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Air Transportation/FAA Drone Operator

Prepare to apply technical knowledge and skills to the flying and/or navigation of aircraft. This program includes instruction in principles of aircraft design and performance, aircraft flight systems and controls, flight crew operations and procedures, radio communications, navigation procedures and systems, airways safety and traffic regulations, and governmental rules and regulations pertaining to piloting aircraft.

Certification: FAA Ground School, FAA Ground Instruction Basic, and FAA Remote Pilot (Drone Pilot)

Direct Employment: Drone Operator and Pilot Instructor

Job Leads To: Air Traffic Control, Airport Management, and Commercial or Private Pilot

Eligibility: Grades 10-12

Holland Codes:




Conventional – Investigative – Realistic

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Air Transportation – FAA Drone Operator

JTED @ The Bridges: M-F per school bell schedule OR M/W OR T/TH 3:30 – 8 pm

Credits: 2/Year

Locations offering Air Transportation/FAA Drone Operator:

  • Innovation Tech High School
  • JTED @ The Bridges
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