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CDPS/CoE Flight Qualification Test
The CDPS UAS Flight Qualification Test includes knowledge of the aircraft, emergency proceedures and flight through the manuvering corse. The CoE has adopted a maneuvering course based on work done by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). CDPS UAV pilots must demonstrate flight proficiency by completing the maneuvering course once per year. The test includes a number of maneuvers that demonstrate the ability of the pilot to control the aircraft in specific moves and positions the aircraft to observe test targets. In each course position a test target is visible within the bucket. Fully visualizing the target requires relatively precise positioning of the aircraft. Visibility of the target will be verified by the proctor. The maneuvers must be completed in 12 minutes or less. The attached PDF's show the qualification form used and the flight qualification maneuvers required. Click on the image to see a larger version.