Consortiq goes back to school as it rolls out drone pilot course


Bespoke unmanned vehicles specialist Consortiq has secured a deal with a higher learning facility to introduce an unmanned aerial vehicle piloting course.

Consortiq LLC, which has operations in the UK, USA, and the UAE, has partnered with Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) in America to deliver drone pilot training course.

The course, which will be taught online, will teach students about how to deploy drones safely in a commercial environment and the capabilities of drones.

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In addition, students will learn to use CQNet, Consortiq’s award-winning, drone fleet management software that allows users 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.

The partnership comes in response to the increasing implementations of UAV technology across different industries, due to systems becoming more affordable and the prediction that the economic impact of the industry could result in the creation of 103,000 jobs, according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

As part of the course, Consortiq will be offering the Part 107 exam, in adherence with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) requirements.

Miriam Hinthorn, US operations manager at Consortiq, said: “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.”
Consortiq will be teaching the online course with FAA Part 107 exam preparation at AACC, which starts February 1 and runs through March 15.

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