Drone Festival shines the spotlight on MVCC’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Diploma Program
UTICA, NY – The MVCC Unmanned Aerial Solutions Club hosted a drone festival on Saturday in the main quad at the college’s Utica campus.
The event featured interactive demonstrations of many types of drones, including racing drones, hands-on racing simulators, and the ability to fly a mini-drone. Beginners had the opportunity to fly a hovering drone to get a feel for the controls.
It gave attendees interested in learning more about drones a chance to meet industry leaders, faculty, and students from the MVCC’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Diploma Program.
MVCC Professor William Judycki says using drones today is more than just a hobby.
“If you are a rancher or farmer, and you own a few hundred to a few thousand acres and you want to know how your crops are growing, you just need to connect a specific sensor, program the area you want Check , sit down and hit the go button. When the plane returns, you can download the information and find out where the specific places are where your crops aren’t growing well. “
Judycki says applications for the use of drones are only limited to the imagination.