Offered in partnership with the NH Department of Transportation, this program is your introduction to the drone or unmanned aircraft system (UAS) industry. Familiarize yourself with UAS equipment, training and flight requirements. You’ll learn more about different UAS-related careers, emerging UAS trends and discipline-specific applications of UAS technology in areas such as engineering, real estate, emergency response, photography, GIS and agriculture. This program is especially focused on those who would like to create their own UAS business or in-house program. Drawing on recent case studies, our instructors and guest speakers will focus on operational laws, airspace, insurance, equipment, system operation, flight roles, role coordination and many other topics.
This certificate offers hands-on flight instruction after the student safely manages his/her take-off perimeter and successfully completes pre-flight checklist requirements. While flight instruction is a key area of focus, this program is not a Part 107 preparation class.
Students do not need to bring their own UAS to this course. Several different UAS platforms will be made available to students for hands-on exercises. Please note that this course caps at 21 to allow for a low flight assistant to student ratio.