Drones are cool. They are replacing the toy airplane in ways kids have only dreamed of. Remote controlled vehicles of all sorts have been under-the-tree staples for decades.
But as Peter Parker’s uncle once said “With great power comes great responsibility”. And as the drone gets lighter, faster and carries cameras that approach sci-fi levels of detail and distance, those in charge need to make sure we know what we can and cannot do. We being kids and the adults responsible for teaching others.
So educating the next generation of drone users is the biggest priority.
What you'll Learn in this section
Who this is for
Why do we have Drone Safety?
Drones and UAS systems are becoming more and more popular. Once a hobby for enthusiasts who needed special pilot training are now available for kids.
Most Drones are recommended for use by kids from 12 and over but some are produced for kids from 8 years of age. But lets be honest here folks, so are mobile phones.
How to Prepare for using and Observing Drones
EASA has a great website with lots of great resources for kids and classrooms. You can go to their website and have a look at the “open” category that deals with the recreational drones kids are most likely to encounter.