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Plan right to soar with drones

Plan right to soar with drones

Friday morning at the CNPA Press Summit, Claremont Courier Publisher Peter Weinberger will tell — and show — his story about using quadcopters to provide a different perspective on his community. Here is how he described the upcoming session:

Peter Weinberger with one of his quadcopters. “You have heard about them, but usually when they’ve made news for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. We know now consumer drones are here to stay, giving publishers great options for covering news and connecting with readers and advertisers.

“These flying quadcopters are loaded with technology that makes it easier to fly, yet they can be dangerous in the wrong hands. With millions of drones manufactured worldwide each year, it can be difficult to negotiate the minefields of rules and regulations for flying.

“I’ll review how to get started, best practices, what to expect, costs and training, while keeping the fun in flying.”

Attendees at the 10 a.m. “All about Drones” session will have a chance to take home one of three entry-level quadcopters that are being donated by session host and 2000 CNPA President Craig Harrington, The Intermountain News, Burney.

After this Thursday, we’ll need to close the door on Summit registration. We hope you can join us, but you must email meetings director Renee Smith directly before 5 p.m. Thursday.

We hope to see you on the beach in Santa Monica.

Summit details and registration