Drone Workshops Have Returned!

By Bryan Roberts, September 23, 2021


The Ithaca College Drone Squadron is a collective of individuals—students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and friends of the College—who seek to use unmanned aircraft systems to help educate and provide services to Ithaca College and the greater Central New York community in ways that foster and support the core values of our institution: intellect, creativity, & character.

Since 2017, IC-affiliated individuals have had the opportunity to take a free three-day drone workshop and then sit for the FAA 107 exam. Successful passing of the 107 will certify a person as a licensed commercial drone pilot—this opens a myriad of revenue generating opportunities. Our pilots have flown missions used in commercial and documentary filmmaking, aerial journalism, assisting local law enforcement, HVAC and roof inspections, and real estate marketing; just to name a few fields.

We are excited to announce the dates of our first two fall workshops. Please note that these workshops are Friday (noon—6), Saturday (9—5), and Sunday (9—5) —you must be able to attend all three days!

October 15, 16, & 17

November 12, 13, & 14

December TBA (will be 100% virtual)

To RSVP or for further information, please contact Associate Dean Bryan Roberts at broberts@ithaca.edu

IC Drone Squadron


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Bryan M. Roberts at broberts@ithaca.edu or 6072743898. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.