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IVCC offers all-day drone workshop

Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Office will offer an all-day drone workshop Saturday, April 28, in CTC-124.

The 9 a.m. to noon “Drones 101” (HLR-5902-04) beginning class is for individuals thinking about getting a drone or who aren’t sure what to do with their new drone. It covers basic drone flying techniques and safety tips, the difference between a toy and a professional drone, and whether a drone needs to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The 1 to 4 p.m. “Drones 102” (HLR-5902-14) advanced class is for individuals with some experience flying drones and is a more in-depth version of the beginning class. It will cover FAA rules and how to take flying from a hobby to the professional level.

Instructor Bob Myers is retired from the U.S. Air Force. He is an FAA professionally-licensed and experienced small unmanned aircraft (drone) operator, producing aerial photography and providing services for the American Red Cross, fire and police agencies.

A fee is involved, with a discount given to those who register for both classes. Weather permitting, Myers will demonstrate his drone at the end of class.

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