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Exploring uses for unmanned flying machines

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Now up to 15 members, 579 is growing and we look to be an example for future Aviation Explorer Posts.  What can an unmanned flying machine accomplish? We are just beginning to find out as we explore the opportunities in front of us. 

Our Post is taking a summer break.  We built, configured, and flew three quadcopters this spring.  This summer, students are dreaming up mission ideas that they will be working on implementing when we return.

Public Blog

IMSA Exploring Post 579 Takes Flight!

IMSA is partnering with the Boy Scouts of America, EAA and Mad Lab Industries on a STEM Aviation Explorer Post 579.  This Post is open to boys and girls in middle and high school and is centered around aviation and quadcopters. The post was started in the 2013-14 school year as a pilot and is working actively to build the program for replication.  The Post meets Tuesday nights at 6:45 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. during the school year (except holidays, school closures and summer) and is actively seeking new members, corporate partners and missions for our quadcopter teams to develop.  For more information about the program, contact Mark Hislop at or Britta McKenna at  

The Post was featured on Fox News and the link is here to that news story:

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