Unmanned Safety Institute adds Advanced Aircrew Academy as strategic distribution partner

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc. - and a recognized leader in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight safety education and certification - has partnered with Advanced Aircrew Academy by adding its portfolio of online training offerings to the Academy's website.

Advanced Aircrew Academy is a specialized aviation eLearning company dedicated to providing high quality professional pilot, flight attendant, and maintenance courses delivered via the web using a world class online aviation training systems.

The Small UAS Safety Ground School (initial and recurrent) courses, and the Safety Awareness (initial and recurrent) courses will be available on the Advanced Aircrew Academy eLearning suite for individuals seeking to operate UAS as professional remote pilots.

The program offers approximately 24-hours of self-paced content online and prepares the student to pass the FAA Unmanned Aircraft General (UAG) exam to obtain their Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate. The program meets Part 107 requirements and exceeds FAA regulatory minimums with advanced flight safety training. The Small UAS Safety Ground School is endorsed by many aviation insurance providers and is accepted by the FAA for WINGS credit.

The Small UAS Safety Awareness Course is composed of approximately 4-hours of self-paced content online and provides advanced flight safety training that is exclusively devoted to UAS operational safety. The Small UAS Safety Awareness Course is ideal for individuals who hold a Part 61 Airmen Certificate, or individuals who already possess a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate.

“USI is proud to partner with Advanced Aircrew Academy, one of the aviation industry’s leading training companies," said Aaron Greenwald, Unmanned Safety Institute President. "By partnering together, USI and Advanced Aircrew Academy are delivering value-added offerings that synergistically deliver expertise from two of the world’s most respected brands in aviation.”

Dan Boedigheimer, Vice President of Operations at Advanced Aircrew Academy added, “At Advanced Aircrew Academy we are hearing from many of our business aviation customers that they are looking to start an unmanned aviation program for their company. We evaluated current UAS training and consulting available in the market and found the USI/ARGUS offerings to be superior. A partnership to be able to offer our customers UAS training in the Ascent eLearning platform delivers the best content and record keeping system available to help to integrate a UAS program into a business aviation flight department.”

BlueSky Business Aviation News | 9th February 2017 | Issue #403