Sponsored by Embry-Riddle —
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus, in partnership with Drone World Expo 2016, will offer an all-new, pre-event workshop – Multirotor sUAS Safety and Operational Familiarization for the Commercial Operator – at Drone World Expo 2016 on Monday, Nov. 14 at the San Jose, Calif., Convention Center.
The workshop introduces commercial operators of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) to topics and concepts essential for safe, legal and responsible use of multirotor systems within the U.S. National Airspace System. The first 10 professionals to register using VIP code ERAU20 will save 20 percent on workshop registration.
“With the recent release of the FAA’s Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule (Part 107), we are looking forward to helping entrepreneurs, businesses and new entrants into this field better understand fundamental operational concepts and rules,” said Dr. Brent Terwilliger, Program Chair of the Master of Unmanned Systems degree, UAS Discipline Chair and Assistant Professor of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle. “Our sUAS multirotor familiarization workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about best practices in aviation, while building and applying critical knowledge, skills and abilities to help ensure safe and appropriate sUAS operations in the National Airspace System.”
The one-day workshop features an overview of sUAS designs, regulations including the just released Part 107 rule, community-based guidelines and safety practices, operational planning and risk management, and multirotor operational exhibition and practice through interactive use of modeling and simulation tools. Participants will get practical hands-on multirotor experience flying in the Drone World Expo demonstration area. An optional drone platform will be available for an additional fee, but is not required for the course.
“We are thrilled to partner with Embry-Riddle to offer this important course for commercial drone users to become familiar with sUAS safety and operations,” said Joelle Coretti, Event Director of Drone World Expo 2016. “Attendees will come away from this intensive workshop with a Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from this prestigious aeronautical university. Access to Drone World Expo’s two-day conference and exhibition is also included with the workshop registration.”
The workshop will be offered on Monday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., one day before the start of Drone World Expo 2016 on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Registration is open now for both the sUAS course and Drone World Expo 2016. The regular registration price is $595 through Nov. 11. Go online to Multirotor sUAS Safety and Operational Familiarization for the Commercial Operator workshop to register for this workshop and Drone World Expo 2016. The first 10 professionals to register using VIP code ERAU20 will save 20 percent on workshop registration.
For additional information on the sUAS workshop, contact Gary Burke, Director of the Office of Professional Education at Embry-Riddle Worldwide, at Gary.Burke@erau.edu or (386) 226-7232.
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide UAS Program
In the next 10 years, use of both small and large UAS is expected to have explosive growth. Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s College of Aeronautics is focused on providing students with the most relevant global innovations in UAS and personal involvement in this growing aerospace frontier. Worldwide currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Systems Applications, an undergraduate minor in Unmanned Aerial Systems, a Master of Science in Unmanned Systems, a graduate UAS specialization, and professional sUAS education opportunities. Embry-Riddle was one of the first schools in the nation to offer a degree in UAS.
Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s faculty and the courses they teach bring UAS expertise directly into the classroom. Students actively explore new uses and control interface improvements and operational enhancements to ensure an understanding of the technology, while applying best safety practices. Graduates will enter an industry expected to create over 100,000 jobs and have an $80 billion-plus economic impact on the U.S. economy in the next 10 years, once UAS is integrated into the national airspace. For more information, visit: