Atlantic Cape Community College’s Aviation & Technology Studies Institute demonstrated the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for accident reconstruction July 11, for regional law enforcement agencies.
James Taggart of Galloway, professor of computer information systems, and Tim Cwik of Stone Harbor, adjunct instructor of aviation, explained how to use a UAS to document a crash or crime scene and reconstruct the scene with the footage recovered by the UAS.
Representatives from the New Jersey State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and other agencies attended the demonstration.
Atlantic Cape has a growing UAS program and will offer a new course this fall providing hands-on and classroom instruction designed to prepare students to earn their remote pilot certificate with small UAS rating as outlined in Part 107 of the Federal Air Regulations released last month.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor is designed to teach students to operate a small-unmanned aircraft system. Topics in the three-credit course include regulations, navigation, the conditions affecting flight, and flight instruments. Students will gain practical experience flying a sUAS.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., beginning Aug. 29, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Register online through WebAdvisor at www.atlantic.edu/fall or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.