Obryant Drone Team.
One of our newest teams is the O'bryant NJROTC Drone team on the team you will get certified with a recreational drone license (link to free FAA TRUST no fail test) and learn to operate, repair and maintain the drones. Our team will also compete on the area 4 NJROTC drone competition.
More than just Flying
The NJROTC drone team is an exciting new program that is made available to all NJROTC cadets. The program takes place after school every Wednesday from 2:00-3:00. During this time participants will learn how to fly different drones and eventually use their flying skills to participate in a drone competition. Additionally, the drones will be used to film outdoor O'bryant athletic events such as football games and track meets as well as other promotional content for the school making this team an excellent place for any people interested in videography or photography. This program has access to 7 drones in total: 4 low-cost drones from Holy Stone which will be used when participants have just started to learn to fly; 1 Mavic Mini 2 which can be used to learn and practice filming on drones, and finally 2 Mavic Mini 3 Pros, which will be used to film athletic events. Only cadets who have mastered flying will be permitted to use these. For example, all the photos below were shot by our Mavic Mini 3 Pro Drones.
Our Drones; Pictures.
Drone CTO Gordon, flying drone
Drone team practices on a rainy day under the science building overhang
Picture of the O'bryant School and Madison park
O'bryant Soccer team
Picture of baseball fields near OB
Cadets work together to fly drones
In our unit in addition to taking the FAA Trust Test Cadets who wish to fly out drones must agree to follow several safety rules. These help keep our drones and most importantly our people safe.
1. Never fly a drone at head level. (unless you have express permission from Drone CDR) and are doing so NOT in sports mode to take a picture
2. Drones should NEVER come within 1 meter of a person.
3. Never fly a drone alone, NO Exceptions this is an accountability rule.
Here is a link to our Drone safety agreement: Click Link Here.