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Consortiq Teams with US College to Offer Drone Pilot Course
01.17.18

Consortiq Teams with US College to Offer Drone Pilot Course

Consortiq Teams with US College to Offer Drone Pilot Course

Many employers are seeking recent graduates who know how to operate drones and have achieved the necessary certification to fly drones commercially.

As cutting-edge innovators in drone and unmanned technology, Consortiq makes it safer and easier for organizations to put drones in the sky. Consortiq transforms businesses through unmanned aircraft system (UAS) software, training, consultancy, and hardware.

Consortiq LLC has partnered with Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) to deliver Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) training starting February 1st. UAVs, commonly referred to as drones, are being implemented in many businesses to save money, diminish risk, and increase productivity.

According to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the economic impact of this industry could result in the creation of 103,000 jobs, which would pay a minimum of $40,000 for manufacturers, even more for engineers and operators.

However, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires commercial drone pilots to pass the Part 107 exam demonstrating adherence to the flight rules.

Consortiq has trained over 800 pilots to not only pass certification exams, but also flight assessments where students demonstrate the ability to safely fly the drone, in addition to passing a written test.

Consortiq will be teaching the online course, FAA Part 107 Exam Preparation at AACC, which starts February 1st and runs through March 15th.

Miriam Hinthorn, US Operations Manager at Consortiq, states, “So whether students are interested in delivering supplies via drone, filming for the movie industry, working on aerial inspections of pipelines or cell phone towers, or using drones for emergency and search and rescue missions, the Part 107 is required. AACC’s online course provides a great platform to launch students into the profession or to further degree programs.”

During the course, students learn the capabilities and industry applications for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), and prepare for the FAA Part 107 Certification exam, while pursuing the necessary knowledge to operate drones safely in commercial environments. Learn mechanical principles of flight and performance, drone components and maintenance; examine regulations, certifications and the human factors influencing drone flight.

In addition, students will learn to use CQNet, Consortiq’s award winning, drone fleet management software. CQNet allows students to plan, record and maintain their drone mission, to keep maintenance and checklists in one spot, and check weather, flight restrictions and current airspace details in their flights.

Registration is now open on AACC's website.

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