The purpose of this course is to provide skills and abilities to become a remote pilot in command (RPIC) within the United States. The class content will focus on 14 CFR 107, the rules and regulations that allow RPICs to operate unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) safely and legally. In addition, students will be given hands-on training in the best practices for flying UAVs. Course Overview/Purpose: The release of 14 CRF 107 by the FAA has set a legal framework for commercial UAVs operations in the United States. The purpose of this course is to help students become well versed in 107 and gain hands-on experience operating UAVs. Students will become proficient with UAV aeronautical operation standards, discover the rules and regulations of airspace that all RPICs must comply with, and evaluate the effects that weather has on UAVs as well as sources of weather information. Students will also assess the performance abilities and limitations of UAVs and explore standard UAV operations as outlined in the 107 regulations. Prerequisite: GIS 4101 or similar GIS course and/or work experience.