If you have been looking for drone schools in West Virginia, you may need to widen your search area. There’s just not a lot of opportunities for UAV training in the Mountain State at this time.
West Virginia University (WVU) does have an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team which participates in the annual AIAA Design, Build, Fly Competition sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Cessna Aircraft, and Raytheon Missile Systems. Each year, this competition challenges teams from all around the world to design, assemble, and fly a remote controlled aircraft to meet the design goals for a given year. However, WVU offers no academic programs specific to unmanned aerial vehicles at this time.
WVU also has a Flight Control System Laboratory (FCSL) which engages in UAV design, instrumentation, and flight testing. To date, over a dozen airframes have been developed at FCSL by undergraduate and graduate students.
If any viable commercial drone training programs become available in West Virginia, we’ll update you accordingly. Until then, if you’re a West Virginian, you might want to look to the neighboring states of Ohio, Pennsylvania or Virginia to advance your UAV education.