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Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus offers drone program for teens

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus offers drone program for teens

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus offers an online drone program for teens this summer.

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus offers drone program for teens

The drone program is called UAS Virtual Academy and is meant for kids ages 14-17. The program aims to teach students foundational aviation skills, flight maneuvers, safety procedures, photography, and videography basics. As well as mentorship from K-State Polytechnic staff and students.

The program is quite inexpensive at $49 for one week (June 22-26). A drone is not included so student will have to bring their own unmanned aircraft.

After registration, students will receive an instruction kit including a logbook and landing pad.

The drone program consists of online lessons and flight training that can be done at a time and place convenient for the student. Industry experts will also be offering insight into potential careers.

After successfully completing the course a special achievement package will be received through the mail. Credits can be transferred to a collegiate UAS program if desired.

Registration for this course closes on June 15 at noon. To register or see recommended drones for the class visit the K-State Polytechnic website. For more information contact professional education and outreach for the university at 785-826-2633 or email [email protected].

 

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