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Campus News

December 4th, 2018

Drone technology and flight training course to be offered at GC

Garrett College is offering a one-credit course on Drone Technology and Flight Training, during the upcoming winter session in January. The course will be held January 7-10 and January 14-17 beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 12 p.m. noon. Course participants will build and configure their very own drone.

Early registration is encouraged as there are limited seats available for this course. There is a lab fee ($100) that covers the cost of the drone and controller that each student will build and keep.

"Students will learn how to build and configure their own FPV Tiny Whoop racing drone," said Phil Malone, instructor for the course. "Participants will use a simulator to learn and refine their flight skills before taking on live flight exercises and indoor racing activities."

The class will cover drone components, flight theory and touch on commercial applications. Malone (a Remote Pilot) will also explain the FAA’s drone pilot requirements, but this course is not a Part 107 Remote Pilot class.

A Garrett County resident, Malone has more than 30 years of experience in robotics. He founded the GEARS robotics center in Accident, and for the past 12 years has mentored youth robotics teams in the area, including Garrett College’s robotics team, Project Kraken.

To register, please contact Garrett College Office of Admissions at 301-387-3044 or For additional information on the course, contact Phil Malone at