Drones Land in Toronto For a Three-Day UAV Fundamentals Seminar Hosted By Unmanned Vehicle University

In order to prepare Canadians for the “drone revolution” that’s sweeping the globe, Unmanned Vehicle University (UVU), the world’s first university to offer graduate degrees in Unmanned Systems Engineering, is touching down in Toronto to host a three-day “UAV Fundamentals” seminar that explores the many technologies, uses and applications for drones. The event, hosted by Paul Dragos, Dean of the School of Flight Training at UVU, will take place at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Center from September 19 through 21. Registration for the event is now open here.

“Our three-day ‘UAV Fundamentals’ seminar is extremely comprehensive and offers interested parties unprecedented insight into the potential of drones,” Unmanned Vehicle University Provost John Minor said today. “This seminar is helpful for anyone who wants to learn about the new wave of opportunities that drones are presenting.”

In three days, participants will learn about specific drone technologies in conjunction with the endless opportunities that they present the commercial industry.    

  • Day 1 courses include: Welcome and Introductions, Definitions & Concepts, UAV Commercial Applications & Economic Impact, How to Start a UAV Business, UAV Military Operations, UAV Sensors & Characteristics, and Alternative Propulsion System Design Considerations.
  • Day 2 courses include: Communications & Data Links, UAS Conceptual Design, Improving UAV Reliability, Regulation and DoD Operations, UAV Alternative Navigation, Human Machine Interface, UAV Autonomous Control, and Future of UAVs.
  • Day 3 courses include: UAV Alternative Navigation, UAV Weaponization, UAV Autonomous Control,  and Future UAV Designs & Roles. 

“This ‘UAV Fundamentals’ seminar introduces you to an industry that is predicted to create 70,000 high paying careers over the next several years at salaries ranging from $90,000 to more than $200,000,” Minor emphasized. “Our goal as a University is to prepare the UAV pilots of the future so that they can capitalize on the revolution that’s already very much underway.”

Paul Dragos attended the University of California, San Diego and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunications. Throughout his distinguished career, Dragos has amassed over 2,500 flight hours in a variety of military aircrafts, including jets and helicopters. In the process of doing so, he has earned several decorations, including the Navy Achievement Medal, the Armed-Forces Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Medal, and several service ribbons. After leaving the military, Dragos continued his civilian career in the telecommunications and aviation industries. Dragos currently has a Private Pilot’s License with a commercial rating.

 For $1,499, participants will receive a comprehensive introduction to one of the fastest growing career opportunities in the world. The seminar also counts as four credits towards a university degree program. For more information on registration, visit http://www.uxvuniversity.com/. Any active duty member of the United States Armed Forces will automatically receive a $100 discount off the $1,499 seminar fee.  Please call 602-759-7372 or emailjroetzer@uxvuniverstiy.com to claim your coupon code for online ordering.