Skydio Conjures up Subsequent Technology of Ladies Drone Pilots with Youth Fly Day
by DRONELIFE Workers Author Ian M. Crosby
Photographs, courtesy Skydio.
Drone producer and chief in autonomous flight Skydio not too long ago held its Youth Fly Day, an occasion that introduced collectively 75 Freshman college students from ICA Cristo Rey All Women Academy of San Francisco for a hands-on studying expertise with drones.
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The Skydio crew held Youth Fly Day in an effort to assist encourage the subsequent era of ladies pilots and engineers. In accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s annual statistics, ladies made up solely 7.6% of registered Distant Pilots on the finish of 2021. Constructing off of the earlier 12 months’s Ladies’s Fly Day, Skydio offered an area for younger ladies to have interaction with drones and study extra concerning the know-how.
Skydio selected ICA for the occasion because of the college’s confirmed report of supporting younger ladies to and thru school, in addition to its concentrate on new fields of lecturers, equivalent to STEM and programming.
“I used to be extremely fortunate to be uncovered to drones and robotics at a younger age, and we’re tremendous keen about sharing that chance,” mentioned Skydio CEO Adam Bry. “By internet hosting occasions like this for our local people and youth teams, we’re hoping that what we do day after day can encourage the subsequent era of pilots, engineers, and technologists of the longer term.”
College students traveled from station to station, every providing info on a wide range of matters starting from the physics of drones and use circumstances to photogrammetry scanning and cinematography with drones. The scholars have been additionally given the chance to fly the drones themselves, receiving hands-on expertise with Skydio know-how equivalent to monitoring and 3D Scan. The occasion additionally included a profession panel, with lots of the ladies of Skydio providing their recommendation and perception from their very own experiences in STEM careers within the drone business.
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Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he acquired a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in know-how, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a employees author.
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