The demand for well trained UAV pilots is growing every day. The FAA has already approved over 3700 Section 333 exemptions. If each of these companies needs three pilots for their operations–and that’s a very conservative number–then the immediate need for UAV pilots in the...

Last Saturday, Vortex UAS Pro Pilot students sat for the written test to fulfill that requirement in pursuit of their Vortex Pilot Certification. All four students sitting for the exam passed. Congrats to them for their hard work and preparation. They're well on their way...

Anyone receiving an email from me in the past week may have noticed a small change in my signature box… the addition of some alphabet soup, a.k.a. post-nominal letters. It took some convincing the Irish Catholic child inside of me well trained to believe that...

This week, we held our first Vortex UAS Professional Course. During the course we explored the application of sUAS in the four primary use areas of Precision Agriculture, Construction, Aerial Inspection and Aerial Photography/ Videography. Students were challenged to create a Mission Plan for the various...

I'm interviewed by Steve Hogan on his Podcast "Drone Law Today" Podcast posted today. Steve was my professor for the legal class I took at Unmanned Vehicle University. Please see the description below and have a listen. Thanks, Vince From the Drone Law Today Website: "Welcome to the Drone Law Today Podcast!...

Vortex UAS held another successful UAS Pilot Training Class over this past weekend, Oct 24th and 25th. The first day of the Advanced Class consisted of an 8-hour ground school delving into the mechanics of the aircraft and a thorough exploration of the DJI Go app. Vortex...

Vortex UAS has created a pathway for pilots to quickly gain the knowledge and skills to become Professional UAS Pilots. Certificated pilots at an entry level will progress through a series of classes, beginning with our 1-day Introductory Course, followed by a 2-day Advanced Course and...