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  • Retired Air Force Col. Jerry LeMieux, founder of the Unmanned Vehicle University, is waiting for FAA certification so graduates will be fully licensed by the federal government to operate drones. The university teaches a variety of subjects online, including vehicle design and system fundamentals. (Martin S. Fuentes/Special to The Washington Times)

    Drone U. rides flight boom

    For all of the skeptics and detractors it has produced, the drone industry also has its vocal supporters.

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  • "At the end of the day, I'm just trying to do something good for the unmanned systems community," he said at the drone sector's Las Vegas trade show earlier this month.

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  • "We're looking to the future," he said. "We are trying to develop the future leaders of this industry. When you graduate from this school, you will have a job. If you're a fighter pilot, the war is winding down, so what are you going to do? You can go to a school, get 50 hours of flight training, and now you have a degree in unmanned aerial vehicle operations."

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