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Introduction to Drone Technology

Introduction to Drone Technology

Are you looking to build your confidence as a Drone operator or do you have an avid interest in Drone technology?

If so this introductory short course may be the right fit for you. Allowing you to:

  • Gain knowledge of drone operations, historical development and current applications.
  • Gain knowledge of drone technology at a conceptual and working level.
  • Experience the skills required to operate a drone.

The course will be taught with lectures, laboratory sessions and simulated flight exercises.

What will you study?

  • Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) system Technology: The anatomy of a drone. Types of drone; fixed wing and multi-rotor designs. Aerodynamics. Power storage and Propulsion systems. Control technology. Flight Controllers. GPS. Internal Navigation Systems.
  • Drone Operations: Mission planning and Risk Assessment for safe drone operation. UK Airspace operating principles. Airmanship and aviation safety. Navigation and charts. Simulated drone flying exercises.
  • Historical Context: Timeline of drone use. Civil and military historical applications. Current applications and potential future uses. 

Course dates



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  • Assessment 1: An on-line 40 question, multi-choice quiz covering all aspects of the syllabus.
  • Assessment 2: A simulated flight exercise.



£250 (£195 for current Wrexham Glynd┼Ár University students)

To book 

To book your place, visit the online shop

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