Drone (UAV/UAS) Business Applications

Occasionally, trends in technology have the ability to shift into larger, more dramatic trends that can certainly cause a shift in the economy as we know it. Within the last decade, and even so more recently, the drone (UAV/UAS) sector has managed to do just that.

Considered everything from "toys and gadgets" to "clandestine military operative machines," drones have such become more relevant than ever before, and have found ways to penetrate our economy, and the job market in ways unimaginable.

As the "drone services" market size is expected to grow from $4.4 billion in 2018 to $63.6 billion by 2025, it is no wonder why demand for this technology is on the rise, and so are those who hope to be behind the controller, operating the complex machines.

In this course, we will cover all aspects of the drone sUAS business market and how you can either apply the technology to your current workplace, or start a new career within the realm of this emerging technology.

Course Overview/Topics:

  • Treating it like a business
    • Side Hustle or Full Time? - What's Your Plan?
    • It's All About the Money - Startup Costs
    • Tax Considerations
    • Equipment Overview
    • Insurance Requirments
    • Record Keeping
    • FAA Requirements
  • Residential and Commerical Real Estate Photography
  • Construction Progress Reporting
  • Videography
  • Mapping & Volumetrics
  • Thermal Inspections
  • Infrastructure and Cell Towers
  • And More!

This program from the University of New Hampshire has been certified and recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) CTI Program. The FAA's UAS College Training Initiative program recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems. Learn more about the initiative here.

Instructor Bios


Drone (UAV/UAS) Business Applications

  • Jim Cloutier

    Jim Cloutier is the President of Red Dog Aerial Media a UAS service provider that specializes in training and consulting for companies interested in starting UAS programs in house. Red Dog Aerial also offers aerial photography, videography, infrastructure inspection and mapping services for engineering, construction, commercial real estate and insurance companies. Jim has over 10 years building, designing and flying UAS platforms and holds his FAA Remote Pilot Certification.

    Jim graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. His electrical engineering career in the manufacturing industry included electrical design and programing for brewing and packaging systems, project management, information technology infrastructure design and deployment, software and hardware lifecycle analysis and technical training.  Jim is currently the Information Technology Manager at Anheuser-Busch in Merrimack, NH.

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