Coastal Drone Academy is a Science, Technical, Engineering, and Math (STEM) extension program within Career Technical Charter High School in Lincoln City. Community Services Consortium (CSC) is the parent organization of Career Tech High School. Coastal Drone Academy students map coastal towns, forests, wetlands, bays, and beaches. This year we will also be building drones such as … Continue reading AV 101 Introduction to Drones


Get a trainer drone, log hours of flight time, and learn to fly it.

AV 101 Drone Introduction (Year 1-Fall & Spring) Lecture: PREREQUISITE TO ALL DRONE COURSES. This course introduces students to unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and surveys current UAS platforms, sensors, terminology, challenges to integrating UAS to the national airspace system, and operations under FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regulations for small unmanned aircraft (Part 107).  Content includes the first half of the FAA Part 107 ground school instruction.  Students use this knowledge to begin studying for their FAA Remote Pilot (Part 107) Knowledge Test.  Lab: Students are issued a trainer (sUAS). They learn to fly them, log time, and practice using lesson plans in the airspace, weather, performance, loading, emergency procedures, and crew resource management for the lab portion. 

Fall & Spring Term – 0.5 Credit hours in Career & Technical Education; Lab Packs and Workshop Simulators Limit Class Size

Author: Dr. Chuck Getter

Nationally certified drone coach and instructor. Co-developed NOAA's ESI coastal mapping method. 25,000 miles mapped so far.

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  1. I just read about your work at Netarts Bay in the recent edition of the News Times. I am the Director of Operations at the Port of Newport, and we would be interested in learning more about eelgrass mapping if you might be able to help us in a similar fashion at the Port of Newport. We would like to identify our eelgrass beds as well as areas where there is no eelgrass so that we can plan for future development and environmental mitigation efforts. Is there a way I can contact you?

    Aaron Bretz

    Port of Newport



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