Education & Research

DJI Mates with AMA for New sUAS Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

DJI and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) are jointly launching a new program that they say will help promote the safe and responsible use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). DJI and AMA plan to develop and promote a [Read More]

Nebraska College Brings K-12 Students STEM and Drone Experience

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

Young students are learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a hands-on drone project hosted by Nebraska’s Metropolitan Community College (MCC). The CEENbot Drone course, which began earlier this month, allows students to use 3D-printed parts to construct [Read More]

Texas UAS Students Get Trained in Financial Literacy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

The Arlington, Texas, Chamber of Commerce Foundation has tapped Texas Trust Credit Union to provide financial literacy training for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) students. The UAS training is part of the Wagner-Peyser Unmanned Aircraft System Consortium (UASC) grant issued in [Read More]

AUVSI Partners with Kings Schools for Online UAS Pilot Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has partnered with the Kings Schools, an aviation education provider, to roll out training for becoming a commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) pilot. According to the partners, the online “Drone Pilot Ground [Read More]

Texas A&M AgriLife Gives the Lowdown on its Extensive UAS Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

A contingent of Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists, part of a cross-disciplined unmanned aircraft (UAS) systems research team, recently gave briefings in College Station on project results conducted across Texas. The AgriLife UAS program is one of the largest research [Read More]

U.S. Journalists, You’re Invited to Drone School

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 30, 2017

The Poynter Institute is teaming up with Google, DJI, the National Press Photographers Association and the University of Nebraska’s Drone Journalism Lab to offer programs at four universities nationwide.

Oregon Creates UAS Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing Task Force

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 25, 2017

Oregon’s Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) has established a “Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing Task Force” (PRSTF) as part of an effort to promote awareness in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) community. According to a recent announcement [Read More]

Tynker and Parrot Create Online Drone Curriculum for Kids

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 25, 2017

Creative-computing company Tynker is rolling out a new U.K. school curriculum that includes a course on drone programming, which will be executed in partnership with Parrot. Besides the new drone course, the new curriculum – to be offered for the [Read More]

West Virginia-Kentucky Region Gets $1.3M Boost for UAS Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 23, 2017

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) – an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region – has awarded a nearly $1.3 million grant to a Kentucky College for unmanned [Read More]

Introducing the ‘Remote Pilots Council,’ Launched by AUVSI

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 23, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has launched the Remote Pilots Council (RPC), which aims to promote education and dialogue between commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators, industry stakeholders and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Through a combination [Read More]

Mississippi Community College Bringing UAS Program On Board

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 19, 2017

Poplarville, Miss.-based Pearl River Community College (PRCC) recently received a grant to start a new career-technical program that the college says will meet the needs of a 21st century industry: unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). PRCC received a $215,250 Career and [Read More]

Sky-Futures Launches Online Part 107 Test Prep

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2017

Global drone inspections and training company Sky-Futures is rolling out an online tutorial course to help potential commercial drone operators pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 107 course. Focusing on material most likely to be asked in the FAA’s [Read More]

Sky-Futures Launches Basic Drone Certification Course in U.K.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 12, 2017

Sky-Futures, a global provider of industrial inspection services via unmanned aircraft, is launching a new course that will enable persons and organizations in the U.K. to reach the basic standard required to operate drones under Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) permission. In [Read More]

UAS Course Arrives at N.J. University This Semester

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 03, 2017

Stockton University, a public college in Galloway, N.J., is kicking off its new course on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) this upcoming semester. The class, commencing Jan. 17, will be taught by Adam Greco, the air traffic account manager of center [Read More]

SkySkopes Sets Up UAS Training Academy at University

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 29, 2016

Grand Forks, N.D.-based SkySkopes, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) service provider, has established a training academy at the University of North Dakota (UND) Center for Innovation. According to the company, the academy is geared toward those with a desire to [Read More]

Embry-Riddle Offers Complimentary Web Course on sUAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is rolling out a free, two-week, online course entitled “Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) – Key Concepts for New Users.” Running from Feb. 6 to Feb. 19, 2017, the course introduces participants to concepts related to [Read More]

Taking Your Remote Pilot Test? Introducing the Drone Study Buddy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 20, 2016

Sporty’s has launched a new app to help drone operators study for the Federal Aviation Administration’s remote pilot test, which (under the FAA’s Part 107 rules) allows operators to become commercial drone pilots. Dubbed the Drone Study Buddy, the app [Read More]

AMA, Fly Robotics Launch UAS Training for Public Safety Officers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics’ (AMA) education department, in conjunction with Fly Robotics, has released a hands-on training course designed for public safety officers looking to implement unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). According to AMA, the course will provide officers the [Read More]

Maryland’s First Community College Rolls out UAS Education

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

Hagerstown Community College (HCC), a two-year, public college based in Hagerstown, Md., is getting into unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education: Starting in the spring 2017 semester, the college will offer a credit class entitled “Introduction to Drones.” The class will [Read More]

New Data Center to Augment North Dakota’s UAS Business Park

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

Grand Sky, an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business and aviation park in North Dakota, has a signed a letter of intent with Grand Forks, N.D.-based EdgeData LLC to establish a 16,000-square-foot data center at Grand Sky. Construction of the facility [Read More]