course Lock
    • Return to Home
    • Point of Interest
    • Follow Me
    • Waypoints
    • Active Track
    • Tap and Fly
    • Tripod

  • Flight Practice and Proficiency Demonstration
    • Practice with a provided and insured aircraft