A Drone Education, Flight Services and Data Analysis Company, AboveNV, will be offering classes to the public focusing on basic operations, rules, regulations and flight operations of drones.
With an estimated 1 million drones being sold this holiday season, AboveNV wants to help ensure that drone hobbyists use their Unmanned Arial Vehicles in a safe and legal way.
“Our drone basics class will be available both live and online through the holiday season,” says Rob Dunbar, a co-founder of AboveNV. “This introduction leads to more advanced courses such as Introduction to Unmanned Arial Vehicles, Anatomy of a Drone and Advanced Payload Operations.”
“The Drone market has three components, Education, Flight Services and Post Flight Data Processes and Analytics. AboveNV is the only company that is focusing on all three aspects,” said Eric Madison, business development and advisor.
The startup company founded by Dunbar and Kirk Ellern has focused on earning approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, receiving a 333 Exemption and getting “Airworthy Certificates” from the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems.
“Within the next six months we expect to be bidding on flight operation contracts offered by state and federal agencies, research institutions, and enterprise-level partners,” says Ellern. “It’s critical that we develop qualified flight crews to expand our footprint in Nevada, and potentially the nation, as quickly as possible.”
The company is based at The CUBE in Midtown.