Auburn University’s FAA-approved flight school for drones to launch in July

Auburn University’s FAA-authorized Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School is expected to be ready for lift-off next month, according to Alabama Newscenter. Bill Hutto, director of the Auburn University Aviation Center, said the flight school for drones will begin offering classes to the public in July, according to the report. In April, the university announced the FAA’s[…]

Auburn University Hosts First Aviation Camp

Auburn University hosted its first aviation camp for rising 9th through 12th grade students June 7-12 to give them hands-on experience while exploring the different careers in aviation, attending lectures with guest speakers, going on field trips and participating in simulator, aircraft and flight line activities. CLICK HERE for more information.

Auburn launches nation’s first FAA-approved unmanned aircraft flight school

Auburn University is positioned to become a key training center for commercial operators of unmanned aircraft as it launches the nation’s first FAA-authorized flight school for those piloting the aerial systems. Auburn’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School represents the latest chapter in the university’s longstanding involvement in aviation, and the program is getting started at[…]

Auburn University to Host Jet Tour for Students

More than 100 middle and high school students will tour an ExpressJet commercial airliner during the Auburn Aviation Camp. The students will tour a commercial airliner flown in by ExpressJet. These include 23 ninth to twelfth graders enrolled in the Auburn Aviation Camp, 60 sixth and seventh graders from Auburn Outreach’s Black Belt Legacy Camp[…]

Auburn University receives nation’s first FAA authorization to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School

AUBURN UNIVERSITY — Auburn University has received the nation’s first FAA approval to operate a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School as part of the Auburn University Aviation Center. “This is an honor for Auburn University,” said Bill Hutto, director of the Auburn University Aviation Center. “We will conduct commercial flight training for operators of[…]