NWC News Desk

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles class hovers into Powell April 8

Posted April 3, 2017
By NWC News Desk

A three-week class on unmanned aircraft starts Saturday, April 8, for those in the Bighorn Basin curious to learn more about the buzz on drones.

An Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles takes an in-depth look at the history, regulations and operations of UAVs.

The comprehensive class is divided into three weekly sessions that meet at Northwest College’s Center for Training and Development in Powell 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays, April 8, 15 and 22.

President and Chief Engineer at GT Aeronautics Tom Rullman will lead the group in discussions from the historical evolution of unmanned aircraft in World War II, to live UAV flight demonstrations.

Based out of Cody, GT Aeronautics designs and manufactures a variety of UAVs for private and commercial use. Rullman’s experience in aviation spans more than 30 years with involvement in aircraft design, production, and flight testing. As a former U.S. Naval Aviator, he logged over 300 carrier landings and 22,000 flight hours in manned and unmanned aircraft.

The cost of registration is $120.

Completion of the course will prepare students to participate in the Small Systems Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator Program which takes place in May.

To register or for more information, visit nwc.edu/ctd, call 307-754-6062, or email powellctd@nwc.edu.