Maryland College Implements Online UAV Training from U.K. Partner


U.K.-based Consortiq LLC has partnered with Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) in Arnold, Md., to deliver unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) training.

Consortiq will be teaching an online course, FAA Part 107 Exam Preparation, which starts Feb. 1 and runs through March 15.

During the course, students will learn the capabilities and industry applications for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and prepare for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 107 exam while pursuing the necessary knowledge to operate drones safely in commercial environments. Specifically, they will learn mechanical principles of flight and performance, drone components, and maintenance, as well as examine regulations, certifications and human factors influencing drone flight.

In addition, students will learn to use CQNet, Consortiq’s UAS fleet management software. CQNet allows students to plan, record and maintain their drone mission; keep maintenance and checklists in one spot; and check weather, flight restrictions and current airspace details.

Consortiq’s notable clients include the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Scottish Rugby Union. Last year, the company opened up a new office in Annapolis, Md.

Miriam Hinthorn, U.S. operations manager at Consortiq, says, “AACC’s online course provides a great platform to launch students into the [drone] profession or to further degree programs.”

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