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SkyOp Wins The EdTech Trendsetter Award 2024

Brian Pitre | 51 days ago

SkyOp LLC is proud to have recently won The EdTech Trendsetter Award 2024 for a product or service setting a trend.

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Barbourville Independent Schools welcomes new curriculum

Madison Carmouche | 3 months ago

Students at Barbourville Independent Schools have the chance to graduate with more than just a high school diploma...

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Schoolcraft High Offers Class In Working Drones

Kathy Oswalt-Forsythe | 7 months ago

This fall, Schoolcraft High School’s list of course offerings adds a class: Drones 101, taught by high school science and math teacher Josh Willoughby.

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Book Launch: “The Ultimate Drone Professional Guide” Explores How to Break into the Commercial Drone Industry

Brian Pitre | 18 months ago

Industry veteran and drone evangelist, Brian Pitre, explores how drones change all business in this new e-book on popular digital book platforms or as a free online version.

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How To Find A Job As A Drone Professional

Brian Pitre | 20 months ago

With drone technology creating new professional opportunities, many people are educating themselves on the possibilities of working with drones, either to join the industry for the first time or to...

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What Does It Take To Be A SUAS Drone Instructor?

Brian Pitre | 21 months ago

Since we at SkyOp provide drone training curricula to many high schools and colleges, we are frequently asked what it takes to be a good drone instructor.

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A Day In The Life Of A Commercial Drone Pilot

Brian Pitre | 22 months ago

In this article, I'll examine a short list of the supporting tasks required for a drone pilot before and after a successful flight mission.

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How To Become A Small Unmanned Aircraft System Drone Pilot

Brian Pitre | 2 years ago

Have you ever wondered what's needed to get a job as a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) commercial drone pilot?

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Debunking Two Commonly Held Misbeliefs About Drone Education Programs

Brian Pitre | 2 years ago

Drones are tools that help in delivery, data collection and data analytics that produce asset management results or actionable intelligence.

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Electric Vehicles And The Rapid Advancement Of Urban Air Mobility

Brian Pitre | 2 years ago

Lurking in the background and hardly being noticed is the next phase of the EV revolution - urban air mobility (UAM).

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Why Community Colleges Should Consider Investing In Drone Certification Programs

Brian Pitre | 3 years ago

Community colleges are designed to help students acquire new skills to obtain meaningful work. Today, junior colleges are faced with declining revenue, declining enrollment due to the pandemic and the...

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What Is A Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) And Why Is It So Important?

Brian Pitre | 3 years ago

Most technological advances include a vast number of positives. And yet, at the same time, we can also be affected by the negative side of the same technology.

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The Future Of Drones: Outer Space, Urban Landscapes And Business Tasks

Brian Pitre | 3 years ago

Drones are a transformative technology that, over the next decade, will change in ways you likely never imagined.

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Understanding Corporate Drone Programs In Today’s Enterprise Businesses

Brian Pitre | 3 years ago

The old adage "you can’t teach an old dog new tricks" rings true in many areas of business, since after doing things the same way for so long, it’s hard...

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STEM Drone Programs Are Creating Career Pathways For Today's Modern Workforce

Brian Pitre | 3 years ago

Even though they can be small in size, drones are packed with a rapidly growing assortment of advanced technology that gives them some amazing capabilities.

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Getting Started With Drones: What Business Leaders Need To Know

Brian Pitre | 3 years ago

Though you've probably heard about drones delivering packages for Amazon, UPS and Google, that's just one simple way of how drones are transforming business.

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New drone class at Chittenango H.S. gives students a lift in the tech industry

Lindsay Raychel | 4 years ago

Taking flight in a new S.T.E.A.M. center, students at Chittenango High School are working towards becoming certified drone pilots.

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SkyOp Guiding Enterprise Businesses on Advantages of Using Drones

Zach Heath | 4 years ago

Entrepreneurial minds find inspiration in many places. For SkyOp LLC’s Co-founder, Brian Pitre, a faithful copy of Wired magazine launched a journey...


Harpursville Students Work To Earn Drone License

Jessica Kisluk | 4 years ago

While many students older than 16 may be working to get their driver licenses, some students at Harpursville Central School District are working to earn their pilot licenses.


Harpursville students take drone certification class

WIVT/WBGH NewsChannel 34 | 4 years ago

Some Harpursville students are learning to take to the skies without leaving their classroom. The high school is offering a drone certification class.

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SkyOp offers online education, consulting services for enterprise drone deployments

Eugene Demaitre | 4 years ago

Widening deployment of commercial drones depends on improving autonomy, regulatory approvals, and educating operators and businesses.

