What’s the Best Drone for Beginners? Embry-Riddle Publishes First-Ever Consumer Guide to sUAS

Do you want to learn how to fly a small unmanned aircraft (drone) for your business? A research team at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus has created the first-ever comprehensive consumer guide to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for novice users—those individuals interested in purchasing their first small remote controlled or autonomous multi-rotor flying aircraft. 
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As an undergraduate math major in the 1980s, Beverly Wood had a nemesis: calculus. It wasn’t until she took a mathematical statistics course that its use finally clicked. “Well before the end of that semester, I was asking my instructor what sorts of jobs would use statistics,” said Wood. “I loved it. It was kind of like having a crystal ball that’s just a bit fuzzy.”
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For the 12th year in a row, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has earned a coveted spot on the Orlando Sentinel’s annual list of Central Florida’s Top 100 Companies. This survey and award program managed by Best Companies Group identifies and honors companies that demonstrate superior workplace benefits and policies and whose employees report high levels of satisfaction in the areas of pay and benefits; job duties; relationship with supervisor; work environment; training; development and resources; leadership and planning; and corporate culture and communications.
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From the story of the legendary Wright brothers by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, to Florida and Daytona Beach history, cybersecurity, foreign policy challenges and national politics, Embry-Riddle invites the public to attend the Fall 2016 Speakers Series. Marc Bernier, Director, Embry-Riddle Speaker Series, and host of The Marc Bernier Show on FM93.5/AM1150 WNDB, will act as moderator.
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After 22 months without a trace, NASA has found one of its Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories, known as STEREO-B. The spacecraft, which went missing in October of 2014, was found using NASA’s Deep Space Network, which tracks all of its missions in space. The goal of STEREO-B, and its partner, STEREO-A, was to study the sun and space weather. NASA says it lost communication with STEREO-B when they were testing its command loss timer, which triggers a hard reset of the craft when it goes without communication with the Earth for 72 hours.
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Embry-Riddle’s Pi Kappa Alpha chapter has received the prestigious Raymond L. Orians Chapter Excellence Award for the academic achievement and philanthropy of its members.
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The world’s largest aircraft – the 302-foot Airlander 10 – set off on its maiden voyage recently in England. The aircraft, which has been in production by Hybrid Air Vehicles since 2007, flew for about 30 minutes out of Cardington Airfield in England. Filled with 1.3 million cubic feet of helium, the Airlander 10 is capable of reaching an altitude of 16,000 feet and can stay in the air for five days.  HAV says the craft will be used for "surveillance, communications and humanitarian aid deliveries."
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