Drone Expert to Speak at Hobbs State Park

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Date(s) - 09/02/2017
2:00 pm

Hobbs State Park Visitor Center


Thinking of a Drone for a Birthday or Christmas Present? Learn the Do’s and the Don’ts from an Expert at Hobbs State Park


What is a drone?  Where can I fly it legally?  What are the Federal Aviation Administration regulations?  What are the Arkansas state, city, and county laws regarding drones?  Jeepers!  Lots to learn.

Drone Expert Drew Shoptaw will be at Hobbs State Park to answer all of your questions.  Shoptaw is a Computer Systems Engineer at the Walmart Main Offices with a background in robotics.  So, what is a Computer Systems Engineer?  A Computer Systems Engineer is someone who combines their knowledge of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to develop, test, and evaluate software, circuits, and personal computers.  They don’t simply engineer computer technology, but understand how that technology fits into the larger scheme of professional and personal needs.

What?  That sounds like the definition of a nerd.  A nerd is someone who has a higher IQ than most of us weigh.  Drew even wears a Tee shirt that reads, “Talk Nerdy to Me.” In other words, Mr. Shoptaw really knows his subject well.  You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn the ins and outs of drones, aka, unmanned aerial vehicles.

When: Saturday September 2, 2017     2:00 p.m.

Where:  Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east of

the Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road intersection

Cost: Free

This program is a continuation of the Friends of Hobbs monthly Speaker Series.   To learn more about upcoming Friends of Hobbs speakers and other park programs, go to: http://www.friendsofhobbs.com/ and www.ArkansasStateParks.com/hobbsstateparkconservationarea