FAQ's

Will I receive a quadcopter when I enroll in the course?
You will have access to a quadcopter to use during the training classes, however, you will not have one to take home. There are varying styles of unmanned aerial vehicles and rather than provide a takeaway model that might not be the best fit for your planned use the course will provide hands-on training with in-class quadcopters and the faculty will provide recommendations of models available for purchase based on your specific need/use (i.e. photography, delivery, surveillance, etc.).

What model quadcopter will be used for the training?

The Blade® 350 QX3A a will be used.

Who will facilitate the training?
The course will be lead by a team of instructors. View their biographies to learn more about each instructor.

How many hours is the course and does it include in-flight training?

The course is 18 contact hours of which the final class session, three-hours, will be dedicated to in-flight training.

What flight systems will be covered during the course?

The course will focus on the most common type of drone, quadcopters. However, the training will also touch on hex and octo copters, single rotor copters and fixed wing craft. Additionally, the class will cover various kinds of transmitters, receivers, camera systems, and FPV.

Where will the flight portion of the class take place?
The flight training location will vary based on semester and maybe outdoors or in an indoor gymnasium. Check the current scheduled offering for location details.

What are some of the commercial business uses for drones?
There are business applications for drones in various industries some of which include: agriculture, real estate, insurance, news and public service. Primary uses for drones include: photography, delivery and video surveillance.