WHITEFIELD - Civil Air Patrol (CAP) pilots from North Strafford, Gorham, Littleton, Whitefield, and Gilford, spent the morning of Saturday, May 7th sharpening their small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS/drone) flying skills in preparation for a CAP competition to be held in the fall.
CAP adult officers and teenage cadets flew several different types of drones through a proficiency course at Mt Washington Regional Airport. The course consists of a series of several small stands, each with five buckets pointing upward at different angles. The drones were flown approximately 10 feet above the course and the pilots maneuvered their drones to photograph a letter in the bottom of each bucket. Each pilot was judged on their time to complete the course and the accuracy of the photos.