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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]