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[…]
The nation’s first FAA certified flight school for drones will be right here in Alabama. Starting next month, Auburn University will offer an unmanned aircraft systems flight school. Drones are growing in popularity. “We’re talking about tens of billions of dollars in the next few years this industry is gonna grow into,” said Bill Hutto the[…]
Alabama legislators have appropriated $1.5 million in the state’s Education Trust Fund for the Auburn University Aviation Center and its programs in emerging unmanned aircraft systems. “Auburn is the first in the country and the only entity so far that’s been approved by the FAA to do this program. That’s a pretty big deal,” Alabama[…]
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 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[…]
The Auburn University Regional Airport welcomed roughly 100 middle and high school students from three university summer camps onto the tarmac Thursday for an up-close look at a CRJ200 regional jet. Unfazed by the late-spring heat, students surveyed everything from the exterior of the plane — operated by ExpressJet Airlines — to its cabin and[…]