Drone class being offered to help local entrepreneurs soar

Published: Jan. 24, 2018 at 8:21 PM EST
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Beginning February 1, a new syllabus will be landing in one Pitt Community College classroom.

For the first time ever, PCC is offering a class about drones. Instructors say they started this course because they want people to learn how to use these little aircrafts safely and legally.

People hoping to use a drone for their business or agency need to take an FAA test before they can begin operation.

This course will prepare them, reviewing things like weather and airspace regulations so students can pass the test with flying colors.

"For the entrepreneur our there, there are all sorts of applications drones can be used for, its kind of endless, the sky is the limit when it comes to drones," says Dr. Dan Mayo, dean of the college's Public Services and Fine Arts Division.

The course is part of PCC's continuing education program. That means for $200, anyone in the community can sign up and start preparing for the FAA certification test if you plan to use your drone for professional or business purposes.