USI Partners with Little Arms Studios for Drone Simulation Training

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Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the industry leader in remote pilot safety education, training, and certification, announced their partnership with Zephyr Drone Simulator developer, Little Arms Studios to offer the industry’s leading simulation training solution to USI’s learners.

USI will be incorporating the Zephyr Drone Simulator into their Learning Management System (LMS) so that students enrolled in UAS training programs will have the opportunity to practice UAS flight simulation online. Learners will be able to fly a variety of different UAS platforms and can choose from 25 different flight modules and scenarios, including free flight, flight path training, obstacle course, and a drone racing course. The software not only logs flight information which will help meet certain course requirements, but it also tracks flight statistics and FAA violations, providing the “pilot” with valuable insight into what areas of flight they may need to improve in before they put a real UAV up in the air.

Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, USI students working towards their Visual Line of Sight System Operations (VSO)™ Certification will be able to use hand-held controllers and Zephyr drone simulator to gain real-time flight hours and experience that are part of the certification requirements.

“The success and validity of unmanned training and education must be monitored and tracked with quantifiable data. This partnership creates another resource for USI learners to become safer, more professional pilots by honing their skills and building their professional qualifications through simulation,” said USI president Josh Olds. “We’re very pleased to be able to offer this additional training solution to our learners to improve safety and finite control for visual line of sight operations.”


About Unmanned Safety Institute

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) is the industry’s most widely recognized leader in flight safety solutions for individuals, academia, and organizations focused on integrating and operating UAS for civil or commercial purposes. The Unmanned Safety Institute provides UAS flight safety training and certification to operational standards based on the adoption and modification of time-honored aviation safety practices. With more than 170 instructors and over 10,000 customers around the world, including several Fortune 500 enterprises, USI is the global leader in UAS training and certification delivering the most highly-regarded training program of its kind. Programs include the Small UAS & Advanced Safety Certifications, Visual Line of Sight Systems Operations™ (VSO) and Professional Remote Operator™ (PRO) certifications. USI’s training and certification programs are endorsed by major aviation insurance providers, incorporated into aviation association professional development programs, and have been evaluated and recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education. Discover more at


About Little Arms Studios

Little Arms Studios is a software development company specializing in the creation and customization of drone simulation software, game production, mobile applications, UI/UX (User Interface and User Experience) designs, multiplayer applications, and website development and design. Little Arms Studios seeks to enrich peoples’ lives through entertainment, enjoyment, and ease of learning. They strive to innovate and deliver the highest quality in all of their products. Learn more at


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