ERAU Tapped to Provide Bureau of Narcotics UAV Training | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-05.20.24

Airborne-NextGen-05.21.24

Airborne-Unlimited-05.22.24 Airborne-FlightTraining-05.23.24

Airborne-Unlimited-05.24.24

Fri, Sep 08, 2023

ERAU Tapped to Provide Bureau of Narcotics UAV Training

School Finds Itself the Go-To for Turnkey sUAS Solutions

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been chosen to handle all needed curriculum and online training for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

Under the contract, the Office of Aviation (or Air Wing, colloquially) opted to lean on ERAU as the best choice for a one-stop solution to develop an appropriate framework for training its future UAV operators. The change follows a small bonanza of sorts in the uncrewed aircraft training scene, as the equipment gains capability at a pace just a bit quicker than regulators can keep up. In a time of increasing BVLOS applications and increasingly sophisticated long-range networking, government bodies will probably opt for the same choice in the future: It's easier to let the experts devise training that meets the standards and produces capable students.

“The government has training standards and robust administrative policies and procedures already in place globally for everything that is crewed but nothing that is uncrewed,” said Dr. Scott Burgess, associate professor of Aviation and principal investigator on the project.

Embry-Riddle will "lend its expertise in designing and administering a standardized training program that could potentially be used by government employees, law enforcement entities and civil aviation authorities all over the world", providing standardized, consistent training for future drone pilots. of the Bureau.

“Their intent is to standardize sUAS training, certification and standardization globally,” Burgess added. “Our job is to offer our existing sUAS professional education, thus enabling their crews to perform to a set standard, as well as assist in setting conditions that provide a level of knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to or surpassing established international sUAS crew standards.”

ERAU was happy to talk about its "custom courseware" under the contract, but aside from the usual PR platitudes, it's not quite apparent how much of the course will be reskinned content from other products in the school's portfolio. Given the somewhat specialized mission of the Bureau of Narcotics' Air Wing, it stands to reason there will be some fresh content tailored to their work. Graduates will hold standard "industry certification in sUAS ' when all's said and done, always a nice boon for those in Uncle Sam's employ.

“The Worldwide Campus Department of Flight has worked aggressively over the past six years to raise the bar for UAS operational integration, training and standardization into various commercial and governmental disciplines, and the federal government came to us for a reason,” Burgess added. “They have been very open to our ideas, due to the fact that our strength in these areas is combined with our knowledge in aviation safety. The DoS has also encouraged further ideas to establish a noteworthy program.”

FMI: www.erau.edu

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.24.24): Sectional Aeronautical Charts (1:500,000)

Sectional Aeronautical Charts (1:500,000) Designed for visual navigation of slow or medium speed aircraft. Topographic information on these charts features the portrayal of relief >[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.24.24)

“We’re thrilled to bring our honored tradition of racing to Roswell and are confident that they have both the enthusiasm and resources to expand the future of our races>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.25.24)

“Warbirds in Review features veterans, aviation legends, and aircraft that simply cannot be seen together in one place anywhere else in the world. Many of these veterans main>[...]

Airborne-Flight Training 05.23.24: Ray Scholarships, WCA Awards, Air Charter

Also: ALPA Warns, ASA Updates Training Logs, Florida Teen Scholarship, Aviation Meteorology The EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship program has seen its 500th student pilot graduate helpe>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.25.24)

Aero Linx: Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC The Latin American Civil Aviation Commission, LACAC, is an international organization with a consultative character, and >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC