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ERIC Number: EJ1203952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
Assessment of Unmanned Aerial Systems Programs in Collegiate Aviation
Kendall, Chadwin T.; Yates, R. Rhett
Research in Higher Education Journal, v36 Jan 2019
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drone applications have experienced tremendous growth over the past several years. Their capabilities and technology have penetrated many aspects of the modern world. They are being used for everything from emergency response and agricultural research, to entrepreneur businesses and package deliveries. Experienced aviators and amateurs alike are being tapped as operators. At present, the Federal Aviation Administration estimates there will be 1.3 million certified UAS pilots by the year 2020 (Moore, 2017). Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, which has the most significant membership of any association in the aviation industry, has recently added a new line of membership for drone pilots (Moore, 2017). New regulations, 14 CFR Part 107 have also been created, by the FAA, to adopt specific rules for the operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the National Airspace System (Federal Aviation Administration, 2016). Because of this growth, the authors of this paper, examine collegiate aviation programs and their curriculums to understand better how aviation education is evolving and educating students for this ever-changing and dynamic new industry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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