The Federal Aviation Administration will hold its second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 16 to 22, 2020. The FAA is committed to ensuring the safety of the National Airspace System as we continue to integrate drones and other new technologies. Drone Safety Awareness Week is an opportunity for others to share their commitment to drone safety.
FAA Administrator Steve Dickson will kick off the week by participating in a live virtual event with middle- and high-school students from Baltimore, Md., who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through the Global Air Drone Academy, a virtual drone club where they learn about careers and flying safely. The event will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. EST Monday. You can view the live-streamed video on FAA’s YouTube channel.
During this virtual event, the FAA and stakeholders will highlight important drone safety educational topics:
- Monday: LEARN – What do you need to know before you fly?
- Tuesday: IMPROVE – How can you improve your flying skills?
- Wednesday: PASSION TO PROFESSION – How to go from recreational flyer to commercial drone pilot.
- Thursday: START A PROGRAM – Learn about starting a public safety program
- Friday: IN THE CLASSROOM – How can you use drones in STEM education?
- Saturday and Sunday: HAVING FUN – Why do you fly?
This year, the FAA will offer activities just for students, including a Virtual Art Gallery where they can share their artistic talents and submit drone-inspired drawings (PDF). Lesson plans and other resources for teachers, parents, and caregivers are posted on FAA.gov to help young people learn about drones, aviation, and science.