ITRE’s Aviation programs provide expertise in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), NextGen Aviation Technologies and Aviation Infrastructure, as well as statewide support for North Carolina’s airport professionals through the NC Airport Technical Assistance Program (NC AirTAP). Current aviation-related training offerings are listed here. If you have other training needs, please contact Tom Zajkowski,, 919-515- 8523.

March 6, 2018
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    Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operations and Analytics Workshop

    9:00 am6:00 pm
    The Center for Geospatial Analytics (CGA), Jordan Hall Room 5119,


Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operations and Analytics Workshop

Presented in partnership with NC State’s Center for Geospatial Analytics, this 3-day, hands-on workshop covers UAS basics, hands-on training and flight mission demonstrations. Gain new skills, watch Unmanned Aerial Systems in action and learn how to produce quality products from imagery obtained and processed from UAS. The workshop is designed for:

  • Anyone who already owns or plans to purchase a drone and would like to learn how to legally and efficiently use it in North Carolina.
  • Industry leaders, government agencies and researchers seeking helpful tips and guidance for mapping with drones in a range of applications.
  • Individuals and groups who want to learn how to turn data captured by UAS into maps and 3-D models.

Click here for complete workshop details and registration.

Airport Safety and Maintenance Workshop

NC AirTAP offers a free 1-day workshop on performing an Airport Safety Self- Inspection, basic Lighting Maintenance and Repairs, routine Pavement Management, and preparing for Inclement Weather. NC airport operations and maintenance staff, administrators and consultants are invited to participate. The workshop runs 9 AM – 4 PM and is currently planned for these dates and locations:

  • Late Summer 2017 at Shelby–Cleveland County Regional Airport, Shelby, NC. Date and registration to be announced.

Workshop presenters include staff from the NCDOT Division of Aviation and the Raleigh-Durham (RDU) International Airport. Four (4) professional development hours (PDH) are awarded for NC Professional Engineers attending the workshop. All participants receive a certificate of attendance.