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A participant of one of Purdue Extension’s previous UAV Technology programs operates a UAV during the practice flight lab portion.

This March, Purdue Extension is offering a UAV Technology program at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Are you interested in flying a UAV (also known as a drone) for commercial purposes? Do you want to use one to scout farm fields, inspect buildings, or for any other business purpose? If you do, you will be required to have an FAA Part 107 Certification to be able to fly a UAV for commercial purposes.

This four-session program will cover FAA test preparation, flight instructions, camera settings, flight plans and record keeping, data management, image quality and troubleshooting, sensors and artificial intelligence, and emergency preparation.

Each session will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on March 1, 3, 8 and 10.

All sessions will be held at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E, 100S, Lebanon, IN 46052.

According to Purdue Extension, people who have taken this course in the past have reported great results when they take the FAA Part 107 Certification Exam.

The cost of the program is $200. To register use the link, https://www.cvent.com/d/v7qt3v. When you register, be sure to select the location where you will be taking the course. A virtual option is available through one session is devoted to hands-on flying. The registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 25.

For additional information on the Purdue Extension UAV program, including case studies demonstrating uses, go to this link: https://extension.purdue.edu/uav/.