Anyone planning on attending next week’s NAB 2015 who is interested in learning everything they need to know about drones, and how to incorporate them into news operations, should make a point to attend a special three-day seminar on “The Fundamentals of UAVs” being hosted by Unmanned Vehicle University (www.uxvuniversity.com) from April 17-19 in Las Vegas at the West Gate Resort & Casino located at 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. Unmanned Vehicle University, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is the only university in the world that is licensed to offer graduate degree programs in Unmanned Systems Engineering.
The first-of-its-kind seminar is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to unmanned aerial vehicles and the many high paying career opportunities this rapidly growing field is likely to create over the next ten years, including in broadcast journalism. “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have already revolutionized the way our military conducts field operations,” Unmanned Vehicle University Provost John Minor said today.
“Now, they’re revolutionizing the way that Americans live and work every day,” Minor asserted. “The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working hard to establish the guidelines under which drones can be used in commercial applications as diverse as agriculture, construction, real estate, security, news gathering, and media production, but the one thing they have already made very clear is that properly certified training and education is mandatory. With the imminent commercialization of unmanned aerial vehicles now at hand, we will be hosting a series of three-day seminars around the country to show how individuals can get in on the ground floor of this exciting new industry.”
According to Minor, the university is putting on the Las Vegas seminar to coincide with the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Convention that takes place in Las Vegas from April 11-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is adjacent to the West Gate Resort & Casino. “Drones are rapidly becoming a mainstay in broadcast news,” Minor emphasized today. “News breaks quickly and, often, in hard to reach locations. Drones can be deployed in situations where helicopters and people simply can’t go. Our Las Vegas seminar is ideal for broadcast industry professionals who want to learn more about how they can incorporate drones into their news operations.”
For $1,999, participants will receive a comprehensive introduction to one of the fastest growing career opportunities in the world. According to Minor, UAVs are predicted to create 70,000 high paying careers over the next several years at salaries that range from $90,000 to more than $200,000. “Our three-day seminar is optimal for people looking to increase their UAV employment opportunities, start their own UAV business, or begin a career as a UAV Pilot,” Minor said. “Plus, the seminar counts as four credits towards a degree program.”