Jun 25, 2019
The Columbia River Gorge hosts one of the world’s largest concentrations of design and manufacturing for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Columbia Gorge Community College, located in the midst of all this, is now the first (and so far only) institution in the Pacific Northwest offering “Trusted Operator Program ‘Level One’” certification training for commercial UAV pilots.
“Level One” is the first of three certification levels established by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles International, a global non-profit dedicated to the advancement of autonomous systems and robotics. Pilots holding Level One certification have demonstrated their competence to fly UAVs for certain commercial purposes.