Northeast Hosts Drone Camp

Published on: July 26, 2018

Certified Drone Pilot James Lesinger demonstrates flying a mini drone for students taking part in a Drone Camp at the Northeast Community College Extended Campus in South Sioux City recently.

During the hands-on camp, students received a basic overview of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations; drone simulators, including a drone racing simulator participants can download to their own computers; and a fast-paced search and rescue mission where participants must use maps, drones and teamwork to deliver items.

Participants also built their own drones to keep, learn how to fly them and earned their Junior Pilot Wings.

Sixty students, ranging in age from 9-14, took part in the weeklong camp. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)