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About the UHCL Drone Academy

The UHCL Drone Academy at Pearland provides professional drone training for individuals who seek to gain commercial drone skills necessary for FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certification and to meet the current industry demands for commercial pilots. Customized drone training is provided at a professional level for enhancing current job opportunities with state of the art equipment and software for today's industry applications. Frequently Asked Questions


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Email: droneacademy@uhcl.edu


Soar to New Heights with Drones

 10,000 New Jobs
expected to be created in the U.S. by 2025

 183%
increase in company hiring intent for drone pilots

 $800
average daily rate

Explore Our In-Person Courses

August 5-7,
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Basic sUAS Flight Training and 107 Pilot Test Prep Course: This 3-day extensive training course is designed to provide both on-site in classroom instruction; Drones 101, Drone Software applications and updates with  hands on field flight training experience using DJI drones.

Cost: $1,500

Register for the July 15-17 Basic sUAS Flight Training and 107 Pilot Test Prep CourseLearn More about the July 15-17 Basic sUAS Flight Training and 107 Pilot Test Prep Course

Aerial Mapping and Modeling

Coming soon

Elevate your career in aerial mapping and modeling. Develop the skills you need to effectively gather, analyze and export mapping data.

Prerequisite: Basic Drone Operator Training or  current 107 Pilot license

Learn More about the July 29-30 Aerial Mapping and Modeling Workshop

Public Safety and Emergency Response

Coming soon

Learn from our specialized team of instructors, comprised of manned pilots and drone business owners. Our classes are engaging, dynamic, and extremely informative. Curriculum is vetted and certified by AUVSI, the leading UAS industry association, to ensure professional quality.

Prerequisite: Basic Drone Operator Training or current 107 Pilot license

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Aerial Inspection

Coming soon

Elevate your career in aerial roof and structural inspections. Develop the skills you need to fly, gather, and analyze roof inspection data.

Prerequisite: Basic Drone Operator Training or current 107 Pilot license

Learn More about the August 5-6 Aerial Inspection Workshop

 

Why Choose the UHCL Drone Academy?

  • Our academy is offered in partnership with DartDrones - one of the nation’s leaders in drone training.
  • Learn from expert instructors comprised of 16 years of experience spanning aviation, US army Veteran sUAS operations.
  • Our advanced training courses help you succeed in mapping, inspections, disaster response, aerial photography, night operations, search and rescue, and more.
  • Our curriculum is vetted and certified by AUVSI, the leading UAS industry association, to ensure professional quality.

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