Hackett High School Begins Drone Program


Hackett High School Computer Science teacher, Tracie Opolka, attended a week-long training on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or Drones. She spent the entire week at Beebe High School learning how to build, fly, and teach this three-year course.

Students will have the opportunity to take three-level courses that span the spectrum from the basics of aviation, safety and principles of flight to design and manufacturing, industry specific applications, troubleshooting and maintenance, regulations, and mission planning, execution and debriefing.

Students can earn the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate by the end of the second level.  The third level helps them prepare for drone-related career and entrepreneurial opportunities.

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