Drone flight school takes off in Morehead

Published: Jun. 13, 2016 at 3:45 PM EDT
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Monday is the first day of flight school for a group in Morehead, but there's a catch, they won't be going into the air themselves; welcome to Drone School.

"We're actually teaching them the knowledge they're going to need to go to the FAA to take the license that they're coming out with for the drone pilot certificate," Unmanned Services Inc. president Chris Stiles said.

The four-day class at the State Fire Rescue Training Center in Morehead is the first of it's kind from Unmanned Services Inc, and there's a lot to learn in four days.

"Drones can be as simple as you can buy one and fly it as a toy and they're becoming very simple to fly," Stiles said.

While some may hear the word "drone" and immediately think about those used by the military, students say there's nothing to be afraid of.

"They hear a key word and it brings up certain images and they key on that," drone school student Glen Sizemore said. "If they think about it, a car is dangerous but people drive them all the time and don't think about it. These are less dangerous than an automobile."

Another class will open up this August. The four day course costs $1,500 for commercial users.