Aviation Clubs

UAV Club

The Unmanned Aerial Squadron is our high school UAV Club. The club consists of high school students as members and adult volunteers and staff as mentors. The purpose of the club is to teach students to build and fly recreational multirotor drones and promote an understanding of the concepts, uses, and practices of drones. The members meet weekly to study current regulations, practice flight techniques, and perfect manipulation of the controls. The club is fully sanctioned by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and is competing in a the regional drone competition in April. The mission of the competition is to “encourage students to explore the drone phenomenon through teamwork, competition, and success through STEM.” The club completely relies on the funding by sponsors and student fundraising opportunities.

The term “drone” in the context refers to small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) as referenced by the FAA.

 Please check back for more information or contact rfloyd@flysnf.org with questions or sponsorship opportunities.

Lakeland Aeroclub

The Lakeland Aeroclub is our High School Flight Club. Students in this club restore and fly aircraft. This year the club is making plans for their 2nd flight to Oshkosh this August.

THe student will be planning the flight and making real time aeronautical decisions on a cross-country flight. All while acting as Pilot in Command (PIC) on 1000 mile cross country flight.

To learn more about the Lakeland Aeroclub please visit their web page at lakelandaeroclub.org

Polk State Aviators

The Polk State Aviators is a student activities group at Polk State College. They also are part of a competitive flight team. Students from all Polk State Aerospace program tracks are welcome, as are any students enrolled at Polk State who have an interest in aviation.

Please visit the group’s Facebook page or contact the group’s academic adviser, Dr. Ryan Wallace, at rwallace@polk.edu.

Membership in the Aviators is limited to Polk State students in good standing with the College.

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