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Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Take off to a fascinating new area of flight—small unmanned aircraft systems, or drones!

Earn credit at Tidewater Community College to prepare for the FAA Part 107 Exam.

Zoom from your home with on-campus training experiences.

You’ll learn about:

● Federal regulations covering the use of drones

● Effects of weather on drones

● Loading and performance of drones

● Emergency procedures

● Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures

● Night operation

● And much more!

TCC Fast Fact

The current salary rate for drone pilots averages $40 an hour and $83,193 a year.

-Economic Research Institute, 2022

Possible Career Paths

Drone pilots may find employment in a variety of private businesses including land surveying, real estate, law enforcement, and a variety of other fields.

For More Information: Contact Judy Gill at