ACE Drone Program Garners Media Attention

Area residents enjoyed Unmanned and Sunny at Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The free drone education and awareness event featured industry experts presenting information about safe drone operation and the upcoming career opportunities that exist in the drone industry.

News Channel 8 WFLA covered the event:

The Ledger published a great article as well:

Possibilities and limitations of flying drones presented

Dan Foard, Emmy-winning cameraman and commercial drone operator, points out details on the DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter during the Unmanned and Sunny seminar at the Florida Air Museum, located on the Sun ‘n Fun Expo Campus Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland on Wednesday.


LAKELAND — A Polk State College professor and Emmy award-winning drone videographer hosted the Unmanned and Sunny drone expo at Sun ‘n Fun’s Florida Air Museum on Wednesday.

Attendees learned what they could do and not do with their unmanned aircraft systems and had the chance to watch Dan Foard, a videographer and aerial cinema pilot, fly his drone.

Ryan Wallace, professor of aerospace science, talked about about potential uses for drones — flying for money, education or fun — and went over common guidelines UAS pilots needed to follow.

For instance, drones cannot be flown higher than 400 feet and must be within the pilot’s eyeshot. Read more on The Ledger website.

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