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Criminal Justice Drone students pass unmanned pilot’s drone test

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Gerald Steffen
Melianys Rodriguez, Keira Oxendine, Kaitlyn Pham, Andre Logan and Nathaniel Tyler pose with the drones.

On Friday, January 20, students in Mr.Steffen’s Criminal Justice Drone class took the FAA Part 107 Unmanned Pilot’s Test for Drones. This test measures students’ knowledge of many areas of small unmanned aircraft systems, including types of airspace, flight restrictions, aviation weather sources and effects of weather, and general aeronautical knowledge.

Andre Logan, Keira Oxendine, Kaitlyn Pham, Melianys Rodriguez and Nathaniel Tyler passed the test, gaining certification that allows them to fly over people, at night and over moving vehicles without a waiver. 

Oxendine was shocked she passed but recognizes the opportunities this certification affords: “This is a great accomplishment because drones offer many great jobs.”

Even though some students were nervous about the test. Many students felt confident about the test because they felt like the teacher Mr. Steffen had helped them prepare for the test. 

Logan said, “We took like hundreds of practice tests in class and during our free time.  What also helped was all the videos and notes we did in class.”

Rodriguez also studied the notes she’d taken and took practice tests. She said that was “so excited that all my hard work paid off.”