FAA requires TRUST certification for all operators. Read how to get certification HERE.
Ages 12 and older
Use the Outdoor Quadcopter to teach beginners the joy of flying. While cadets and students are learning to navigate the skies, they will also become skilled in teamwork activities, eye-hand coordination, motor skills and a variety of disciplines in and out of the classroom. Cadets and students can even experiment with simple modifications of the quadcopter to allow for drone racing and obstacle course flying. Included with the quadcopter will be a remote-control transmitter, an extra battery and a battery charger. For further applications and activities of the kit, download the CAP Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Activity Booklet that is available in the AE Downloads and Resources section of the CAP member portal, eServices.
This kit is an extension of the Model and Remote-Control STEM Kit; therefore, applicants are encouraged to contact and work with local Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) clubs for additional guidance with the kit. Local AMA club(s) can provide mentorship in learning to fly real remote-controlled airplanes, especially in TAG (Take-off and Grow) programs.
Make sure to read the enclosed manual about handling the batteries safely.
AEMs and Air Force JROTC will need to register their Outdoor Quadcopter with the FAA before flying. After the Outdoor Quadcopter kit is received, click HERE to go directly to the FAA Online Recreational Registration site.
Aviation Connection: Youth can fly this remote-controlled quadcopter to learn more about the dynamics and forces of flight. Learning to fly this quadcopter will give cadets and students the opportunity to explore the thrill of potential careers in the use of remotely-piloted aircraft (RPA) or small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUASs). Having youth suggest various jobs this quadcopter can do to be beneficial to people will allow further exploration of potential sUAS careers.
Approved applicants can expect to receive one or two Outdoor Quadcopter STEM Kits.