Dozens Turn Out For Inaugural Drone Boot Camp At University Of Hawai'i | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne Unmanned-
Alt. Wednesdays

Airborne Flight Training-Alt. Wednesdays

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne Special Programs!
Airborne-YouTube Airborne Unlimited--11.23.20 Airborne-Unmanned--11.18.20   Airborne-Flight Training--11.04.20 Airborne Unlimited--11.20.20  The 2020 Avionics Innovation Preview!

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--11.23.20

Airborne-Unmanned--11.18.20

Airborne-Flight Training--11.04.20

Airborne Unlimited--11.20.20

Airborne's Annual April 1st Episode

Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Dozens Turn Out For Inaugural Drone Boot Camp At University Of Hawai'i

Basic Instruction For Safe Drone Operation Provided At The Event

“Coolest event ever!” That’s how Margo Edwards described the first-ever drone boot camp at Les Murakami Stadium at the University of Hawai'i. About 100 people attended the March 30 event hosted by the University of Hawai'i Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation.

Edwards, director of ARL, said many of the 60 people who registered to get expert instruction about piloting a drone aircraft told her the event was exactly what they needed after they purchased a drone and then realized they really were afraid to fly (pronounced “crash”) their expensive aircraft. “As this technology pops out into the world UH personnel have the skill set to be able to respond very quickly to people who need our help and say, here’s how you do it,” she said.

Certified trainers provided basic instructions for operating unmanned aerial systems as well as reference materials to understand federal airspace regulations. The event included a drone racing exhibition and displays of different drones and their applications by UH Manoa engineering laboratories, commercial vendors and federal agencies.

“We did learn a lot,” said Henry Paguirigan who attended the event with his 9-year-old son Troy. Paguirigan said the main thing for him was that he bought a drone and wasn’t really sure how to or where to fly it because of all the rules and regulations. He said he is much more confident now, and so is Troy.

(Image provided with University of Hawai'i news release. Troy Paguirigan watches a live video feed on a monitor to pilot his drone aircraft at the UH drone boot camp. Photo by Darrell Leong, UH Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation)

FMI: www.hawaii.edu

Advertisement

More News

Power, Pulchritude and Performance: Flight Testing the Pipistrel Panthera-Part 5

Power, Pulchritude and Performance: Flight Testing the Pipistrel Panthera, Part 5 ANN E-I-C Note: Slowly… but… surely… the flight test series progresses&hellip>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.28.20): Cross (Fix) At Or Above (Altitude)

Cross (Fix) At Or Above (Altitude) Used by ATC when an altitude restriction at a specified fix is required. It does not prohibit the aircraft from crossing the fix at a higher alti>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 11.18.20: DJI AGRAS T20, DoT BEYOND, Workhorse TC App

Also: Autel and DroneSense, Pennsylvania CAP Wing, Airspace Link, Beringer Aero DJI is aiming at the farming market with its latest agriculture drone, the DJI AGRAS T20. This agric>[...]

Airborne-Flight Training 11.25.20: Sonaca 200, Airbus-Pilot Cadets, EASA-Cert

Also: Remote Sim Training, PC-12 NGX FTD, CAE Acquires, Middle East Training and Support Contracts In March 2020, Aero Locarno (Switzerland) signed an order for 5 Sonaca 200 Traine>[...]

Airborne 11.23.20: Drone Pilot Arrest, AirVenture 2021!, Virtual WAI

Also: Vega Flight VV17, Expanded ISS Crew, XTI Aircraft-Verdego Aero, Helo Maritime Strike Squadron 37 Special agents with the FBI this week arrested a Hollywood man on a federal c>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2020 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC