Today we piloted (heh) a new drone program in the Chalsty Center.
Members of our STEM education team ran a Drone Flight School workshop for small groups of guests who were interested in learning how to fly one of the fastest growing aeronautical technologies in the country.
Drone Flight School training in the Chalsty Center :) pic.twitter.com/eUpZbtClms— LibertyScienceCenter (@LibertySciCtr) October 13, 2014
Before taking to the air, guests were given a 15 minute presentation on the physics of flight and discussed the four aerodynamic forces that act upon an aircraft:
Following the flight lesson guests piloted drones through a timed obstacle course, competing to see who could fly it the fastest. The program was a huge success, and you can be sure we’ll have more drone programs at Liberty Science Center in the future.