Northwestern Michigan College flies with the Penguin B

Along with its regular pilot training,North Western Michigan College, located in Traverse City Michigan, has begun offering training courses in Unmanned Aerial

Systems. The college has been training professional pilots for the past 40 years and is offering UAS courses as part of its Aviation Degree program.

Students learn on a variety of systems ranging from small electric powered aircraft equipped with the ArduPilot Mega autopilot available at DIY Drones to the Draganflyer X6 made by DraganFly Innovations. The most recent addition is the Penguin B produced by the UAV Factory. The Penguin B was a perfect choice for the college since it offers amazing performance and is easily tailored to a variety of missions.

The college is planning to use the Penguin B not only for UAS operator training, but for water study and agricultural research projects as well.

The Penguin B is being integrated with the Micropilot 2128l rc autopilot system.

For more info please see the Aviation Program at

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Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.