Unmanned Safety Institute to Host 2nd Annual UAS Safety Standdown

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The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the world-leader in remote pilot training and certification, will be hosting the 2nd annual UAS Safety Standdown in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, May 1st, in conjunction with AUVSI Xponential. The topic of this year’s workshop will be “Organization Flight Operations, Maintenance & Safety Quality Management.”


The UAS Safety Standdown is a one-day workshop that gives the aviation community a unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of UAS aviation safety and risk management. The workshop gives individuals and organizations of all sizes the opportunity to gain critical understanding around the concepts of safety, the role of managing risk, and organizational decision-making, enabling them to operate their UAS enterprise with an elevated level of safety.


The workshop offers program topics on UAS program management, designing manuals and documentation (e.g. SOPs, ERPs, etc.), safety risk management, remote pilot training & certification, UAS preventative/conditional maintenance, and industry standards & best practices.  This one-day workshop culminates in a UAS Safety Endorsement from USI and participants who attend this workshop will also earn education credits towards USI's Professional Remote Operator (PRO) certification.


Session topics for this year’s UAS Safety Standdown include:

  •  •Functional sUAS Management Hierarchy & Organizational Structure
  •  •sUAS/UAS Manuals & Documentation: What, Why, and How Much Matters?
  •  •sUAS/UAS Safety Risk Management: A Comprehensive Solution for Organizational Operational Scaling
  •  •SUAS/UAS Remote Pilot & Maintenance Tracking
  •  •sUAS/UAS Industry Standards: Discerning Between Standards and Why It Matters
  •  •sUAS/UAS Industry/Organization Best Practices & Value-Added Practices, Policies & Procedures Round Table


“In 2017, USI launched the first of its kind Safety Standdown for unmanned aviation, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. No other organization in the world offers more compelling thought leadership in unmanned aviation flight safety than USI, and we are honored to be offering this event again in partnership with AUVSI at the annual Xponential conference and trade show,” remarked USI President Aaron Greenwald.


AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 is the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned systems and robotics. It’s the spot to find visionary insight, make new connections and uncover next-generation ingenuity.  If your professional future is in the unmanned field, XPONENTIAL 2018 is where you want to be, where over 8,500 thought leaders from across the spectrum of unmanned systems and robotics come together to share ideas, gain insight and witness groundbreaking innovation.


For more information and to register for the event, go here. Safety Standdown attendees will receive a complimentary XPO hall pass.


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About Unmanned Safety Institute

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) is the industry’s most widely recognized leader in flight safety solutions for individuals, enterprises, and organizations focused on integrating and operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for civil or commercial purposes. The Unmanned Safety Institute, widely recognized as “best-in-class” provides UAS flight safety training and certification to operational standards based on the adoption and modification of time-honored aviation safety practices.  With over 150 instructors and over 4,000 customers around the world, including several Fortune 500 enterprises, USI widely recognized as the global leader in UAS training and certification delivering the most highly-regarded training program of its kind.  USI is the only training and certification organization that is accepted by the FAA, endorsed by major aviation insurance providers, and whose training programs have been evaluated and recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education.  Discover more at www.UnmannedSafetyInstitute.org.

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