Embry-Riddle’s Online Drone Class is Free and Open to the Public

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus is offering a free, two-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on drone operations.

Called “Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Concepts for New Users,” the class is scheduled to run from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4. According to the university, the open-to-all course covers everything new users need to know in order to safely operate personal drones. Participants will learn about equipment, airspace, legal requirements and flight planning tools, as well as how to become commercial drone operators.

“We have had consistently great feedback about this course,” says Dr. Kristy Kiernan, lead educator for the class. “We are especially excited about the updates and changes we have made to reflect the most up-to-the-minute information in this rapidly changing part of aviation.”

The instructors for the class include full-time Embry-Riddle faculty members and experts from the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. Embry-Riddle has offered this MOOC annually since 2015.

Registration for the UAS MOOC begins Dec. 11 at worldwide.erau.edu/massive-open-online-courses.

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