“Look, up in the air … it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a …. drone?”  When Arnold advised, “I’ll be back” we never thought that the war with the machines might be just around the corner.  And, while the war with the machines is not yet here, the war over the machines is!  As a result, THE DRONE INDUSTRY AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING is an issue that General Aviation Pilots can’t ignore.

“Especially here in our home state,” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, shared, “this whole idea of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) is a very hot topic.  As a result, General Aviation Pilots need to be up on everything available regarding drones.”

Right now, the FAA has some pretty stringent rules concerning UAS, including but not limited to:

  • They must stay in sight of the operator
  • Cannot fly over people
  • Cannot fly higher than 200 feet

“Kansas is estimating that the state could gain somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 billion because of the industry and, I don’t care who you are, that’s a pretty good neighborhood!” Jason Wolcott, TURBINE TRAINING’s Vice President observed.

There are a number of practical uses for the UAS, even in the rural parts of Kansas.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Inspecting Wind Turbines
  • Surveying a grass fire
  • Applying fertilizer precisely to a farmer’s field

When it comes to THE DRONE INDUSTRY AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING, those at the TURBINE TRAINING CENTER understand the importance of ensuring that they stay on the cutting edge of the airways to ensure that you receive the training necessary to allow you to accomplish your dreams and goals!  As one of the leading cessna training centers in the country, TURBINE TRAINING features both Initial and Recurrent Training for Cessna Caravan, Cessna 208 training; King Air 90 Training, King Air 200 Training and King Air 300 Training. If you have any questions about the process for receiving TRAINING, contact TURBINE TRAINING at 1-866-335-1224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Wolcotts and their staff would be happy to assist you in your quest for Initial Training or Recurrent Training regarding Turbine Engines and will give you the opportunity of being on the cutting edge of training by using their simulators.

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(To learn more about this topic, research “Drones & Unmanned Aerial Systems.”)

Published November 17, 2015