Stockton to Offer Course on Unmanned Aviation Systems with FAA Instructor Beginning in January

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. - Learn about the future of unmanned aviation vehicles, or drones, in a course beginning next month at Stockton University and taught by Adam Greco, the air traffic account manager of center operations at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Students will be immersed in the entire field of Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) which includes the history of UAS, the legislative climate, privacy and Fourth Amendment case law relating to search, seizure and warrant requirements employing UAS, rules and regulations for flying under different sets of rules, and public and commercial applications of UAS throughout the world.

Students will be introduced to the various types of UAS, their mission, their power capability, satellite uplink and direct line-of-sight flight as well as autonomous flight. The course will cover the Certificate of Operations application and approval for flight of UAS in the National Airspace System (NAS). Students also will receive background information to understand the NAS.

Registration is now open for the 13-week course, offered through the Office of Continuing Studies. The course begins on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 6-8 p.m., and will run on subsequent Tuesdays through April 11. For more information, visit: or call 609-652-4227.

Greco has taught “Introduction to Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS),” at both Atlantic Cape Community College and Stockton in the past four years. He is also the lead instructor for a certified agency course titled: “Introduction to the National Airspace System (NAS),” for new hires, employees and contractors at the FAA Tech Center.

He has served two details with NASA and is a non-resident instructor at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he earned a B.S. in Economics, and the Naval Post Graduate School.