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New Unmanned Aerial Systems course helps students earn FAA certification

TROY instructor Al Allenback is teaching a new class, Remote Pilot Familiarization, as part of the new UAS minor.

TROY instructor Al Allenback is teaching a new class, Remote Pilot Familiarization, as part of the new UAS minor.

A new course in drone operation is already paying dividends for Troy University students.

The Unmanned Aerial Systems minor offered by the Geospatial Informatics Department just completed its first-ever on-campus class, and one of its students has earned her FAA Remote Pilot Certification.

The course, Remote Pilot Familiarization, gives students the practical airmanship knowledge to…

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TROY’s UAS courses prepare students to manage drone operations

An image of Troy University's campus in Troy demonstrates the capabilities of an unmanned aerial system.

An image of Troy University's campus in Troy demonstrates the capabilities of an unmanned aerial system.

With the implementation this week of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 rules governing drone usage in the country, many commercial operators now have a clear path forward in the use of unmanned aerial systems.

“These vehicles are in use everywhere,” said Troy University adjunct professor Al Allenback, a retired Air Force colonel and fighter…

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