Category: Training

North Shields firm launches region’s first drone pilot training school

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BY ROBERT GIBSON A North Shields company has launched the region’s first drone pilot training school – and is already expanding the service to other parts of the country. Heliguy – which sells radio-controlled drones, repairs aircraft and custom builds specialist multi-rotors for commercial operators – has been awarded National Qualified Entity (NQE) Status by…

University of Missouri to require Unmanned Safety Institute Training as Prerequisite for Drone Students

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Columbia, Missouri- Today, the University of Missouri’s Journalism and Agriculture schools announced that they will require the Unmanned Safety Institute’s (USI) online safety awareness training as a prerequisite for students enrolled in the schools jointly run drone courses.  The effort is part of USI’s Ambassador program, of which the University of Missouri is a member,…

Drone Ed Conference

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Sean Anderson Last Saturday CalPoly Pomona hosted there first-ever North American Drone Educator’s Conference.  Folks from across California (and a few from further afield) gathered on a warm Saturday afternoon at the Kellogg Conference Center in Pomona, California to discuss a myriad of aspects of teaching students to create, use, and become otherwise professional members of…

Surrey and Sussex Police: Ready for Take Off

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Thirty eight Police Officers from Surrey and Sussex Police Forces have successfully completed their Remote Pilot Certificate Advanced (RPCA) training with UK drone training provider Rheinmetall Unmanned Systems Training Academy (RUSTA). The RPCA training course, which was specifically designed for the Emergency Services, involved the officers completing three days of classroom theory and three days…

The gift of flight: Kansas State Polytechnic offers hobbyists UAS flight safety instruction as holiday drone sales expected to rise

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SALINA — As the estimated number of unmanned aircraft systems owners is expected to dramatically grow this holiday season, the UAS program at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is offering a half-day course specifically for hobbyists to ensure proper use and safety. Kansas State Polytechnic’s inaugural UAS Multirotor Hobby course will be Saturday, Jan. 23,…

TMCC Drone Technology Laboratory Expands

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Newly opened laboratories, classroom and equipment—including a 3-D router—are highlighted features of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Technician (UAS) training program entering its second year of classes at Truckee Meadows Community College. TMCC offers an Unmanned Aerial Systems Technicians training program – the first in Nevada. UAS classes and labs are located at the Applied Technology Center…

South Africa Cranfield Aviation Training concludes first RPAS course

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Johannesburg, South Africa based Cranfield Aviation Training today concluded their first SACAA Accredited RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) Ground School Training course. Rick Bosman of Cranfield Aviation Training noted: We had 5 delegates attend the first course which was scheduled as soon as we received our CAA accreditation due to the many enquiries from our…

Resource Group win ‘Best Training Company’ at UK Drone Show 2015

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Resource Group is proud to announce that their Unmanned Aviation Services division has been awarded the UK Drone Show’s ‘Best Training Company’ award. “Over the past 12 months we have developed and adapted our already very successful training offering by introducing new courses, such as Introductory Flight Training an an Aerial Imagery course. Since being recognised and awarded…

UAV-Air and Rigg-Access Announce Joint Venture To Provide Bespoke Drone Training Solutions to IRM Industry

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UAV-Air, a leading provider of drone training solutions, has announced an exciting new joint venture with Rigg-Access, in which training solutions will be provided to the survey industry. UAV-Air is a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Nationally Qualified Entity (NQE), while Rigg-Access is the world’s number one website for Industrial Rope Access within the Inspection, Repair…

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide to offer free online UAS course for new users

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Key concepts related to unmanned aerospace systems (UAS) / recreational drones will be covered during a free online course being offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide in January. The massive open online course (MOOC), “Unmanned Aerospace Systems (UAS) – Key Concepts for New Users,” runs from Jan. 11 to 24. Registration opens Dec. 8.…