PacificUAV pilot and instructor Pano Skrivanos is proud to announce his involvement in the curriculum development and delivery of the First Nations Technology Program‘s brand new Drone Stewardship Program. The three week pilot course was hosted by Seabird College on the unceded homelands of Stó:lō Nation in January and February of 2020. Twelve students from six BC First Nations were provided with an understanding of drone management through experiential learning, ground school, and applied learning. This course was offered in partnership with Flytbox Aerial Solutions to prepare students for the Transport Canada Small Basic RPAS exam. In addition, students also received their Restricted Radio Operator Certificate with Aeronautical qualification (ROC-A).
Pano talks about the Program in a November 2019 interview with FNTC here.
This is the first program of its kind to offer comprehensive training in the theory, set up and application of drones with an Indigenous community context. Future deliveries are planned. To keep updated on the latest news visit the program’s website: https://technologycouncil.ca/drone/