LEWISTON, Idaho – The second annual Community Drone Day will take place this Saturday at 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Lewis-Clark State College Schweitzer Career & Technical Education Center, located at 2947 Cecil Andrus Way in Lewiston.
The free event will show how to fly a drone and participants are encouraged to bring their drones to fly. All drones must be flown through the Aloft app for safety and compliance. Using the app, attendees will be able to request FAA authorization to legally fly as high as 100 feet at the event.
Sponsored by LC State, Idaho Forest Group (IFG), Minds-I and the U.S. Air Force, the event also features tours of the Schweitzer CTE Center at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and Minds-I is bringing its competitive drone cage system that is approximately 20 X 28 feet wide and 15 feet high. The cage allows for indoor or outdoor competitive drone competitions. IFG will have one of its large drones on display and will have officials there to answer questions and to help with flying drones.
Also at the event will be a children’s activity corner and IFG has 35 drones it will give away on a first-come, first-serve basis, but only one per family. Leaded Rose coffee and Marana’s Tamales food trucks also will be on site for food and drink purchases.
The event is the brainchild of LC State CTE dean Jeff Ober after he attended a national conference that featured drones.
For more information on the event, contact Julie Lorentz, CTE program assistant at LC State, at either [email protected] or 208-792-2871.