Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide to Offer sUAS Safety and Operational Familiarization Workshop at Drone World Expo

This one-day, hands-on course, to be offered as a pre-event workshop at Drone World Expo on Monday, November 14th at the San Jose Convention Center, introduces small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) commercial operators to topics and concepts essential for safe, legal, and responsible use of multirotor systems within the U.S. National Airspace System.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Drone World Expo 2016, in conjunction with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide, has launched an all new workshop - "Multirotor sUAS Safety and Operational Familiarization for the Commercial Operator." This one-day, hands-on course, to be offered as a pre-event workshop at Drone World Expo on Monday, November 14th at the San Jose Convention Center, introduces small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) commercial operators to topics and concepts essential for safe, legal, and responsible use of multirotor systems within the U.S. National Airspace System.


"With the release of Part 107, we are looking forward to helping entrepreneurs, businesses, and new entrants into this field better understand fundamental operational concepts and rules. Our sUAS multirotor familiarization workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about best practices in aviation, while also building and applying critical knowledge, skills, and abilities to help ensure safe and appropriate sUAS operations in the National Airspace System." said Dr. Brent Terwilliger, Program Chair of the Master of Unmanned Systems degree, UAS Discipline Chair, and full-time Assistant Professor of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide.

The workshop features an overview of sUAS designs, regulations including the just-released FAA Part 107 rule, community-based guidelines and safety practices, operational planning and risk management, and practice through interactive use of modeling and simulation tools and hands-on multirotor flying in the Drone World Expo demonstration area. Participants will gain exposure to essential aeronautical knowledge and experience with regulatory requirement compliance and application of best practices, as applicable to commercial and functional operations.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Embry-Riddle to offer this important course for commercial drone users to become familiar with sUAS safety and operations. Attendees will come away from this intensive workshop with a Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from this prestigious aeronautical university," said Joelle Coretti, Event Director, Drone World Expo. "Access to Drone World Expo's 2-day conference and exhibition is also included with the workshop registration."

Through the successful completion of this course, operators will better understand and practice the requirements for appropriate use, acquire and register a personal multirotor sUAS (an optional drone platform will be available for an additional fee, but not required for the course), and gain critical operational experience with an actual system.

The workshop will be offered on Monday, November 14th - the day before Drone World Expo 2016, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Registrations for both the course and Drone World Expo 2016 are open. Early Registration Price is $495 until September 15, 2016. Regular Registration Price is $595 through November 11, 2016. Visit this link to register for this workshop and Drone World Expo.

For additional information about the workshop, click here or contact Gary Burke at Gary.Burke@erau.edu or by phone (386) 226-7232.

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

In the next 10 years, use of both small and large UAS is expected to have explosive growth. Embry-Riddle Worldwide's College of Aeronautics is focused on providing students with the most relevant global innovations in UAS and personal involvement in this growing aerospace frontier. Embry-Riddle currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Systems Applications, an undergraduate minor in Unmanned Aerial Systems, a Master of Science in Unmanned Systems, a graduate UAS specialization, and professional sUAS education opportunities. Embry-Riddle was one of the first schools in the nation to offer a degree in UAS. In addition to degree programs in UAS, both the Prescott and Daytona Beach Campuses offer a Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science. For more information, visit http://www.erau.edu/.

About Drone World Expo

Drone World Expo, the defining event for the commercial applications of UAS technology, will take place November 15-16, 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. For general information, visit www.droneworldexpo.com. The event is produced by JD Events, dedicated to the creation of targeted and innovative industry-leading events that deliver results.

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