Colleges offer courses and training for flying unmanned drones

For students who haven’t yet declared a major, they might want to consider learning how to fly unmanned predator drones, the Huffington Post reports. A growing number of schools now offer courses and programs around building and flying drones, The Daily reported in a recent article. Jeb Bailey, 28, told The Daily he has taken every drone-related course at Northwestern Michigan College. It’s no wonder why, when drone pilots can make $50,000 to $120,000 per year, according to Tom Kenville, founder of Unmanned Applications Institute International. Bailey said the idea of flying unmanned drones for a year in Afghanistan to pay off student loan debt sounded pretty attractive. Bailey originally took classes on manned flight training, but said he was swayed towards studying drones after learning about how much more he could make contracting in a war zone. “In an airlines career path,” he said, “you really don’t expect to make a whole lot until you’ve been in the industry 20 years.”

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