Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are being added to the national airspace (NAS) in very large numbers. Many universities have seen this demand for UAS operators and begun to create programs in order to train undergraduate students in their use. The UAS industry currently lacks adequatetraining requirements for beginning operators. This fact makes university training important, because universities are oneof the few places that offer structured training. While the UAS industry in the US is in its infancy it is possible to draw parallelismsthe training history of manned flight in order to avoid pitfalls and offer training in the most efficient way possible.This study utilizes a mid-fidelity UAS simulation program in order to test the application of this technology. Preliminary results show that simulator technology is helpful in teaching UAS flight in an undergraduate setting.
& Kozak, D.
(2017). Effects of Simulator Training for Unmanned Aerial Systems in Undergraduate Education. 19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 190-195.