With the explosive growth and popularity of drones, one outspoken expert is encouraging enthusiasts to stop flying without proper training. That's why DroneU has recently launched a complete educational system and site built and tested by experienced pilots to deter fly aways and reckless behavior, as well as provide a community for continuous education.
Albuquerque, NM February 11, 2015
With the explosive growth and popularity in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market, one outspoken drone expert is encouraging enthusiasts to stop flying their drones without proper training.
Paul Aitken, Chief Pilot and CTO of Drone U, says, "All the chatter is about the FAA and what they are going to do to further regulate UAVs. But that's not the issue because regulations already exist. Instead, drone enthusiasts need to get adequately trained by experienced pilots, and join a community of like-minded enthusiasts to continually sharpen their skills."
This is the idea behind the recent launch of Drone U. "There are too many places training on theory, forsaking practical experience by actual drone experts," Aitken says. "Plus, their students complete the course and have no community to fall back on to increase their knowledge. I know, I was just like them a couple of years ago."
That's why Aitken co-founded Drone U, to provide a vast array of the most important and impactful skills, techniques and knowledge in the UAV market for enthusiasts who wish to become better pilots, and even turn their passion into profit.
Aitken says, "We take a logical, experiential, no nonsense approach to training and educating our community so they don't have to worry about the FAA because they know the regulations, practice safe flight techniques that avoid things like the fly away that recently occurred at the White House, and help one another in a private community setting. It's the best of both worlds."
Drone U's community site can be viewed at http://thedroneu.com.
Interview requests should be sent to Tim Ray at support(at)thedroneu(dot)com.