Drone Training Courses
If you are looking for the latest information on the best drone training courses and online drone courses, you’ve come to the right place. As a flying drone enthusiast, I look forward to the day when drones get approved for commercial use by the U.S. FAA.
When that happens, that is likely to open the floodgates, as far as drone pilots are concerned. Indeed, according to the drone report published by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International the legalization of commercial drones will create more than an economic impact worth $80 billion in revenue and job creation between 2015 and 2025. That is massive!
I have talked about the best drone job opportunities in [this article]. Do take a look and find out if there are any you like. To have a successful career as a drone pilot in large companies such as Amazon or in the government, you should do a B.S. in Aeronautics, with a Major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations. You will also need to have a lot of experience flying drones.
Keeping this in mind, here are the colleges that offer the best drone training courses. Some of them offer online drone courses as well.
- University of North Dakota(Grand Forks, ND)
The University of North Dakota has always been famous for its aviation programs. The university has over four decades of experience in providing aviation education. Now, the University of North Dakota has decided to put its unmatched experience of aviation to good use by offering a BS in Aeronautics with a Major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Operations. The University has access to over 13,000 square miles of airspace where students can perform test flights and other operations related to drones. However, only US citizens are allowed to apply for some of the higher level courses in unmanned aviation systems.
- Indiana State University(Terre Haute, IN)
Indiana State University has been around since 1865 and allows you to minor in UAS along with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aviation Flight Technology. You can do a B.S. in Aviation Management as well. You will require 27 credits to complete your minor. The university has elaborate plans of constructing a center for Unmanned Systems, which is terrific news, indeed.
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University(Daytona Beach, FL)
Embry-Riddle is famous in the United States as the college that sends more pilots into the U.S. Air Force than any other institution in the country. Today, Embry-Riddle offers the best post graduate education in drones in the country. You will not only learn to fly drones, but also to make them. Embry-Riddle offers a Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science, which you should consider joining, if you want to be a professional drone pilot in the future. The college also offers a Master of Science in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering. Embry-Riddle offers classes online as well as on campus at Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona.
- Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
Oklahoma State University allows you to Major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) while doing your Masters or PhD in Aerospace Engineering. You will need to have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering to be able to apply. Oklahoma has a dedicated UAS facility with a hanger to park the drones, a control room, 2 runways, and a flight area with 1 mile of wide open land. That is simply amazing.
- Kansas State University, Salina (Salina, KS)
Kansas State University has one of the best aviation programs in the United States. Kansas State produces more Master Certified Flight Instructors than any other university in the land. Now, Kansas State offers a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Kansas State has a massive fleet of unmanned aircrafts that you can fly and has a 12,000 foot runway. So as you can see, Kansas State is pretty serious about its drone training courses.
I wish you all the best, and remember that if you have any questions or comments you can post them in the comments section at the bottom of any blog post. It’s great to hear from you.
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