UNLV to Launch Drone Pilot Certificate Program through Postgraduate Work this Spring

A brand-new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Certificate Program launches this spring at UNLV Continuing Education

The 40-hour training course covers operation, policy, safety, and numerous applications within the UAS industry. Those who complete the program will be eligible to become Federal Air travel Administration (FAA)-accredited commercial drone pilots, placing them at the forefront of Nevada’s growing UAS market. The first session is set up over 2 weekends, February 22-24 and March 1-3, 2019.

Need is proliferating for licensed operators in both the industrial and public sectors, consisting of search and rescue, building and construction, agriculture, photography and 3-D mapping, environmental monitoring, and more. According to FAA forecasts, the fleet of available business drones could grow from 110,000 to more than 450,000 by 2022, increasing the need for certified pilots.

While hobbyists are allowed to operate authorized UAS as long as they comply with rules for design airplane, anybody piloting a UAS for business functions should hold a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA.

With UNLV’s brand-new certificate, participants will not only develop strong technical understanding of UAS operation through classroom and online guideline, they’ll likewise acquire experience through hands-on, interactive flight direction. Students are presented to UAS system style, flight approaches, and local and federal regulations.

This course satisfies the requirements of ASTM F3266 – 18, Requirement Guide for Training for Remote Pilot in Command of Unmanned Airplane Systems (UAS) Recommendation, and the Association for Unmanned Lorry Systems International (AUVSI) Trusted Operator Program Levels 1 and 2.

The certificate program is open to anybody thinking about this rapidly growing field of air travel and is currently open for registration. Registration is $1,899.00. Learn more by calling UNLV Continuing Education at [email protected]!.?.! or 702-895-5099. About UNLV Postgraduate Work
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