Local Youth Take to the Skies with USU Eastern Drone Camps
USU Eastern Press Release
As the 2021 Utah State University Eastern Drone Camps wound down for the summer, parents and teens alike praised the program for making aviation fun and accessible.
“I can’t stop my daughter from talking about drones,” read one parent’s review. “It’s great!”
Organized by the Aggie Drone Academy, the USU Eastern Drone Camps offer 40 grade school students three activity-filled days where they learn about drones and the principles of flight. The program this year was spread across three locations: the Carbon County School District offices, Emery High School and Green River High School.
Campers built gliders, flew fixed-wing drones, piloted drones in a simulator and learned how to use coding to control a quadcopter. At the conclusion of the camp, students piloted drones through an obstacle course and participated in a drone jousting competition.
Shawn “B.W.” Barstow, director of the Aggie Drone Academy and…