Students study unmanned aerial vehicles

Students are learning how to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the first class at Purdue University focused on drones.

The course, taught by Michael Leasure, associate professor of aviation technology, touches on several technologies that work together to allow an aircraft to fly on its own. This is the first time he has been able to offer the course because the technology has finally advanced enough to make it feasible and legal.

Leasure said it is important to offer students experience in this field because the Federal Aviation Administration will be offering guidelines for operation of commercial drones in 2015.

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