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SkyOp Launches Drone Consultancy for Corporations Seeking to Deploy UAV Technology

T&DWorld | 4 years ago

Drone technology firm SkyOp launched a new consultancy division for enterprise-level corporations seeking to realize the advantages drone technology can deliver for large-scale businesses.

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Rochester In Focus: SkyOp bringing drone training to schools

Brennan Somers | 5 years ago

This week's Rochester in Focus puts the spotlight on SkyOp, a key player in our region when it comes to the booming drone industry.

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The 21 Most In-Demand Jobs for 2020

Jeff Bogle | 5 years ago

Worried about job security? These are the jobs that companies desperately need to fill in the new year and beyond.

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SkyOp LLC Inks Deal to Bring Its Drone Training STEM Curriculum to Local School Districts

5 years ago

A model for other state education services agencies to follow, the cooperative purchasing contract with the New York State BOCES provides significant cost savings to school districts looking to implement...

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Oneida Indian Nation Partners with NUAIR

NUAIR | 5 years ago

An established leader in aeronautical research and drone operations, NUAIR will collaborate with the Oneida Indian Nation to develop an environmental protection program on Nation lands.

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JSfirm | 5 years ago

With efforts to expand strategic Job Distribution Network partnerships, hopes to bring awareness to career opportunities within the rising UAV/UAS industry.

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How we created a comprehensive drone curriculum

Dr. Mark Beehler and eSchool News | 5 years ago

Drone curricula offer authentic learning experiences to prepare students for the modern-day workforce.

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SkyOp Named AUVSI XCELLENCE Award Finalist

AUVSI | 5 years ago

The Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) named SkyOp as a finalist in the Training & Education category in its second annual XCELLENCE Awards.

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The SkyOp LLC Drone Training Curriculum Prepares Students for the Workforce of the Future

5 years ago

The SkyOp Drone Training Curriculum enables High School, CTE and P-Tech educational institutions to easily incorporate drone training as a standalone course or into existing course offerings.

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American Graduate

WXXI | 5 years ago

This great video produced by WXXI features Brian Pitre talking about SkyOp's High School Drone Training and Education Curriculum and includes impressive aerial footage captured by students.

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Drone pilots in demand; Experts predict 1,500 drone jobs to pop up in Michigan

WXYZ | 5 years ago

If you haven’t spotted a drone flying in the sky, you’ve likely not been paying too much attention.

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SkyOp Provides Keynote Speaker for New York State of Drones Event

5 years ago

The SkyOp team was pleased to be a part of the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center's Technology Leadership Institute Winter Event.

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Drone certification leading to owning a business

WXXI | 5 years ago

Finger Lakes Drone Services was started by Luke Didion after he got his drone certification through SkyOp. He gets contracts to do real estate aerial photography.

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Drone Pilot Training Programs Turn to Simulation Software

Keith Shaw | 6 years ago

As more companies add unmanned aerial vehicles, aka drones, as part of their work force, the need for skilled pilots to operate them also grows.

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Drone drives Naples teen to new heights

Julie Sherwood | 6 years ago

Luke Didion doesn’t think of himself as tech-oriented. A junior at Naples High School, he said he’s driven largely by sports — soccer and skiing among others.

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New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation Launches 22-Drone Fleet

Unmanned Aerial Online | 7 years ago

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has kicked off its new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program.

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Zephyr Drone Simulator to Streamline SkyOp LLC Drone Pilot Training

sUAS News | 7 years ago

Little Arms Studios, a leading developer of professional-grade simulation solutions, announced a strategic partnership with leading UAS training provider, SkyOp LLC to deploy Little Arms Studios’ Zephyr Drone Simulator throughout...

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Genius NY Finalist, SkyOp, Offers Drone Training Class this Summer

CenterState CEO | 7 years ago

Intro to sUAS Drone Course starts this August at The Tech Garden

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CCC Drone Pilot Course to Help with Certification | 7 years ago

Not just used for leisure, drones are also being utilized for business purposes. In order to legally operate a drone for commercial use, the Federal Aviation Agency is requiring you...

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Buzz growing for Canandaigua drone biz

Daily Messenger | 7 years ago

SkyOp is one of six companies competing for $2.75 million in prizes at GENIUS NY, a business accelerator program at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden in Syracuse.


Six Finalists Selected to Compete in $2.75 Million GENIUS NY Competition

CenterState CEO | 7 years ago

Teams from across U.S. invited to yearlong accelerator program at The Tech Garden