MSUB Extended Campus

Connecting the campus to the community


Drones for Dummies

Saturday, May 19, 2018,  9AM – 2 PM  - $209              

MSUB PE Building (Alterowitz Gym)

Course Description


This fun-filled class is intended to introduce individuals to the basics of safely operating drones. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you’ll leave this class with a better understanding and more confidence when it comes to drones. All participants will receive a Stinger 250 FPV WiFi HD Drone with extra batteries. All participants will have an opportunity to register with the FAA as a certified hobbyist. Enrollment is extremely limited.


Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.


What You'll Learn
  • Introduction to radio-controlled flying devices
    • Basic set up and trouble shooting
    • Understanding the technology
    • Flight basics
  • Rules, Laws, Basic Guidelines and FAA Registration
  • Hands-on Flight
    • Obstacle Course    
    • Advanced Training
  • Why Do We Drone?          
    • Hobby Uses
    • Professional Uses  
  • Answers to your Questions and an Opportunity to Fly an Advanced Model
Who Should Enroll


Anyone who wants to learn how to operate a drone and enhance knowledge of this growing new technology.  Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Contact information

To find out more about this and other training programs, please call:

MSU Billings Extended Campus



Your Instructor

Aaron with one of his drones


Aaron Wilson has been involved in the electronic industry for 18 years. His experience includes sales, installation and repair within the audio/visual, security, and cellphone industry.


Aaron’s passion for Radio Controlled (RC) electronics started 23 years ago as he broke and repaired many RC vehicles throughout the years. Being a self-taught RC technician, Aaron evolved his professional career by launching Aaron’s Drones of Montana. Aaron is a seasoned drone operator, video editor, and is knowledgeable about the legalities of drone usage.


 Aaron enjoys filming and editing action footage with his Autel X-Star Premium!


What You'll Get Out of the Class
  • Stinger 250  FPV WiFi HD Drone with 4 extra batteries ($150 value)
  • Opportunity to register as FAA hobbyist
  • Lots of fun experience

a yellow drone