Looking for drone schools in Florida? You’re in luck. The Sunshine State boasts a top-notch Aviation school, which in turn offers a first-class UAV degree program…
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, FL campus)
Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science degree gives graduates the expertise they need for employment as operators, observers, sensor operators, and operations administrators of unmanned aircraft systems. The coursework covers several UAS applications areas, including hazardous operations, surveillance and data collection, secure operations, long duration operations, highly repetitive operations, and autonomous operations. Students also learn about the engineering aspects of these aircraft systems and the regulations governing their operation.
Students entering this program should have a basic background in math and physics. Students will select one of two specialty tracks, Pilot Track or the Non-Pilot Track.
Master of Science in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering
The Master of Science in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering is one of the first — and still one of the few — programs to offer the opportunity to study the engineering of unmanned and autonomous systems. The program prepares students to work in an industry developing systems that operate along a spectrum of autonomy, from unmanned aircraft and autonomous cars to robotic surface water and underwater vessels, spacecraft and industrial robots.
Other UAV Training Options in Florida
Ocean Helicopters offers Basic, Advanced, and FAA Part 107 Unmanned Aerial Systems training courses. These 1-day classes are taught in West Palm Beach.
Florida State University’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security program (Tallahassee) now offers an “Application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems” course with more drone-related classes, such as “Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Emergency Management”, on the way.
Unmanned Vehicle University (though based in Arizona) runs a flight training center in Sarasota, for its UAV Pilot Training Certificate program.
Or… if you’re simply looking to learn how to fly small UAVs or perhaps just want to get your feet wet, DARTdrones could be a great option. They offer 1-day courses throughout the year in Orlando. Also, if you enter the coupon code, DRNHQ10, they will give you a discount off the price of their classes.
DSLRPros Drone Flight School in Fort Lauderdale. They offer a one-day, 9-hour course that includes both ground school and hands-on flight training, aimed to teach you the basics on a Phantom 2 drone.
Miami-Dade College also offers a non-credit, 15-hour “Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems” course.