Unmanned Aerial Systems


The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program prepares students for careers as operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as “drones.” Hinds also partners with industry and government to provide essential skills to operate safely within the federal airspace system.

  • Hands on operation of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft
  • Full-scale simulator software/hardware systems
  • From basic stages to the advanced stages
  • Launch and recovery techniques, and, autopilot operation
  • Risk awareness
  • Data links and sensors

Commercial applications

  • Aerial photography: agriculture, surveying, mapping
  • Monitoring: ecological, livestock
  • Inspection: towers, buildings, real estate

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Courses Are Offered At These Locations


For a complete list of courses, please see our college catalog.


Ben Barham
UAS Instructor
Brad McCullouch
District Director of Aviation

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