Community College of Allegheny County will hold a drone demonstration and press
conference on Allegheny Campus in advance of a new course being offered at the
college—Introduction to small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). The
event will include a demonstration of a small training drone that will be used
during the class, as well as a display of a variety of drones.
Members of the
media and the public will have the opportunity to ask wide-ranging
questions about drone operation, drone safety and the use of recreational and
commercial drones from expert Brian Pitre, co-founder of SkyOp, a small
unmanned aerial systems education company. Pitre is
a 40-year veteran of the computer and information technology industry. He has
held positions with Data General, Prime, and Wang, as well as senior management
positions at Scientific Calculations and Microlytics/Selectronics.
The course, which begins June 20 and runs for three weeks on Monday and
Wednesday evenings, is designed for individuals interested in flying drones for
fun or as a new career. Students will get indoor hands-on flight practice using
a small model quadcopter, receive computer simulator training, learn about the
different types of flight systems and emerging job opportunities and gain an
understanding of safe and legal flying practices. Each student will
receive their own small quadcopter and flight simulator software.
What: CCAC will hold a drone
demonstration and press conference.
When: 1:30 to 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 13
Who: Brian Pitre, co-founder
Dr. Quintin Bullock, president, CCAC
Debra Killmeyer, vice president, Workforce Development, CCAC
Brian Hannon, director, Center for Professional Development, CCAC
Where: CCAC Allegheny Campus gymnasium, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15212
event is open to the media, including still/video cameras.
more information about SkyOp, visit www.skyop.com.
Learn more about the training course.
View the program flyer.
### About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit
students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer
programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce
development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide
affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and
supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for
academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.
CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to approximately
500 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with
accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny
County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.