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Skydio Youth Fly Day – sUAS Information – The Enterprise of Drones

Mira Marquez

In accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s annual statistics, girls comprised solely 7.6% of registered Distant Pilots (aka licensed drone pilots) on the finish of 2021. Whereas it’s a slight improve from previous years, there’s no query that the drone business can and may make closing the gender hole a precedence.

At Skydio, we’re dedicated to doing our half. Constructing off final 12 months’s profitable Women’s Fly Day, Skydio dedicated to increasing this 12 months’s efforts into our local people by offering a welcoming house for younger girls to have interaction with drones and study extra concerning the expertise.

Not too long ago, we have been excited to host a Youth Fly Day, bringing collectively 75 Freshman college students from ICA Cristo Rey All Ladies Academy of San Francisco for a day of hands-on publicity to and schooling about drones. It was an thrilling alternative for the Skydio staff to assist encourage the subsequent technology of ladies pilots and engineers.

ICA was chosen because of their ongoing funding and dedication to schooling and the confirmed success of supporting younger girls to and thru school – 85% of ICA Cristo Rey graduates are first-generation school certain. Moreover ICA has an ongoing dedication to new areas of teachers, together with a give attention to STEM lessons and programming, the place they provide a variety of lessons for the scholars together with conceptual physics to internet programming.

“I used to be extremely fortunate to be uncovered to drones and robotics at a younger age, and we’re tremendous captivated with sharing that chance. 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 longer term.” – Adam Bry, CEO of Skydio

On the Youth Fly Day, college students rotated between stations to study quite a lot of matters, from the physics of drones and use instances to photogrammetry scanning and cinematography with drones. They even have been in a position to fly the drones themselves and skilled a few of Skydio’s distinctive capabilities like monitoring and 3D Scan firsthand. College students gained perception into a variety of technical performance from how thermal cameras and antennas work to photogrammetry and the way propellers work on quadcopters.

The day additionally featured a profession panel the place lots of the girls of Skydio shared recommendation and learnings from their very own journeys pursuing STEM careers within the drone business.

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