HobbyTown, the nation’s largest retail hobby franchise,has partnered with two companies to offer customers easy access to web based drone training. Two courses are available:
Basic Drone Training, Droneology by PCS Ed Ventures (PCSV)
FAA Part 107 Drone Certification Prep from Dart Drones.
Basic Drone Training – For this course, HobbyTown has partnered with PCS Edventures, a leader in STEM and Drone education programs. Designed for recreational or hobbyist drone users, Basic Drone Training, is a web based course which promotes safe drone operation and explores drone technology in an entertaining and educational way. The course contains instructional videos, engaging animations, and easy to understand content. Units include essential knowledge of drone operation, flight safety, basic piloting skills, laws and regulations and more. Quizzes at the end of each unit help ensure users understanding of the material, and a certificate of completion is offered at the course conclusion. The consumer can conduct the course at their own pace and convenience. The two hour course is being offered through HobbyTown stores nationwide and on line at www.hobbytown.com for $19.99
FAA Part 107 Drone Certification Prep – For this course, HobbyTown partnered with Dart Drones, a leader in drone education. Designed for those that wish to use their drone commercially and professionally, and therefore must pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Remote Pilot Airman Knowledge Exam to earn a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate. This sixty question, two hour exam, administered at an FAA testing center, requires 20+ hours of studying from drone pilots. The FAA Part 107 Drone Certification Prep course includes Safety Regulations, Airspace Rules, Weather, Flight Restrictions, Airport and Radio Operations, and much more. Students have web access to video tutorials, study guides and hundreds of sample questions. HobbyTown is offering a free $100 discount code to its customers to reduce the course fee from $350 to $250. The discount code is available at HobbyTown stores nationwide and through www.hobbytown.com
“As one of the Nation’s largest retailer of drones, we wanted to provide our customers easy and affordable access to the best available drone training to promote safety, responsibility and understanding of this rapidly emerging technology” said Marc Rosenblum, director of HobbyTown’s Aerial Drone Support unit. HobbyTown was recently appointed to FAA Drone Advisory Committee Sub Committee and is fully supportive of efforts to educate the public and integrate drones safely into the national airpace.
HobbyTown is the largest brick & mortar retail hobby franchise in the industry with over 150 stores open or under development with locations in 42 states. Founded in 1980, HobbyTown began franchising in 1985 and continues to evolve and innovate the hobby retail environment and operations to live out their mission “we help hobby retailers grow.” HobbyTown Unlimited, Inc. is a privately held Nebraska Corporation.
PCS Edventures PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (OTCQB: PCSV) is a Boise, Idaho company that designs and delivers technology-rich products and services for the K-12 market that develop 21st century skills. PCS programs emphasize experiential learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) and have been deployed at over 7,000 sites in all 50 United States and 17 foreign countries. Additional information on our STEAM products is available at http://www.edventures.com.
DARTdrones is the national leader in drone training offering classes both in-person and online. All 45 DARTdrones Flight Instructors are true aviators with extensive years of experience in both manned aviation and drones. DARTdrones offers outdoor flight training, Part 107 Test Prep Training both in-person and online, private courses for businesses and government entities, and consulting services for businesses implementing drones. DARTdrones promotes safe and responsible drone pilots.
For more information please contact:
HobbyTown Aerial Drone Support
847 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 658 7823
1133 Libra Drive
Lincoln, NE 68523
(412) 434 5030