First in Flight; Cleburne High School Lands its First Certified Drone Pilot

It was a happy landing for Elizabeth Youngberg in becoming Cleburne High School’s first student to achieve the Federal Aviation Administration 107 Drone Pilot Certification.

Youngberg, an incoming junior, was among several CHS engineering students to undergo the industry-standard FAA exam just prior to the end of the school year.

As a member of the Engineering Design, I class, offered through the Career and Technical Education program, she received instruction and hands-on experience with classroom drones, which included the construction and programming of unmanned aerial vehicles.

The study and operation of drones have also been added to the curriculum in Cleburne’s advanced Law Enforcement and Public Safety classes, as students learn about their utilization in search and seizure and rescue operations.

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