Drone class at HVCC

quad copter drone by Flickr user Peter Linehan CCNoted: HVCC is offering an intro class to flying drones starting in July. Blurbage:

This course provides training essential for learning to fly small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), also known as drones, either for pleasure, or to understand what is required of a commercial operator.
The course not only covers how to fly sUAS, but multiple types of flight systems from multirotors and fixed-wing, and includes training in autonomous flight. The course covers information required to make educated decisions on what flight systems will meet your needs, combined with the knowledge necessary for safe flight and potentially exploring a career.
Students will learn about emerging job opportunities using sUAS, and entrepreneurs will be exposed to the application and use of this transformative technology in their businesses.

The class meets on Saturdays from 9 am-4 pm July 23-August 6. The fee is $1,499, and includes equipment.

There's an info session about the course June 21 at 11 am.

Earlier on AOA: A future that's up in the air

photo: Flickr user Peter Linehan (CC BY 2.0)

Comments

This is a great idea for people who want to be able to get the most out of their UAS. Though a bit expensive for a hobbyist.

Folks flying outside of pure hobby, must get an FAA certification.
https://www.faa.gov/uas/faq/#qn4

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