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Drone piloting course begins in October

September 13, 2023

Indiana Tech will offer a six-week professional drone piloting course beginning Monday, Oct. 16. The course will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Room 263A of the Keene Building on Indiana Tech’s main campus.

The course will be taught by Trent Hullinger, a police officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department and a remote pilot on its Air Support Unit. His industry-leading course will help you acquire a skill set needed to pass the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Remote Pilot Certificate exam, which allows you to pilot a drone commercially in the United States under the FAA’s Small UAS Rule (Part 107). During the exam, you must demonstrate your understanding of the FAA’s regulations, operating requirements and procedures for safe drone flying.

Being proficient at piloting a drone will allow you to bring immediate value to your current company or open doors to a new career in construction, real estate, agriculture, law enforcement, utility work, photography and other fields. Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • Be familiar with the various uses of drones, including for policing
  • Be well-equipped to pass the FAA’s Remote Pilot Certificate exam
  • Have a mastery of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) criteria for drone flight training.

For more information, contact Carol Platt, Indiana Tech enrollment manager, at, or 260.422.5561, ext. 2310.