Drones – Learn to Fly

Learn to Fly Drones is a new online, interactive class that introduces drone basics to students of all ages —– before they send drone equipment into the air.

Designed and led by Virginia Tech instructors, the course reviews drone basics, explains the steps to earning a Drone license, and allows students to practice navigating drones in simulation BEFORE taking equipment aloft.  

How it Works

Learn to Fly Drones! will be offered Summer 2020. 

Students login to a virtual classroom from the STEM+ website. The virtual classroom outlines the weekly schedule of activities, videos, and assignments. 

The schedule includes live online Zoom sessions  with the course instructor. These sessions anchor the course for students. and provide interaction and encouragement.  Live online sessions may include class demos, Q&As, or general discussions about data analytics in our current world. 

STEM+ may be allowed to offer optional in-person afternoon labs at the Roanoke Higher Education Center (pending state guidelines and restrictions). When we have more information, we will share it with the registered students.

Explore Data Analytics is offered through STEM+ by Commonwealth Systems.

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 live online sessions with instructor



Limited scholarships are available. 


Dean McIntyre