At Pitsco, we’re doing our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Click here for more information.

Comprehensive Drone Education and Training

Our Grades 11-12 Curriculum

Pitsco Education has partnered with CrossFlight Sky Solutions, who has developed a goal-based and student-driven drone curriculum with drone training software for you to use as a part of your STEM/STEAM program. This highly engaging curriculum has been built by certified professionals and former educators and culminates with your students being prepared to pass the FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test. Our goal is to add “FAA-Certified UAS Pilot” to your students’ résumé while in high school!

10 Takeaways from
Our Curriculum and Professional Development

1
FAA Part 107 Preparation
2
Hands-On Flight Training
3
Safety Training
4
Pilot Handbook
5
Risk Mitigation
6
Advanced Flight Training
7
Camera Basics
8
2-D Mapping
9
3-D Modeling
10
Autonomous Flight

Commercial Drone Use Checklist and FAQ

We understand creating a drone program from scratch might be overwhelming, but we are here to help! This checklist was compiled to help school districts implement a drone program that will promote safe operations, limited liability, and procedures for understanding uses and laws.

How Pitsco can help schools achieve successful drone implementations

Recommendations to mitigate inherent risks of flying drones

Understanding uses and laws of drones in education

Program Outcomes

Our Grades 11-12 curriculum is designed to equip students with skills necessary to succeed in high school, in college, in a career, and beyond. This student-driven course will give students the opportunity to explore and become familiar with aviation as well as practice and learn the skills necessary to be a safe and efficient remote pilot in their chosen field. This means we provide lots of time within our programs for collaboration and hands-on activity without sacrificing teacher-led instruction and independent work.

Pitsco Education - Our Programs - Grades 11-12 - Program Outcomes

“As a STEM-based engineering instructor, I am always looking for ways to enhance opportunities for my students. My career center’s mission is “to prepare students for successful careers and post-secondary education through quality instruction,” and this curriculum fits the bill. I believe an Intro to Drones class is beneficial for more than just students wanting to be pilots. This emerging technology promises to be a benefit and serve several industries whether real estate, audio/video, criminal justice, firefighting, marketing, and engineering. Students with knowledge of this essential tool will have an edge over other job candidates in their field of study.”

– James Davis, engineering instructor, Williamston, South Carolina