USI Publishes New Legal and Business Textbook for UAS Marketplace


The Textbook was Designed to Provide Valuable Legal and Business Considerations to New or Growing Commercial UAS Operations

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022 – Orlando, FL – The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) has released a brand new textbook titled Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Legal and Business Considerations that was created to provide much needed insight to new or rapidly growing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) commercial operations. Additionally, the new textbook will be used as part of USI’s offering to the academic marketplace, specifically for those collegiate programs who are building either two-year or four-year degree programs for their UAS students.

“USI takes great pride in being a thought leader for the UAS marketplace,” remarked Josh Olds, USI President and CEO. Olds added “A successful commercial UAS program must deliver a return on investment for the operator. If an operation isn’t built on top of a strong safety, legal, and risk-based foundation, the entire UAS program is putting that ROI in jeopardy”.

USI contracted with USAF Col (Retired) Dawn Zoldi, Esq. to author the new textbook. Ms. Zoldi, through her company P3 Tech Consulting, is featuring the new textbook in a workshop that she is producing and hosting at XPonential 2022 titled “Law Tech Connect Workshop”. The Workshop is a Florida-bar CLE accredited educational event designed to elevate the attendee’s legal, regulatory and policy knowledge related to UAS, autonomy, and advanced air mobility.

Ms. Zoldi had this to say about USI’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Legal and Business Considerations textbook, “There is no other resource in the marketplace like this textbook. I commend USI for having the foresight to commission this book at this early stage of commercial UAS adoption. I recommend that every commercial UAS operator uses this book as a resource for planning, starting, and scaling their UAS operation.”

The textbook is available on USI’s website: for $99.00.


About the 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 300 instructors and over 10,000 USI Certifications awarded around the world, USI works with large commercial enterprises and nearly 300 schools in all 50 states.  USI is the global leader in commercial and academic 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 OperationsTM (VSO) and Professional Remote OperatorTM(PRO) certifications and Unmanned ConnectTM workforce development initiative. USI’s training and certification programs are endorsed by major aviation insurance providers and 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

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