The Guided Precision Aerial Delivery Systems (GPADS) Course qualifies students to assemble, inspect, pack, rig, program, and maintain any of the GPADS platforms manufactured by Airborne Systems. As part of the GPADS Operator Course, students are taught how to plan missions and conduct GPADS drops (live drops are typically conducted as part of this course.
We offer courses on systems such as the FireFly 2K®, MicroFly II®, DragonFly®, and the GPADS 4K®. Each course varies between 5 and 10 days, with 1 instructor for every 5 students. After any of our GPADS courses, students learn inspection, assembly and packing of the parachute, AGU (Airborne Guidance Unit) programming, and load rigging for the GPADS system. If live drops are required, the course time is extended.