Basic Drone Training

Have you always wanted to experience flying a drone? Do you already own a drone that has had a dangerously close encounter with a tree?

This super-fun, basic drone training is for anyone interested in learning more about the basics of drone operation. Participants will be provided with a training drone, and by using obstacles, skills cards and lots of hands-on experience, this fast-paced session will take you from beginning to intermediate and even advanced flight skill! Your instructor, Sue Bickford, will be bringing a commercial grade drone for a demonstration flight outside afterward (weather permitting) for an optional group photo! This is a great way to spend a summer morning with friends and family!

This class is for Ages 8+

  • Ages 8-13 (with an adult)
  • Ages 14+ (no adult accompaniment needed)

Try one session or come back for more fun and learning!


  • Thursday, July 15th: 10am – Noon
  • Thursday, July 29th: 10am – Noon
  • Thursday, August 19th: 10am – Noon

Cost: $48/per session/per participant

Where: All training sessions will be held at York County Community College, 112 College Dr., Wells, ME 04090

Instructor Bio:
Sue Bickford is the owner of New England UAV, a drone education company that brings drone training to people of all ages. Her current project, 1,000 Drones for 1,000 Girls seeks to provide middle school girls with training drones and online tutorials to advance interest in STEM based careers for young women. For more information, send a note to


Basic Drone Training

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