Drone pilot training begins

The Celebrate Freedom Foundation has initiated drone pilot training for students the Lexington-Richland School District Five.

The CFF course of instruction provides in-classroom hands-on training, every two weeks through the current school year. The course content is provided by CFF, FAA, and licensed drone pilots.

Career opportunities for drone pilots is projected to grow by 51 percent over the next five years, with the creation of 100,000 pilot jobs by 2025. The current annual salary in the U.S. for FAA licensed drone pilot is $68,500.

CFF is actively working with sponsors to help provide a sustainable pipeline of qualified drone pilots to fill current and future jobs in a number of career fields which include public safety, agriculture, construction and the military.

If you are interested in being a part of this program or would like to have the program come to your school, you can call 803-822-8812 or email [email protected].