If you are looking to study UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) at drone schools in Louisiana, you’ve got only one choice at the moment.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS, is now a concentration within the University of Louisiana-Monroe Aviation Department’s existing degree program.
A group of seven students will become the first in the state to gain clearance by the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, for the use of UAS for commercial use. They will using drones to monitor crops. Farmers can use the data they gather to determine which portions of their fields are thriving and which aren’t. This could in turn lead to more targeted application of fertilizer and pesticides, resulting in less spraying on the crop.
ULM students hope that by expanding their Aviation degrees to include training in UAS, they will be able to take advantage of the expected commercial drone boom.