Drone Degree Develops at East Texas UniversityPosted: March 8, 2016
LeTourneau University‘s degree in the unmanned aircrafts has students looking to get involved, and the economics of the industry might be the leading factor. It’s a practice ground for the next generation of pilots, and the developing industry is driving more into the field.
“You don’t often think about that for every drone there’s a pilot behind it controlling it,” aviation professor Ruedi Schubarth said.
There’s not a flight deck, but it’s more than just a remote control, and that’s getting some excited about the opportunities.
“Think that they could get into aviation or weren’t really interested because they thought it was kind of a fairytale thought of sorts to fly, so it sort of opens up the door,” Student Cullen Hippler said.
Schubarth added what these unmanned aircrafts are doing is part of a multi-billion dollar private industry that’s getting bigger.
“Take pictures, but also collect information about….(read more)
Source: KLTV.com|ETX News