*This event has been postponed due to a heat advisory on Saturday. 

The Missouri Drone Journalism program offers a drone workshop on Saturday, July 22 that provides the latest issues, regulations and trends on the use of unmanned aircraft for journalists. The one-day seminar includes presentations on videography techniques and the steps to earn the Remote Pilot License to legally fly for journalistic purposes, plus an afternoon of hands-on flight.

The workshop is open to any student enrolled at the Missouri School of Journalism at no cost. The seminar is available for the public to attend for $195. Payment will be due on the day of the conference. You will be able to pay by check or by credit card.

For more information, visit the Missouri Drone Journalism website at http://www.missouridronejournalism.com/, and you may email question to Rick Shaw at dronejournalism@missouri.edu.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, July 22. 

9 a.m. Applications of Unmanned Aircraft
An introduction on drone use in journalism and across a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, real estate, construction survey and utility inspections.

9:30 a.m. Remote Pilot Airman License
The new FAA Part 107 regulations for commercial use of small unmanned aircraft. This includes a review of the requirements to earn a license, earlier FAA rules and an analysis of potential challenges.

10:30 a.m. Break

10:50 a.m. Airworthiness, the National Airspace, Weather and Safety
A culture committed to safe and responsible use of drones.

Noon Lunch on your own

1:30 p.m. Videography Techniques
Classic cinematography and how those techniques are applied to unmanned aircraft to shoot videos with impact and powerful visual storytelling.

2:30 p.m. Break and travel time to Marching Mizzou Practice Lot training site (see map)

3 p.m. Flight Training
Two hours of intensive hands-on exercises that provide the necessary skills in basic and intermediate flight maneuvers. We travel to the Mid-Missouri Radio Control airfield and practice with DJI Phantom 1 quadcopters.

5 p.m. Concludes


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