Date(s): Sunday, March 6 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Professional Education Course (PEC)
 Operator, UAS
Instructor: Scott Burgess, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Price by Jan. 14: $445 Member | $655 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 14: $575 Member | $840 Nonmember

This course examines the role of an organization’s leadership in the decision-making process for the integration of uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) operations. Topics include recognizing the value of UAS operations from a business perspective, applying UAS technology to enhance an organization’s capabilities, eliciting buy-in from employees, and creating a culture of acceptance.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • The value of UAS operations in a rotorcraft organization
  • Trends and forecasts for the UAS sector and its impact on the rotorcraft industry
  • UAS applications and capabilities
  • Organizational culture and the integration of UAS operations.

Instructor Bio

Scott Burgess has more than 30 years of aviation experience in military and civil aviation and is qualified on seven military and civilian helicopters. He began his career at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in 1999. Scott has a master’s degree in aeronautical science from ERAU and a doctorate from Northcentral University. He is program chair of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics in the Worldwide Campus Department of Aeronautics Undergraduate Studies at ERAU.

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