Hinds CC to train students to fly unmanned aerial vehicles
Published: July 17,2012
RAYMOND — Hinds Community College says in August it will begin training students interested in piloting unmanned aerial vehicles.
The two-year school said in a news release that it is offering the courses because there’s an expected increase in demand in the civilian market for the aircraft.
UAVs have more often been associated with the military.
Randy Pearcy, aviation chair at Hinds Community College, says law enforcement, emergency services, pipelines and mail delivery could all eventually use UAVs. He said that over the next 10 years UAV spending worldwide could top $94 billion.
Hinds will offer four courses related to UAVs and flight training for in various sized aircraft.
Hinds already offers aviation programs at its John Bell Williams Airport and air traffic control at the Rankin campus.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Mississippi Film Studios signs contract with New Orleans company
- Mars Food expanding Delta plant; investing $31M and adding jobs
- Watkins says JRA out to block him from Farish by repaying HUD $1.5M
- Pickering lists concerns over Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula
- Peavey's wellness program honored after workers drop 1,000 pounds
- Group, lesbian couples look to overturn state's ban on same-sex marriages
- NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday
- MDOT cutting more than 40 jobs in Right-of-Way Division
- Board authorizes sale of company that owns Silver Slipper Casino