Join 8,500 technologists, regulators and users across commercial and defense sectors for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. As adoption spreads and applications expand, XPONENTIAL is the one event that brings together the entire unmanned systems community to share ideas, collaborate across markets, capitalize on best practices and emerging trends and harness the power of unmanned technology for your business.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Room: S503

Registration Fees:

  • Registration fee: $189, includes TOP certification
  • Attendees must register for XPONENTIAL before registering for the TOP Level 1 Certification Workshop
  • Pre-registration is required


Set yourself apart from the competition – earn your TOP Level 1 certification. This course will provide you with the training, knowledge, and competencies you need to successfully earn your TOP Level 1 individual certification. The class will cover regulatory knowledge and compliance, operations, meteorology, flight performance, human factors, and best practices. To earn your Level 1 certification on site, you must have earned an FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certification and upload it before attending class. Certificates will be awarded on site pending successful completion of the workshop.


1300 – 1330 – Module 1 – Administrative. This includes things like the validation of Part 107 RPCs
1330 – 1500 – Module 2 - Aeronautical Knowledge. This includes AirmanshipPrinciples; Air Law; Meteorology; Principles of Flight
1500 – 1525 – Module 3 – Aircraft and Systems. This includes System General Knowledge; AFM; Electromagnetic & Frequency Interference; Use of Spectrum Analyzers; Battery Management.
1525 – 1535 – Break
1535 – 1610 – Module 4 – Human Factors. This includes Human Performance and UAS; Human Centric Threats; Alcohol & Drug Programs; Physiological Conditions (Stress, Dehydration).
1610 – 1635 – Module 5 – Flight Safety. VLOS Limitations; CRM; Judgement and Decision Making.
1635 – 1645 – Break
1645 – 1730 – Module 6 – Flight Operations. These include Flight Performance, Planning & Loading; Limitations of GPS; Use of Smart Applications; Operational Procedures; Aviation Charts; NOTAMs; TFRs; Operations in Proximity to Airports; Preflight Operations; Flight Planning; Normal Procedures; Abnormal & Emergency Procedures; Navigation; Postflight Procedures