Patrick Ford

 

 


 

Dr. Patrick Ford is an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Assistant Professor of Aeronautics, as well as a consulting science advisor with the U.S. Navy. He is active in support of applied UAS training and education in his home state of Washington. A retired U.S. Naval Reserve officer, Dr. Ford holds a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from Walden University, where his research efforts resulted in the first commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) radar flown on a UAS. His M.S. degree is in space studies from the University of North Dakota, where his research focused on microgravity countermeasures for long-duration spaceflight. Dr. Ford holds a Sport Pilot certificate with tailwheel endorsement, an Advanced Ground Instructor certificate, and an Advanced Class Amateur Radio license.




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Jan 11th 2016

This two-part course covers key concepts related to unmanned aerospace systems (UAS)—also known as recreational drones—including basic types or groups, capabilities, and current and future uses. Particular emphasis is placed on safety of flight within the National Airspace System (NAS), including where to find online flight planning tools to help make every flight as safe as possible.

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