University Of Maine To Offer sUAV Course

UMA To Offer Maine’s First Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) Course In University Setting







” Is Maine poised to become the training hub for an ever expanding $82 billion industry with business, first responder, and military applications?

  It will when plans unfolding at the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) take shape. The first step is already in place.

  President James F. Conneely and officials in the Aviation program have announced that in October, UMA will be the first institution of higher learning in Maine to offer an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or “drone” course. Scheduled to begin on October 27 at the Augusta campus, the 7 week intensive UAV course will offer a path for individuals to seek an FAA remote pilot’s license. Registration information is available online at or call 1-877-UMA-1234.

  The non-credit course will serve both licensed pilots and non-pilots alike, with enrollment open to the general public. Planning is underway for the UMA Aviation program to offer a comprehensive series of UAV courses, preparing graduates to successfully sit for the FAA exams required to work as a professional UAV pilot. Starting salaries for pilots holding commercial FAA licenses and this remote pilot certificate can exceed $100K-a-year.”



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