Coastal drone operations

In this course, students continue to explore integration and application of UAS resources in United States airspace.

boys in field

They focus on building and executing drone field operations. The content includes the second half of Part 107 ground school instruction. Each student is issued a ready to fly  quad copter or fixed wing drone which are used to create photo mosaics, topographic, vegetation, and 3D aerial maps while following lesson plans in radio communications, performance, physiological factors, decision making, airport operations, maintenance and pre-flight procedures. In addition students experience flying a fixed wing drone over larger areas (below is a sample plan for a flight for a marsh restoration area in Yaquina Bay).

flight path


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Dr. Chuck Getter

Teaching marine biology with drones

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