New basic and advanced drone courses lift off!

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Students at The Ohio State University now have the opportunity to learn how to be a drone pilot and also gain advanced applied skills and related business knowledge. Aviation 2400 and 2401, focused on uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS), are now open for enrollment in spring 2023.

Through a partnership with the Unmanned Safety Institute – recognized and respected as an independent source for verified UAS pilot knowledge, experience and proficiency – students will have access to the organization’s online curriculum throughout the two-course series.

Aviation 2400 Fundamentals in Unmanned Aircraft Systems introduces students to drone basics and career paths. Highlights include complementary business skills that can assist students in putting their UAS pilot skills to work. At the conclusion of the course, students will be prepared to take the Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 pilot certification and Unmanned Safety Institute Level One exams.

Aviation 2401 UAS Ground and Flight Operations expands on Aviation 2400 to build students’ knowledge in advanced applied skills, including commercial flying, mission planning, flight operations and considerations for site-specific safety. Preparation is included in the course for Unmanned Safety Institute’s Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) Ground and Flight exams.

Registration is open to all Ohio State students, and each course will be offered spring and autumn semesters. Visit for registration information and click here for curriculum details.

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