FAA drone class held in Westport

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The Federal Aviation Administration held its first-ever drone-flying class for teenagers in Westport Friday.

The class was held at Staples High School. The students were able to fly the drones after a week of studying.

FAA instructor Marilyn Pearson says there is much to be learned about drones before students can get their flying permits. 

"They need to know what the national airspace regulations are, where can they fly," she says. "What are they going to look for when they're flying?"

The FAA hopes to use the class as a model all over the country.

The Westport School District sponsored the class.

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