Drone Club Gathers for Socially-Distant Meeting

In a local park near National Aviation Academy’s New England campus, the sounds of drones whizzing by filled the air as students met for their latest Drone Club meeting.

Led by Garrett Connolly, Manager of Student Services in New England, the students had a guided discussion on smart and safe drone operations. Additionally, the club also covered Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft regulations that are set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Part 107 Regulations

The FAA has set strict regulations for small unmanned aircraft (UAS) operations to further ensure the safety of the operators of drones and those people around them. Obvious rules are set in place, such as avoiding manned aircraft when manipulating controls of a UAS and keeping your it within sight.

Not just anyone can buy and operate a UAS as they please! To operate the controls of a small UAS under Part 107, you need a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating, or be under the direct supervision of a person who holds such a certificate.

During the meeting, National Aviation Academy’s Drone Club overviewed the process of obtaining a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate and the best study techniques to prepare for the written exam.

Honing Drone Skills

The club concluded the meeting with some safe drone flying around the park to sharpen their operation skills! The future of New England’s Drone Club is bright, thanks to the students who understand and follow the Part 107 regulations!

Furthermore, the club introduces students to the joys of operating a UAS while being conscious of the safety of themselves and those around them.

If you would like to join NAA’s Drone Club in New England, please reach out to Garrett Connolly in Student Services! You don’t have to own a drone to join, just an interest in learning more about them!