South Hills Drone Story

We see drones as very valuable tools for the future. In the past 5 years, drones have evolved from toys to tools. South Hills will be offering Professional Development learning opportunities in everything from “Learning to Fly” to using advanced drone capabilities and software for your work. Our After-school and Summer Camps for Teens will provide Central PA with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) learning opportunity in the science and the art of flying drones. Our club and Drone Racing Team will provide the young and old alike with opportunities to hone their skills as drone pilots.

Discover Drones Workshop

A new "STEM" learning adventure for teens (Grades 7-12). Students will build a real racing drone and learn how to fly safely and responsibly. Students will simultaneously be learning about engineering and technology throughout the journey. See below for workshop locations and dates.

Classes are limited to 10 students. Enroll today to reserve your spot!

Gift certificates available

FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot Certification Class

For the working professional who needs to get FAA certified so that he/she can legally fly for pay. This course will help you prepare for the test and will go over critical flight processes. There is an assumption that, by enrolling, you have had basic flying experience.

State College Campus

Tue/Thu - 5:30pm-8:30pm; Feb 20 - Mar 1 and Sat - 9am-12pm; Feb 24 & Mar 3

Tue/Thu - 5:30pm-8:30pm; Mar 13 - 22 and Sat - 9am-12pm; Mar 17 & 24

Altoona Campus

Tue/Thu - 5:30pm-8:30pm; Apr 17 - 26 and Sat 9am-12pm; Apr 21 & 28

Tue/Thu- 5:30pm-8:30pm; May 1 - 10 and Sat 9am-12pm; May 5 & 12


MultiGP FPV Drone Racing Club Forming

MultiGP is currently the largest amateur drone racing league in the world. It is an official Special Interest Group of the Academy of Model Aeronautics for first person view racing. South Hills School of Business & Technology sponsors the "State College Drone Racers," a local MultiGP scholastic team that is in its formative stages. Become a member and hone your FPV piloting skills in a fun, competitive environment!

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