KALISPELL, Montana— A Drone Clinic is being held at the Fairgrounds Trade Center in Kalispell on May 13 from 11AM - 3PM. Drone service providers Birds Eye of Big Sky will talk about how drones are currently being used in various industries to improve workforce opportunity, basic regulations on recreational or commercial flight, and how mindful drone flight can help manage stress. See how drones are built and what they are made of, learn how to fly in a flight cage or on a simulator with their coaches, and even win one in a raffle. Birds Eye of Big Sky will familiarize the public about opportunities, benefits, and need-to-know basics of flying drones.
Drones are becoming more and more accessible, giving purchasers widespread exposure to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology. Goldman Sachs estimates $17.5 billion will be spent on drones in the United States alone between 2017-2021. Popular retailers like Target, Best Buy, Cabela’s, Amazon, and local hobby shops are now stocking drones. Danielle de Leon, principle manager at Birds Eye of Big Sky says, “It’s easy to think that they are simple, since they are being sold next to common household electronics like cameras, smartphones, and TVs. This is why we have made it goal of ours to teach the public about safe and knowledgable drone integration and flight, and why we are so excited to open our knowledge base to the public with our very first free admission Drone Clinic!”
Many have heard of drones, some have seen them, but only a handful of our population have flown them or had a personal experience with one. Historically, drones were only being used in military applications, but now more common companies are focusing on the opportunities this technology presents, like Amazon and UPS who are using drones to ship packages. News stations and journalism teams are better able to capture natural disaster coverage, and perhaps you’ve come across a few real estate listings with aerial photos in the paper. ESPN is now teamed up with the Drone Racing League to share the thrills of drone racing on national television. At the last Super Bowl, Lady Gaga performed her halftime show with a swarm of drones flying in formation to shape images that ranged from stars to a fluttering flag. There is an unavoidable integration of this technology into our world in many ways, and it’s tough to stay fully informed with its fast progression.
Birds Eye of Big Sky is a company based out of Kalispell with a mission to share knowledge about intelligent drone integration and flight with their community. They provide drone education, industry familiarization, and drone services such as video production, aerial cinematography, GIS Mapping, and digital 3D models across the US.
Contact Danielle de Leon (406)250-0209 to register and for more information.