Education & Research – Page 3

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]