The future takes flight over Middle Tennessee

MTSU program gives students head start on drone revolution

October 14, 2016 By Kathy Carlson
The Tennessee Ledger

It’s a good 10 minutes before class is supposed to start, but most of the students are already there, gathered around work tables to craft small multi-rotor drones with wood framing and tiny parts that look a bit like Legos to an untrained eye.

Many of these Middle Tennessee State University aerospace students are concentrating in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations. In this class, they’re building drones in teams and learning about the federal regulations that govern drone usage.

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