Drone session for kids scheduled

Published Dec 6, 2017 at 4:00pm

An Experience FPV (First Person View) beginner drone flying session for ages 11-plus will be hosted by the CNY Drones community group on Dec. 29 from 8-10 p.m. at the Utica Jewish Community Center, 2310 Oneida St.

The program size is limited to 10 participants, and online pre-registration is required with a Dec. 24 deadline. The fee is $40 and includes use of a drone with camera, radio controller and FPV goggles. To register, go to www.cnydrones.org online.

The program is for those new to flying drones using FPV goggles, said CNY Drones, adding that experienced drone enthusiasts will share their knowledge and give advice on flying safely indoors using Tiny Whoop drones; the participant-to-mentor ratio will be 2 to 1. A test flight zone at the Jewish Community Center will allow for flying practice in a controlled environment.