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Volaré - To Fly! Introduction to Drones

Dates: September 28 - October 26, 2021

Meets: Tu from 7 PM to 8:30 PM (no class October 12)

Location: Roosevelt High School

Registration Fee: $89.00


Drones are more than just toys! They are tools used in a variety of industries. Through presentation and hands on learning, explore the basics of drone flight, safety and operation. Learn how drone safety increases efficiency, decreases risk for workers in the field, and provides new perspectives to the work we do every day. Discuss common uses across multiple industries and explore popular drone models. "Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return." This Leonardo Da Vinci quote expresses the feeling after commandeering a drone.


Fee: $89.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee$ 89.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Student Registration Fee$ 69.00

Roosevelt High School

Roosevelt High School
6600 W 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD


Nathan Hofflander

Mr. Hofflander - Owner/Licensed UAS Pilot at DroneWise LLC has been teaching high school computer science and technology in Sioux Falls for 11 years. He has always been fascinated with flight and finally got a tiny drone as a gift from his wife while working at Sanford. He returned to teaching with the crazy idea of integrating drones with education. After being awarded a grant from the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation for The Volaré Project, the first high school drone program was established.

After strategically selecting and purchasing a small fleet of minidrones, the RHS Flight Club was established for students. Through Community Education, Mr. Hofflander wants to demystify drone technology for public interest and to promote the safe, responsible pursuit of using drones in our community. Drone technology has been integrated into two classes which exposes students to STEM education through programming and flight. Minidrones can be checked out by the building staff at Roosevelt for a variety tasks.

Mr. Hofflander is a husband and a proud father with four daughters and 1 baby boy at home who all must endure his love of drone activity. With drone technology, the Hofflander family photo just got more interesting.

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Date Day Time Location
09/28/2021Tuesday7 PM to 8:30 PM Roosevelt High School
10/05/2021Tuesday7 PM to 8:30 PM Roosevelt High School
10/19/2021Tuesday7 PM to 8:30 PM Roosevelt High School
10/26/2021Tuesday7 PM to 8:30 PM Roosevelt High School


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