If you’re searching for drone schools in New Jersey, there is more than one possibility. Atlantic Cape Community College now offers an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Specialist program made up of 5 courses. This program is designed to “provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skill necessary to safely operate a small multi-rotor unmanned aerial aircraft system within the National Airspace System.”
There are also a variety of 5-week courses offered by NJ Drone Academy in Flemington. These are weekend classes designed to teach students “how to build, control, and program a Drone/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’s (UAV)”.
These 5-student classes are divided into 3 levels (Level 1 is for beginners). They offer hardware options (Multi-Rotor Drone and Flight Equipment) for rent or purchase on site, which are needed for some of the classes.
NJ Drone School, based in Green Brook, also offers 3 levels of courses (ranging from 4 to 16 hours in length) for multirotor flight designed to teach students how to build and fly drones in a safely. They offer both group lessons as well as one-on-one training.
DARTdrones also offers a 3-hour class for beginners in Morristown
Elsewhere in the Garden State, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is conducting unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights over the Atlantic Ocean as part of their mission to evaluate the feasibility of safely integrating drones into North American airspace. The team at NJIT is also assessing the operational capabilities of sensor suites aboard the aircraft. During these flights, the drone’s ground-based pilot is in communication with air traffic controllers. After the flights, the team evaluates the drone’s operational performance, as well as the value of gathered data.