UTICA, NY - MVCC'S Unmanned Aerial Solutions Club hosted a drone festival Saturday in the main quad at the college’s Utica campus.
The event featured interactive demonstrations of many different types of drones, including racing drones, hands-on racing simulators, and the opportunity to fly a mini-drone. First-timers got the opportunity to pilot a hover drone so they could get a feel for the controls.
It gave attendees who are interested in learning more about drones a chance to meet leaders in the industry and faculty and students from MVCC's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems degree program.
MVCC Professor William Judycki, says drone use today is more than just a hobby.
"If you're a rancher or a farmer, and you have a couple hundred to a couple thousand acres, and you'd like to find out how your crops are growing, you just attach a specific sensor, program the area you want to check out, sit back and hit the go button. When the aircraft returns, you can download the information and tell where the specific spots are your crops are not growing well."
Judycki says the applications for drone use are only limited to the imagination.