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ARGUS Launches Audit Standard and Ratings Program for Unmanned Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARGUS Launches Audit Standard and Ratings Program for Unmanned Operations November 4, 2016   ARGUS International, Inc., the world leader in aviation safety audits, is announcing the release of its international standard for unmanned aircraft operations in conjunction with its globally recognized commercial operator ratings program. Unmanned aircraft operators can apply for ARGUS Gold or Platinum rating status, creating the world’s first fully vetted registry of commercial UAS operators to support end customer sourcing and due-diligence requirements for both internal operations and external vendor qualification.   Over the last 20 years, the ARGUS Gold and Platinum


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UNMANNED SAFETY INSTITUTE LAUNCHES PART 107 COMPLIANT ONLINE GROUND SCHOOL

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc., announced today that it has launched a FAA Part 107 compliant version of its Small UAS Ground School online course. This online course prepares aspiring remote pilots to successfully pass the Aeronautical Knowledge Test (AKT) leading to the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate (RPC), while also delivering additional ground and flight safety education that is continually ranked as the industry’s best in class. The new course is available online and through USI’s partner network. This self-paced, 24-hour course is much more than a Part 107 test preparation course. This


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Sporty’ s Pilot Shop Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to Provide UAS Training

Sporty’ s Pilot Shop and Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) will now offer two online courses, the UAS Ground School Course and the UAS Safety Awareness Course, which provide comprehensive training for individuals involved in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The UAS Ground School Course is a comprehensive training program, perfect for commercial operators and pilots of larger UAS. More than 24 hours of training covers all the essential topics, including: parts of a UAS; responsible operations; concept of operations; human factors and crew resource management; identifying hazards; aeronautical decision making; and emergencies. Each segment includes a video introduction, followed by


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New Training Programs Educate Law Enforcement on How to Respond to Illegal Drone Activity

The Unmanned Safety Institute, a professional organization dedicated to the safe and responsible integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the U.S. National Airspace System, today announced a joint partnership with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) to provide innovative training on the safety and security of UAS to the lawenforcement community throughout the State of Florida. The purpose of the educational workshops will be to train law enforcement officers who are FOP members on proper techniques for responding to unauthorized or unlawful UAS flight operations. The workshop, “Responding to UAS Intrusions” will cover a variety of topics related


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USAIG Launches Safety Program for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

USAIG proudly introduces Performance Vector Unmanned, created specifically for policyholders who insure unmanned aircraft systems. It serves to keep safety at the forefront, which is especially critical considering that UAS outnumber registered manned aircraft. The program’s predecessor, Performance Vector, was established in 2011 to provide safety-supportive benefits to policyholders who insure turbine-powered manned aircraft. Likewise, Performance Vector Unmanned integrates products and services specific to UAS operational safety and is made broadly available to holders of UAS policies. “We constantly seek new ways to help strengthen our clients’ existing safety programs,” says Paul Ratté, USAIG’s director of aviation safety programs.


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