Oct 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog
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ENVS 389 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

(4cr) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are being utilized in a number of fields, including agriculture for crop monitoring, insurance for assessing structures, and law enforcement for crime or disaster management.  FAA Part 107 regulates UAV flights, setting the parameters for where, when, and how a UAV can be legally flown. This course will cover the material needed to obtain a commercial drone pilot license associated with the Part 107 guidelines, how to safely pilot a drone, and best practices in data collection, including creating flight plans and proper ground control. Prerequisites: ENVS 201  and ENVS 202  and labs, or permission of instructor.



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