What's It All About?
To participate in Drones in School you and your team will design, construct and race the fastest first person view (FPV) drone in the world.
Do students need a HAM radio license to fly FPV?
Yes. To fly legally, you need an amateur radio license. The first-tier license, Technician, should cover everything you need to fly FPV legally in the United States. More specifically, if you are using a product that is not FCC Part 15 compliant, you will need a amateur radio license. In general, almost no components used for radio/video transmitting in drone racing are Part 15 compliant, and will require you to have a license to operate legally. Drones in School suggests students use HamStudy to prepare for the certification exam. You can register for the exam or take a class to prepare through ARRL