LFCC offers drone programs for females

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An email from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) to become Laurel Ridge Community College Public Relations Coordinator Sally Voth there is new programming to encourage women to become drone pilots.

The programs will launch with webinars, summer camps and a drone day starting Mon. Mar.21.

There are also 10 scholarships available for women to enroll in drone course at the school this fall.

Today only about 7 percent of certified drone pilots are women according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

LFCC hopes to help boost those numbers by offering these new programs and classes.

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LFCC launches a drone operation course

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Lord Fairfax Community College to become Laurel Ridge Community College announced in an email from Public Relations Coordinator Sally Voth the launch of a drone program.

The course will include classes on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved commercial operations and exam preparation.

Additional course instruction will include maintenance, mission planning, hands on flying and more.

The course will train students to become professionals in a growing industry.

Registration opens March 28 with more information available at lfcc.edu/drones.

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A Pennsylvania hang glider makes an emergency landing near Front Royal

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reports a hang glider had to make an emergency landing near Front Royal.

The incident occurred Sunday morning in the 9,000 block of Winchester Road.

After leaving Gettysburg Pennsylvania the unidentified hang glider lost his updraft causing the emergency landing into to trees in a field.

The man was unharmed and had to carry the remains of his glider out of the field in pieces.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the incident to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Pilot collides with a Winchester Airport hanger

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While attempting a landing at Winchester Regional Airport a pilot suffered minor injuries as her plane collided with a hanger.

The 49 year old unidentified pilot from Front Royal was treated at Winchester Medical Center.

No other injuries occurred in the incident.

The single engine Jabiru aircraft appears to be a total loss with only minor damage done to the hanger.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Travel and Safety Board (NTSB) have been notified of the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.

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