Education & Research

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]

Virginia Tech Pushes for UAS Education at Community Colleges

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program, the Geospatial Technician Education-Unmanned Aircraft Systems project at Virginia Tech is one step closer to offering Virginia’s community college students training on operating small unmanned aircraft systems [Read More]

Unmanned Safety Institute Kicks off Online Training for Drone Hobbyists

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) has launched an online training course designed for drone hobbyists. The new course, dubbed SAFEGUARD, is a self-paced curriculum that is approximately one hour in length. USI says it covers essential safety topics, including understanding [Read More]

Kansas State Polytechnic Offers One Last Part 107 Course of 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 17, 2016

The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program on Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus is providing professionals one last opportunity in 2016 to obtain a remote pilot in command (RPIC) certification. In response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 107 rule, [Read More]

AMA Launches More Commercial UAS Pilot Test Prep

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 15, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics’ (AMA) education department, in conjunction with Fly Robotics, is releasing a Part 107 preparatory course for future remote pilots. According to AMA, the online training course will provide potential commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilots [Read More]

UNL’s Nebraska Extension Rolls out UAS Sessions Across the State

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 11, 2016

Those interested in incorporating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into their business operations and agricultural enterprises are encouraged to attend one of five introductory training sessions offered across the state by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Nebraska Extension. In November and [Read More]

Birmingham Company Now Offering UAS Training Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

Birmingham, Ala.-based Viper Drones, a company specializing in the integration of thermal imaging systems on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), is expanding its offerings to include a comprehensive UAS training program. From those with no prior aeronautical knowledge to students already [Read More]

AT&T Chips in for Miami Dade College’s UAS Training Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 27, 2016

AT&T has contributed $25,000 to Miami, Fla.-based Miami Dade College’s (MDC) DronesUp program, an eight-week training course providing live flight sessions and lectures to master the art of safe drone operations. Through a collaboration between MDC’s Eig-Watson School of Aviation, [Read More]

Virginia Launches ‘Emerging Drone Industry Cluster’ Initiative

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 27, 2016

Drone Airspace Management (DAM) and Aurora Flight Sciences have joined the office of U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., in announcing the launch of the Virginia Emerging Drone Industry Cluster program. The purpose of the program, which will span three years, [Read More]

Makeblock Launches DIY Visual Programming Drone for Ages 8+

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 26, 2016

Makeblock Co. Ltd. has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a modular and visual programming drone called Airblock. Airblock is made of magnetic, modular parts that connect together to form a drone or hovercraft. According to Makeblock, beginners can put Airblock [Read More]

Unmanned Safety Institute Joins FAA Program; UAS Course Made Available

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International Inc., has been accepted as a training provider to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Safety Team (FAASTeam) Program. USI has also made available its Small UAS Safety Ground School course [Read More]

South Carolina Goes Big for Drone Discovery Month

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 14, 2016

With more than 16 registered events, 1,085 participants and 92 volunteers, Drone Discovery will have a strong presence in South Carolina this month, according to an announcement from Clemson, S.C.-based Clemson University. Youth will conduct the Drone Discovery challenge throughout [Read More]

College in Cleveland Offers Drone Academy for First Responders

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2016

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), based in Cleveland, is kicking off a drone academy designed specifically for public safety departments. The inaugural academy, hosted by the college’s Public Safety Center of Excellence, will be held Oct. 10-14 at the KeyBank Public [Read More]