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Learn to safely pilot a drone at WCC Community and Continuing Education class

Post Date:02/22/2016 6:00 a.m.

Bellingham, Wash. – Learn to safely pilot a drone – and receive a drone of your own – in a new class offered by Whatcom Community College’s Community and Continuing Education program. The three-session Basic Drone Piloting and Safety will be offered 1-5 p.m. Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 13. The $299 registration fee includes a drone that participants will own at the end of class. You must be 18 or older to enroll. The College will offer a class for younger students this summer.

Students will develop baseline drone piloting skills in a safe, friendly environment. Learn to operate simulators and your own drone aircraft – included with registration —under the supervision of expert instructors from the Unmanned Vehicle Institute. Interactive classroom sessions will clarify basic terminology, aeronautical principles and safety considerations. This beginning course provides a fundamental knowledge of aerial vehicles and their commercial potential. 

To register, call 360.383.3200 or online at

About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College is a regionally and nationally accredited two-year college with an accomplished faculty and staff who serve 11,000 students annually. On its campus in Bellingham, Wash., and through online courses, Whatcom offers transfer degrees, professional and technical training programs, as well as basic education, job skills, and Community & Continuing Education classes. For more information, visit

Contact: Mary Vermillion, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310,

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