North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is offering an Introduction to Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) course on the NIACC campus beginning on Thursday, February 2 and continuing on Thursdays from 7-9 pm until March 9.
According to instructor Dirk Charlson, “It has only been in the past two or three years that drones have become common place. Anyone may purchase an inexpensive drone off the shelf and take high quality pictures. However, most people do not realize that the use of drones is regulated by the FAA, and there are different rules for flying a drone for recreation or to make money.”
This course will educate participants on what drones to buy and when, where, and how to fly it. During the six week course participants will learn the basics of recreational and commercial unmanned-aerial vehicles. Topics include history and application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’s in military, commercial, and private aviation; FAA regulations; drone safety and operation; and commercial applications. Minimum age is 16 to attend the course.
“My hope is for students to leave this class with a working knowledge of some of the key FAA rules, as well as, having a greater appreciation and understanding of how drones fly and how to fly them safely for everyone’s enjoyment,” Charlson says.
To register, call the NIACC Continuing Education at 1-888-466-4222 ext. 4358.
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