Learn How To Fly a Drone at a Three-Day Seminar in Las Vegas Hosted By Unmanned Vehicle University

Unmanned Vehicle University, the world’s first university to offer graduate degrees in Unmanned Systems Engineering, is landing in Las Vegas, Nevada, to host a comprehensive three-day “UAV Fundamentals” seminar that explores everything there is to know about safely operating a drone. The event, which will provide an extensive overview of the technologies, uses and applications for unmanned aerial vehicles, will be taught by Lt .Col. (Ret) Fred Bivetto on September 11th-13th at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino at 3700 W Flamingo Road. Register for the event here.

“This three-day seminar is designed to provide participants with a complete overview of how UAV systems and technologies operate and how they will have a hand in transforming various commercial markets in the future,” Unmanned Vehicle University Provost John Minor said today. “This seminar is helpful for anyone looking to enhance their skills in their current industry, and for anyone interested in becoming a professional drone pilot in the future.”

In three days, participants will learn about the various technologies, functionalities and uses ofunmanned aerial vehicles.

  • 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, Human Machine Interface,UAV Weaponization, UAV Autonomous Control, UAV Swarming, and Future UAV Designs & Roles.

On day 3 of the seminar, students will be given the opportunity to practice drone pilot and operation training at a local field for the second half of the day. Each participant will be able to fly an aircraft and learn basic maneuvers such as take off, hovering, directional flight and landing under the supervision of a UVU instructor.

“This seminar provides the most comprehensive technical short course training that any prospective UAV owner/operator could possibly take,” Minor said. “Unmanned aerial vehicleeducation is an essential step to prepare for the drone revolution that’s already beginning to take form.”

According to the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of the unmanned systems and robotics communities, the rapid adoption of drones in a wide variety of commercial markets is going to create more than 100,000 jobs and $82-billion in economic impact over the next ten years. “Our goal is to prepare the UAV pilots of the future so that they can capitalize on the many opportunities that drones offer,” Minor added.

Lt .Col. (Ret) Fred Bivetto joined Unmanned Vehicle University straight from the USAF Test Pilot School (TPS), where he served the Director of Curriculum Standards and Chief Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Test Pilot with responsibility for the development and maintenance of a $37M, 1200 hour, Master of Science-accredited flight test curricula. With 22 years of engineering, aviation and project management experience, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters Degree in National Security, and is a graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School. 

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 universitydegree 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 email jroetzer@uxvuniverstiy.com to claim your coupon code for online ordering.