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Save the Date

Are you interested in becoming a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) remote pilot or are already flying without the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certification but would like to obtain your license?

You’re in luck! This December, the Purdue Extension Services of Benton, Jasper and White counties will be hosting a two-day UAV Signature Program. It is intended to prepare participants for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test, which is a requirement to pass if you are operating a UAV on a commercial basis.

It will also be teaching participants useful UAV applications as well as providing hands on experience flying manual and planned UAV flights.

The UAV Signature Program will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the White County 4-H Fairgrounds (12 N, 25 East, Reynolds). The cost of the program is $200 per person.

Registration for the program is required by Dec. 6 and can be done online at If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to me at 219-984-5115 or

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