Monday, January 26, 2015

EITC open house set for Thursday

Eastern Idaho Technical College is holding a “New Year New Career” open house on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. This is an event for the community to explore EITC programs, talk with financial aid officers, meet instructors and students and obtain admissions information in a fun, no-pressure atmosphere.

The public is invited for free food, interactive demonstrations and tours. Those who attend may enter a drawing to win EITC scholarships and other prizes.

One of the highlights will be live demonstrations of a small unmanned aerial vehicle, more commonly known as a drone, by Mark Richardson, who will be teaching an introductory drone flight class beginning Feb. 17. Richardson, an expert UAV pilot/videographer/photographer, will teach UAV flight safety, FAA regulations, flight training and more. Students will learn how to put together a preflight checklist, take off and land. Basic controls, how to maintain and regain orientation, and perform practice maneuvers will also be taught. Inexpensive training quadcopters will be provided or students may bring their own multi-rotor aircraft to class. Call 535-5345 to learn more.