Skydio Conjures up Subsequent Technology of Girls Drone Pilots with Youth Fly Day
by DRONELIFE Employees Author Ian M. Crosby
Photographs, courtesy Skydio.
Drone producer and chief in autonomous flight Skydio just lately 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 staff held Youth Fly Day in an effort to assist encourage the subsequent technology of girls pilots and engineers. In keeping with the Federal Aviation Administration’s annual statistics, girls made up solely 7.6% of registered Distant Pilots on the finish of 2021. Constructing off of the earlier yr’s Girls’s Fly Day, Skydio offered an area for younger girls to have interaction with drones and be taught extra in regards to the expertise.
Skydio selected ICA for the occasion as a result of faculty’s confirmed document of supporting younger girls to and thru school, in addition to its give attention to new fields of lecturers, resembling 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 technology of pilots, engineers, and technologists of the long run.”
College students traveled from station to station, every providing info on a wide range of subjects starting from the physics of drones and use instances to photogrammetry scanning and cinematography with drones. The scholars had been additionally given the chance to fly the drones themselves, receiving hands-on expertise with Skydio expertise resembling monitoring and 3D Scan. The occasion additionally included a profession panel, with lots of the girls of Skydio providing their recommendation and perception from their very own experiences in STEM careers within the drone trade.
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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 expertise, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a workers author.
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