Training

Training Requirements

Individuals interested in becoming remote pilots in DOI and USFS must complete IAT Course A-450 for Basic Remote Pilot

Remote pilots who wish to become qualified as a UASP for Incident Response must complete NWCG Course S-373, Incident UAS Operations.  Please do not start a UASP taskbook without contacting your Bureau's UAS Manager and/or successfully completing the S-373 Course.  

2021/2022 Interagency Training Schedule

UAS Flight School for Incident Operations: Two-week flight school which incorporates A-450 Basic Remote Pilot and S-373 UAS Incident Operations. Pilot candidates will learn to operate aircraft, capture imagery with agency approved UAS, communicate, deconflict, and integrate into fire-traffic-area airspace, and engage in beyond visual line of sight mission profiles. Graduates will receive an agency UAS Remote Pilot Certificate (card) and become an NWCG UAS Remote Pilot (UASP) trainee.

UAS Flight School for Natural Resource Management: Two-week flight school which incorporates A-450 Basic Remote Pilot and UAS Mapping. Pilot candidates will learn to operate aircraft, capture imagery with agency approved UAS, plan and implement automated flight mission sets, and process low complexity data products. Graduates will receive an agency UAS Remote Pilot Certificate (card).

 

Please reference the Wildland Fire Learning portal for UAS training information:

https://wildlandfirelearningportal.net/

 

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Position Taskbook (PMS 311-79)