• Drone (UAV/UAS)

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    UNH Drone Academy

The UNH Drone Academy

UNH PD&T is the leading drone operator training solution in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. We have been offering our drone operator programs for three years. UNH offers custom programs that can be brought to your area or our open enrollment programs for engineers, land surveyors, city planners, photographers, academics or hobbyists.

Custom Training

Searching for specific/private training for your business, organization, or team? The UNH Drone Academy is currently accepting custom training inquiries.

Our team of flight instructors can work to accommodate special requests throughout New England.


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Part 107 Drone (UAV/UAS) Pilot Test Prep Workshop

February 11th | Portsmouth, NH

This workshop introduces students to the FAA’s Part 107 non-hobbyist small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) regulations and the associated Part 107 Certification test. By the end of this workshop students will be more prepared to successfully pass the FAA Remote Pilot Knowledge Test.

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Drone (sUAS) Videography & Photography

June 13 & 14 | Durham, NH

Students will receive training in video camera setup, camera maneuvers, shooting practices, pre and post production planning and film editing. In addition, the course will review safe flying practices with an emphasis on current FAA airspace regulations, rules and privacy concerns.

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Drone (UAV/UAS) Operator Certificate

To Be Announced | 4 Days | Durham, NH

Offered in partnership with the NH Department of Transportation, this program is designed for current or future UAS pilots based in New England. Familiarize yourself with UAS equipment and safety protocol while learning more about how UAS technology is being used in different contexts.

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Taking Flight

UNH Drone Academy Trains Tomorrow's Workforce

Cloutier and his wife started Red Dog Aerial Media, which specializes in photos and video taken using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones, for businesses, broadcasters, real estate companies, construction firms and others. He’s also an instructor for Drone Academy, a new program from UNH Professional Development and Training (PDT) that immerses drone operators in the basics of safely flying and operating drones.

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Portsmouth Police Launch Drone Squad

PORTSMOUTH -- One of seven grant-funded Portsmouth Police Department drones, now available regionally for public-safety purposes, can take infrared photos from 200 feet in the air showing the locations of people inside a building below.

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High-tech rescue: Drone saves missing man

SOMERSWORTH — Public safety officials used a drone and infrared imaging to rescue a missing man in the woods on a cold and rainy Sunday morning, using the technology to locate the man in 17 minutes after 7½ hours of unsuccessful traditional searching.

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Portsmouth police ramp up drone program

Police officials on Tuesday heard plans for a three-officer team to lead a drone program, run by the Portsmouth Police Department, but available to area communities. They also heard about plans to address privacy rights while using drones during emergencies and large-crowd events.

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