Community college plans to create indoor drone pavilion for students

Sinclair Community College plans to build a drone pavilion so students can test their drones in a controlled climate, and away from potential FAA laws.

Published Tue, Dec 16 2014 7:30 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:12 PM CST

Students studying unmanned aerial systems and aviation at the Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, will be able to test their creations in a custom 40-foot high pavilion. The school wanted students to be able to test their flying aircraft in a controlled environment, while also not worrying about any Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restrictions.

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"We think it is really important for students to be able to experience the capabilities of flying, said Deb Norris, Sinclair VP for workforce development and corporate services, in a statement published by the Associated Press.

As drones are expected to have a larger role in the United States, colleges and universities want to prepare students for job opportunities - and to give them real-world training in how to design, repair, and use them.

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