Drones. Amazing tools and fun toys. They can be used to observe property isolated by storms, map routes through damaged areas, capture images for news, help in search and rescue missions. Drones are considered “real” aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). All operators must comply with the National Airspace System (NAS) rules, regulations, and safety requirements. For instance, any drone weighing more than half a pound and flown outdoors must be registered. It’s a growth industry expected to employ at least 40,000 people over the next ten years. In this class, you will learn all about flying drones safely and legally in Fairfield County airspace. You’ll have the opportunity to see several types of drones and participate in a flight demonstration. Our instructors are Sean McEvoy and Dick Aarons–both members of the Ridgefield Office of Emergency Management sUAS Team.