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A Hartford business is training out-of-work pilots to fly drones as coronavirus pandemic limits travel

As airline pilots ponder a future without a cockpit, flying a drone could be the next best thing.

Aquiline Drones, a Hartford business founded by a former airline pilot, will next month begin course work called “Flight to the Future,” a program offering courses supported by an online curriculum and business formation ideas.

Students will have access to cloud-connected commercial drone services marketed to anyone older than 18 with a “desire to take on a new career in a short period of time,” said Barry Alexander, founder and chief executive officer of Aquiline Drones.

Following the course, which averages six weeks, students can operate drones available on demand through an app he likens to Uber. Pilots who already know federal aviation rules and aerodynamics could have a head start.

Continue reading: https://www.courant.com/business/hc-biz-drones-pilots-20200812-bv3fnvrfyjgobbcuhu2docggca-story.html

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