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sUAS Safety Awareness Training Registration

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Each workshop is limited to 25 attendees.
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An electronic invoice will be sent to you by email, based on availability, your registration type, and request date. All invoices must be paid by the early registration date to qualify for the discount.

Workshop Outline
  • Segment 1: Small UAS Safety Certification – a short outline of the Unmanned Safety Institute’s programs, mission, and philosophy.
  • Segment 2: The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) – is an examination of the core components and elements associated with all small UAS.
  • Segment 3: The Responsible Operator – is dedicated to understanding your ethical and legal requirements as you operate as part of a larger system with rules, regulations, and guidance.
  • Segment 4: Concept of UAS Operations – explores the phases of UAS operational flight as well as presents the planning challenges.
  • Segment 5: The Human Factors of UAS and CRM – is an overview of human limits and how these limit contribute to errors and violations that can be the causal factors in UAS accidents. Crew Resource Management is an introduction to non-technical skills used to combat human errors.
  • Segment 6: Identifying Risks – systematically identifies specific hazards in each of the four hazard domains.
  • Segment 7: Aeronautical Decision Making – explores the process of assessing risks and examines the decision making process once the operator has a clear picture of  the risk.
  • Segment 8: Dealing with Emergencies – examines how individuals and organizations can prepare, respond, and recover from disaster.




Workshop fee: $500*

(*Discounts Available)

                                                    Registration fee
Individual                                              $500
Group 5+                                               $450
Military/Law Enforcement                 $400
Government                                         $450
Student / NVBAA                               $350
For participants registering as military/law enforcement, government, or student- please bring your corresponding ID and present at check-in desk on the morning of your workshop. If registering for groups of 5 or more, the registration fee for the group must be paid in a single payment.

There are
no prerequisites or prior certification necessary for workshop participants.
Example Itinerary for Registrants
   7:30 AM– Suggested arrival time; Participant check-in; Workshop introduction, refreshments served
   8:00 – Workshop begins
   10:00 – 10-minute break
   12:00 PM – Lunch break
   12:45 – Workshop resumes
   2:15 – 10-minute break
   4:30 – Workshop instruction ends; Post-workshop surveys, certificate handout

Instructor Bio

Galante_headshotAnthony Galante
USI Director of Training

Anthony Galante holds Masters Degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and the American Military University. He served as the sUAS Division Director for the Daytona Beach Police where he helped develop and implement standard operating procedures that are in compliance with FAA standards and regulations. Anthony currently serves as adjunct faculty for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and faculty at Keiser University, Bethune Cookman University, and American Military University for the criminal justice and homeland security programs.

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This workshop is suitable for ANYONE ranging from licensed pilots, to experienced RC plane operators, to businesspeople operating drones for profit, to people merely interested in learning more about UAV’s.
The sUAS Safety Awareness Training Workshop clears up misconceptions about the drone industry and covers need-to-know information for anyone interested in operating drones.  This course will look at the importance of conditional maintenance, tracking maintenance, and preconditions that can reduce equipment performance and increase risk, as well as being aware of the National Airspace System, how to avoid midair collisions, and how to deal with weather and obstacles. (See “Workshop Outline” section above for further details.)

Scheduled dates will be announced soon. On the day of, student check-in begins at 7:30 AM; workshop instruction will begin promptly at 8 AM. Workshops will run until approximately 5:00 PM.  (See “Itinerary for Registrants” section above for further details.)


Location will be announced when scheduled dates have been annouced.


This workshop is an introductory course that clears up misconceptions about the drone industry and covers need-to-know information for anyone interested in operating drones for profit.

While many of big insurance companies have so far been hesitant to get into the business of insuring UAV-related companies, Global Aerospace has taken a pioneering stance in the UAS insurance market.   At a minimum, operators MUST complete a Safety Awareness course from USI in order to obtain insurance underwriting from Global Aerospace (and their network of brokers) for any drone activities. Thus, this Safety Awareness workshop is a practical necessity for anyone conducting business involving drones. 

What is included in my registration?
GRADD will cover event meals listed on the agenda, all handouts, and classroom supplies. The registration will also cover creating an online account that will track all certifications received on our campus. GRADD does not offer transportation or hotel rooms. 
What is the recommend attire for the workshop?
Business casual is recommended. Men are encouraged to wear a polo or collared shirt with slacks. Women are encouraged to wear a blouse with a skirt or pants. 
What is considered a “small” UAS?
The FAA classifies small UAS as those under 55 pounds. These are the only type currently eligible for Section 333 exemptions for commercial use. See here for more details.
What is USI? Who is Global Aerospace? What is SM4?
Unmanned Safety Instituteis a professional training organization for UAS operators and proponents focused on improving safety in UAS  operations through the adoption and modification of time honored  aviation safety and training practices.
Global Aerospace is a leading provider of insurance and risk management solutions for the aviation and aerospace industries.  The Global Aerospace SM4 program is a collection of expertise and resources for better understanding of safety management. 
How long is my certification good for?
Certifications are good for 24 months from the date of workshop completion. 
What if I can’t make any of the workshops currently available?
Further workshop dates will be added in the coming weeks.  Please check back on our website, or send an email to info@gradd.co to sign up for our mailing list and be kept informed about future workshop dates and other news. 
I have a different question, how can I get help?
You can send an email to info@gradd.co or call/leave a message at 702-879-9100.  
What if I am unable to make it to my assigned workshop?
There are three options you may choose from, all of which expire after 12:00 PM the Wednesday before your workshop. All cancellation requests must be completed in writing to info@gradd.co.
    1. You may assign a substitute attendee to take your seat
    2. You may reschedule your workshop to a different day (subject to availability) with a $50 administrative fee.
    3. You may fully cancel your registration with a $100 processing fee.
Any cancellation following the Wednesday deadline will result in your registration fee to be non-refundable. Changes to your cancellation are also allowed until the Wednesday deadline, and the final selection will be the only charge on your account. Please allow three to four working days for credit card refunds; allow up to two weeks for personal check refunds.