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Indiana State U Gets Federal OK to Fly Drone at 2 Sites

<span style=”font-family: Arial; font-size: 18px;”>TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP): Indiana State University has received permission to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, at Terre Haute International Airport and a training center in Jennings County.
The school's plans were approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, making Indiana State the first higher education institute in the state to get such permission.
Drones have been in Indiana State's curriculum since 2011. Instructor Greg Betz says the FAA's approval of flying at the two sites will give students more real-world experience.
According to the school, routine testing of the drone is expected to begin this summer. Students and faculty are required to have a private pilot license to fly it.
The university's Department of Aviation Technology has a minor in unmanned systems.

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