The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Training Laboratory supports the Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems program.

During courses taught in the UAS Training Laboratory, students acquire knowledge of the fundamentals of unmanned flight, practice basic flight maneuvers and learn operating procedures required to pilot complex unmanned aircraft systems. The students receive training in safety awareness, single-remote pilot resource management and aeronautical decision-making. This laboratory also addresses advanced UAS application techniques and procedures. Students will complete UAS operations focused on payload employment after gaining proficiency in the UAS' flight management system.

UAS Simulation Bay, COA (College of Aviation) Room 133 

The lab offers eight simulators linked with four instructor stations. The simulators allow ground control station software to connect to simulated unmanned aircraft for realistic flight and emergency procedures training. The simulators also feature a camera payload for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance exercises in a realistic virtual world with detailed scenarios. Video and aircraft telemetry are streamed live over the network to all simulators and to computer workstations for processing, exploitation and dissemination.

The UAS Training Lab provides powerful flight planning and management.


  • 5 Penguin C Unmanned Aircraft
  • 3 Tracking Antenna
  • 2 Electro-optical payloads
  • 2 Pneumatic Catapults  
  • 1 Mobile GCS
  • 1 Maintenace Support Trailer (MST)
  • 1 Habitation Unit 

Lab Information

Lab Directors: Jose Cabrera

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, email Daytona Aviation Labs at