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 w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-03.18.19

Airborne Unmanned-03.19.19

Airborne Unlimited-03.20.19

AMA Drone Report-03.21.19

Airborne Unlimited-03.22.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-03.18.19

Airborne Unmanned-03.19.19

Airborne Unlimited-03.20.19

AMA Drone Report-03.21.19

Airborne Unlimited-03.22.19

ANN's AEA 2019 LIVE Coverage Starts Monday, March 25th at 1115ET, 0815PT. Continues Tuesday/Wednesday. www.airborne-live.net -- Don't Miss It!

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

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.24.19)

“It’s challenging to electrify aviation using batteries or fuel cells in part because of the weight restrictions on aircraft, so liquid biofuels have the potential to p>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 03.19.19: State Farm, AirMap And Honeywell, DJI Complies

Also: AUVSI Startup Showdown, senseFly eBee X, Airbus' Skyways Drone, Airborne Programming! As State Farm launched their new drone program to better assist customers after storm da>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.23.19): Random RNAV Routes

Random RNAV Routes Direct routes, based on area navigation capability, between waypoints defined in terms of latitude/longitude coordinates, degree-distance fixes, or offsets from >[...]

AMA Drone Report 03.21.19: New FAA Boss, Great Lakes Drone Co, UAV Retrieval

Also: Skylum Introduces Airmagic, Resort Community Ban, State Farm Drone Pilots, Airborne Programming Well... there’s good news and bad news coming from Washington, DC... wit>[...]

Aero-Help Wanted: ANN REALLY Needs A Sales Pro

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel E-I-C Note: For some reason, finding really motivated/honest/professional sales help has been a tough gi>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC