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N.J. Airport Welcomes New Tenant, a UAS Training Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 24, 2017

The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) has announced a new business lease with Pentagon Performance Inc. (PPI), which is bringing an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training program to the Hangar 112 building at the Millville Airport, located in Cumberland [Read More]

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Kicks off First UAS Course of Many

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS) is rolling out the first of what the university plans to be many future courses on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The class, offered through the Center for Business and Professional Development at [Read More]

SkySkopes Academy Offers its First UAS Training Course

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

SkySkopes Academy, an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flight training academy based in Grand Forks, N.D., has launched its online “Remote Pilot Ground School Course.” According to the company, the class is a self-paced, comprehensive course designed to give students knowledge [Read More]

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]