Vortex UAS provides 20-hours of face to face classroom instruction designed to help our students reach the following goals:


A working knowledge of 14 CFR Part 107 including Certificated Remote Pilot application procedures and all UAS operating privileges and limitations.

  1. A complete overview of the National Airspace System as it applies to UAS operations and the special operating requirements and ATC clearances (if required) for each type of airspace.
  2. A working knowledge of aviation weather reports and forecasts and weather-related factors affecting the safe operation of the UAS.
  3. A complete explanation of these additional areas of knowledge required to pass the FAA Knowledge Test for the Remote Pilot Certificate:
  • Loading and effects on Aircraft Performance
  • Airport Operations and Radio Communication Procedures
  • Aeronautical Decision Making and Emergency Procedures
  • Physiology including factors affecting vision, and fitness for flight
  • Maintenance and Inspection Procedures


For first time pilots, the FAA has specific knowledge requirements listed in the Certification Standards document FAA-S-ACS-10 attached below.   All the knowledge specified in this Airman Certification Standard will be studied in the Vortex course and sample exams questions will be practiced.  Classroom discussion and hands-on exercises will complement the lecture material.


The FAA requires the final 60 multiple choice assessment to be given at a designated testing center for which there is a fee. The student may choose to take this assessment shortly after completing the Vortex training.


Course registration now open through Vortex UAS and Harper College Continuing Education


Click here for our course schedule and registration page.


To read more about our Partnership with Harper College Continuing Education, click here.

Download these free guides for safe and legal UAS operations

Part 107 Operations
“The 10 things you need to know about Part 107”

Section 333 Operations
“10 Step Pilot’s Guide to Legal UAS Operations”