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Savannah Technical College to offer FAA Drone Pilot Certification Class

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SAVANNAH, GA – Savannah Technical College’s Professional and Continuing Education division has partnered with CrossFlight Sky Solutions to offer training for FAA Certified Commercial Drone Pilots. CrossFlight Sky Solutions are recognized experts in the SUAS / Drone technology field.

The 22-hour program covers FAA rules and regulations, airspace classifications, risk assessment tools, aeronautical decision making, airport operations, weather and much more. Students will also take part in both a manual and automated hands-on flying segment during the class, as well as discuss potential career paths in the exploding drone technology field.

“Through this partnership we desire to create a wave of certified commercial FAA drone pilots, ready to begin and carve their careers in the exciting and fast growing drone technology industry,” said CrossFlight CEO Jerry Whittaker. “We feel that this partnership fits perfectly with Savannah Technical College’s commitment to excellence in advanced technology.”

The class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the week of October 29 (Monday through Friday), plus 9 am to noon on Saturday November 10 at STC’s Crossroad Technology Campus. The cost per attendee is $595. There is an additional fee for the FAA certification commercial drone pilot exam, which students may schedule after completion of the course. For more information, or to register for the class, please visit www.savannahtech.edu/pce-drone contact Janie Gordon at 912-443-5341 or jgordon@savannahtech.edu

For more information on CrossFlight Sky Solutions, please contact Brian McGuire at 843-338-0759 or brian@crossflightskysolutions.com.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Contact SACSCOC for questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College. All questions about admission, enrollment, job placement, and related matters should be directed to an appropriate office at Savannah Technical College. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4500.

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#1907 | August 16, 2018

Register/Course Information: Janie Gordon
912.443.5341 or jgordon@savannahtech.edu

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu