If you are looking for drone schools in Pennsylvania, you have a few options…
Community College of Beaver County (Monaca, PA)
Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science
“The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drones) program is being offered because of the increasing demand for qualified pilots and sensor operators in the rapidly growing field of unmanned aircraft systems operations. Employment opportunities exist in both private and public entities including the U.S. Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.”
Also, the Community College of Allegheny County is offering Introduction to sUAS – Drones starting on June 20, 2016. This consists of over six 3-hour sessions, and aims to give a thorough understanding of sUAS operation, safe practices and emerging job opportunities. Includes indoor hands-on flight practice using a small model quadcopter as well as computer simulator training.
If you aren’t looking for a degree program, but just want to learn, DARTdrones in Philadelphia offers a great 1-day course. And you can also get a discount off the price of their training course, if you click on the link above and enter the coupon code: DRNHQ10.
I have recently heard about Liberty Flight School in West Chester, which might also be worth checking out.
And while it doesn’t yet offer UAV-specific classes, the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Mechanical Engineering’s GRASP (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception) Lab is conducting research aimed at achieving highly precise UAV flight. This technology could someday be applied to search and rescue operations.
It is interesting to note that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is already using drones to take aerial photos of sinkholes to monitor their growth and size. With new uses for drones being discovered at such a rapid pace, it is only a matter of time before more drone schools are established.