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PAWG sUAS Academy


Session 1 - Saturday June 11, 2022

Session 2 - Saturday TBD, 2022


Training is in-person sessions, hosted by Armstrong Composite Squadron 125, at Lenape Technical School in Ford City, PA. Participants must have the prerequisites listed below to attend.

Prerequisites (as listed in the sUAS Task Guide and SQTR)

  • Commander Approval
  • GES, ICUT, CAPT 117
  • Aircrew Professionalism Course
  • Familiarity with the sUAS Task Guide (see link below)
    (You must download and study the Task Guide prior to the course!)

Recommended (not required for participation:

IS100, IS200, IS5.A, IS700, IS800
(Self-Paced Learning)



Session 1

  • 5114 Discuss UAS Technician Duties and Responsibilities
  • 5100 Discuss UAS Mission Pilot Duties and Responsibilities
  • 5001 Demonstrate Aircraft & Ground Team Coordination
  • 2028 Discuss Crew Resource Management
  • 2023 Demonstrate Techniques to Reduce Fatigue
  • 0101 Demonstrate the ability to keep a log
  • 2015 Enter Data into CAP Forms
  • 0204 Locate a point on a map using Latitude and Longitude
  • 0205 Locate a point on a map using the CAP Grid System
  • 2024 Demonstrate Use of Sectional Charts
  • 5019 Plan and Command a CAP UAS Flight
  • 5010 Discuss Kp Index, RFI and EMI affects and mitigation techniques on UAS operations
  • 2205 Transfer Images to and View Images on a Computer
  • 5005 Discuss CAP Image / Graphic Requirements and Image & Orthomosaic Processing Software
  • 5006 Prepare an Orthomosaic Image utilizing Orthomosaic Image Processing Software
  • 5003 Discuss Consideration variables to Imagine Composition and Compose an Image

Session 2

  • 5110 Identify Visual Clues and Wreckage Patterns from FPV and Orthomosaic Imagery
  • 5111 Identify what to Look for and Record during Damage Assessment Missions from FPV and Orthomosaic Imagery
  • 5101 Discuss General UAS Related Safety & ORM Requirements and Issues
  • 5104 Discuss UAS Security Concerns and Procedures
  • 2014 Discuss CAP Liability Coverage and Mishap Reporting
  • 5102 Demonstrate knowledge of the risk and risk mitigation associated with flying UAS aircraft
  • 5103 Discuss Type of Flights Performed by CAP UAS Aircrews
  • 5020 Demonstrate Preparation for a Trip to a Remote Mission Bases
  • 5109 Discuss how Atmospheric and Lighting Conditions Effect Visual Search Effectiveness
  • 5023 Participate in Planning a CAP UAS Flight
  • 5015 Demonstrate Planning and Flying an Expanding Square Search
  • 5016 Demonstrate Planning and Flying a Parallel Track Search
  • 5017 Demonstrate Planning and Flying a Creeping Line Search
  • 5018 Demonstrate Planning and Flying a Point Based Search
  • 5113 Demonstrate how to complete a CAP sUAS system calibrations and aircraft pre and post-flight inspection


SQTRs and Task Guides

    - sUAS Mission Pilot SQTR (UASMP)

    - sUAS Technician SQTR (UAST)

    - sUAS Task Guide

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