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An Introduction to Small UAS Deployment for Emergency Responders: Considerations for Organizational Requirements and Operations was written with the aim of providing all organizations with fundamental information about drones operations and program management. This publication is the first in a series that helps prepare organizations and traditional emergency responders utilize drone technology in a safe and efficient manner

Within this first publication, topics include the following:

  • Introduction to drone types and technology
  • Drone operations in the National Airspace System
  • Drone applications for all the Mission Areas of Emergency Management
  • Drone program structure for the public and private sector
  • Drone flight operations and maintenance

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What You’ll Learn

  1. Introduction to Small UAS
  2. Federal Aviation Administration
  3. National Airspace System
  4. Types of Small UAS Operations
  5. Small UAS for Emergency Management
  6. Small UAS Program Structure
  7. Small UAS Flight Operations
  8. Small UAS Post Flight Operations
  9. Small UAS Training
  10. Small UAS Maintenance


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About the Authors

Gus Calderon

Gus Calderon is an FAA-licensed Commercial Pilot with over 22 years of aviation experience. He has a multi-engine and instrument rating and has over 3,000 flight hours in high-performance aircraft. Gus developed and operated an FAA-certified Part 135 air charter company based in Carlsbad, CA. He owns a Beechcraft Bonanza and conducts aerial photography missions.

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Kevin C. Rolfe

Kevin C. Rolfe is a public service professional with 32 years of service in county fire rescue and has extensive knowledge of Incident Management in the field and in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). He has worked and provided leadership in all facets of incident management in the field as well as overseeing emergency management programs on the federal, state and local level.

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Jonathan Rupprecht

Drone Analyst, Newsweek, Politico, NPR, Marketwatch, The Independent, Motherboard, and many other sources have cited or quoted Jonathan B. Rupprecht who is a drone lawyer and a commercial pilot with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings. He is also an airplane flight instructor and instrument flight instructor.

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Publication Information

ISBN-13: 978-1544678924
Paperback: 76 pages

Published: First Ed. March 15, 2017
Available in: English

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