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

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: David Thirtyacre, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Price by Jan. 14: $445 Member | $655 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 14: $575 Member | $840 Nonmember

This course is designed to familiarize participants with new applications and emerging technologies in uncrewed aircraft systems (UASs) and uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their economic, operational, and safety-related impact. In addition to the basics of UASs and UAVs and their history, topics will include UAS and UAV categories and platforms, operations and regulations, safety in the operating environment, and teaming between crewed and uncrewed systems.

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

  • The uses and applications of uncrewed aerial systems and vehicles and how they impact the rotorcraft industry from an economic and safety perspective
  • The current regulatory environment within the UAS/UAV industry
  • The effects of the UAS/UAV operational environment on rotorcraft operations
  • Present and future collaborative teaming between crewed and uncrewed rotorcraft and other UAVs.

Instructor Bio

David Thirtyacre has been an instructor with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) for 10 years and is an assistant professor in the College of Aeronautics. He leads the ERAU Worldwide Department of Flight and currently teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels in aerodynamics, aircraft performance, unmanned systems, airborne robotics, and aviation and aerospace simulation systems.

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