Explore Drone Usage in Parks and Indoor Facilities
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and the DC Area Drone Users Group (DUG) will hold their second Drone 101 program on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. As drones have surged in popularity, hobbyists must be knowledgeable of the rules that govern their use. This program aims to assist enthusiasts get the most of their drones and avoid penalties that can result from misuse. The first workshop drew a large crowd, and undoubtedly, this additional event will be popular as well.
There will be a brief discussion and then hands-on flight demos of small, unmanned aircraft systems at the South Run District Park field house. Members of DUG will present the Drone 101 orientation that answers questions about the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulation of drones and airspace, basic safety, the “dos and don’ts” of flying a drone and the difference between hobbyists and commercial drone operators.
Following the short presentation, participants will have the chance to conduct short, indoor flights of drones provided by DUG members. Registration is not required.
South Run District Park is located at 7550 Reservation Drive in Springfield, VA. For more information call 703-866-0566 or visit online at South Run RECenter.
For more information about the drone program please contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or via Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.