Future Drone Pilots?
With drones being such a ‘hot’ topic within current affairs, it was a pleasure for the Royal Aeronautical Society to host its first Drone Masterclass for young people. This interactive opportunity was organised through Shemaps, James Cook University Australia and the University of Exeter and aimed at girls who often don’t take up similar opportunities. We were delighted to welcome 48 secondary school students from St Martin-in-the-field School for Girls in London, Millais School in Horsham and The Portsmouth Academy have such as fantastic day learning about various aspects of drone flying.
The students were first engaged in learning about the core stages of safety, manual flight and coding for autonomous flight. Secondly the girls were able to immerse themselves in using drones for scientific research, such as aerial mapping and photography, as well as being able to enhance their piloting skills.