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UAS Training Programs Across the Globe

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This list of UAS Training Programs is not complete but we will continue to add to it as we discover new programs.  This page will cover UAS Universities, UAS Programs, and everything else you need to master the use of your drone as a hobbyist or commercial pilot.  If you are aware of other UAS Training Programs that we have not yet added please leave a comment and we will add it to the list below.

AUSTRALIA UAS TRAINING PROGRAMS

Australian Unmanned Systems Academy.  There website notes “The Australian Unmanned Systems Academy (AUSA) is the education and training organisation of V-TOL Aerospace. AUSA develops and runs RPAS courses, Conferences, Workshops and Specialist programs to meet the needs of the individual and organisation entering this exciting and emerging global industry”.

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Aviassist.  Aviassist was established in 2008 and specialises in conducting Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) training. Aviassist conducts RPAS training Australia wide with a focus on improving business safety and efficiency through identifying unmanned aircraft applications. Civil Aviation Safety Authority approved (CASA UOC 0117) their 5 day fixed wing and multi rotor courses, offering high translation of professional knowledge ensuring graduates are best equipped for commercial RPAS operations. Their focus is to get you operational as soon as possible and they provide assistance throughout the CASA certification process and continued support for life.

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Flightcontroller. Flightcontroller offers courses approved by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority to receive your Remote Pilot and/or Operator certificates.  On their site they note that they have “trained members of Yamaha’s (R-Max) Sky Division, the Australian Federal Police, photographers from Getty Images, Heliguy, Groundcontrol, videographers from Channels 7, 9, and 10, and many more through our association with our sister company, Helitheory Australia”.

RPAS Training & Solutions.  Providing UAV/Drone/RPA Training for CASA RPC or UAV Controller Certificates to both companies and individuals.

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UPG Flight School.  Their website claims they are making it “quicker for UAV owners to gain their Remote Piloted Aerial System (RPAS) certification by offering the first one week training course on the market.

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V-TOL Aerospace.  When students complete their basic course they qualify with their fixed wing and multi-rotor license “basic” for day VMC VLOS operations. V-TOL is also developing more advanced courses with CASA to go to night and BVLOS operations in the near future.

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CANADA UAS TRAINING PROGRAMS

Canadian Center for Unmanned Vehicle Systems.  The Center offers a 1.5 day condensed UAS ground school course to both civil and commercial operators.

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UKKO.  A division of Ag Business & Crop Inc it provides, among other things, a 2 day training.  The course covers legal and safety issues as well as providing hands-on flying time.

MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

EuroUSC. EuroUSC provides courses on the Basic National UAS Certificate (BNUC™) across multiple countries including:  Portugal, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

UNITED KINGDOM UAS TRAINING PROGRAMS

Phoenix UAV Centre.  Phoenix provides training to meet the Basic National UAS Certificate and have introductory and refresher courses for those that are just getting started and those that already have experience.

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Rheinmetall’s Unmanned Systems Training Academy (RUSTA).  Per the RUSTA website, “RUSTA is a CAA approved National Qualified Entity for Small Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS). Whether you or your company’s operators need specific flying training, or training in order to obtain a Permission For Aerial Work (PFAW) from the CAA, RUSTA’s courses will ensure you get the best service to keep you and your customers safe.”

UNITED STATES UAS TRAINING PROGRAMS

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Embry-Riddle offers both undergraduate and graduate level programs in Unmanned Aircraft System Science.  They have both operator and pilot tracks and note that “You’ll study the spectrum of the field including hazardous operations, government regulations, surveillance, data collection, and even the engineering aspects of UAS”.

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Indiana State University.  The University offers a Minor in Unmanned Systems.   The University notes that “students learn about the significant regulations impacting the unmanned systems operations and the differences with manned systems. Paramount to all aviation operations, safety assessment, functional requirements, system integration, and sensitivity analysis are explored. Students demonstrate proficiency in unmanned systems programming, preflight, flight operations, post flight inspection, and mission analysis and debriefing”.

Insitu.  Insitu is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company and offers training for UAS operators and instructors.

Juniper Unmanned. Per their web site “Making sure your personnel are adequately trained and that they have the right information can be a major challenge. Our team has authored extensive curricula and training materials and led thousands of hours of personal training, coaching, and advising.”

Just1 UAV.  Just1 UAV notes on their web site: “The pilot training programs offered by Just 1 UAV consists of four main phases. Phase 1, 2 and 3 are conducted at home and phase 4 is conducted at one of the Just 1 UAV Flight Training sites in the Phoenix, AZ or Las Vegas, NV area.”

Kansas State University, Salina.    The school offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Unmanned Aerial systems and was “was among the first institutions in the U.S. to allow students to participate in actual missions. For Department of Defense related projects, the program also has access to restricted airspace at the Smoky Hill Weapons Range and has authorization to fly unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System”.

Micro Drone Vision.  With years of aviation experience MDV has launched their UAS Training Program in Florida.

University of Nevada, Reno.  The University launched a Minor in Unmanned Autonomous Systems in January of 2014.    The University notes that “the objective of the interdisciplinary minor in UAS is to provide students with skills and experiences that will help them better apply the knowledge gained in their majors to specialized problems in the field of UAS”.

North Dakota: John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences – Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.  The program notes that it will “provide a conduit between private industry and UAS researchers, promoting commercialization of new UAS-related products and services while bringing new UAS-related business ventures to North Dakota”.

Oklahoma State University.  The University offers MS and PhD options for a focus on Unmanned Systems, providing “students with hands-on analysis, design, construction, and flight testing of UAS platforms.”.

Sinclair Community College.  Sinclair has a UAS Training Program, it notes that the programs “focuses on practical real-world applications of current and emerging non-military UAS vehicle and sensor technologies using classroom instruction, leading-edge simulation and hands-on vehicle operations”.

Unmanned Vehicle University.  The University offers Masters and Doctoral programs in addition to drone pilot training and certificate programs.

Unmanned Experts Inc.  Located in Denver, Colorado, they provide extensive training programs including online, ground and flight schools.

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