This paper examines student perceptions of micro-quadcopter flights in a higher education setting through a case study format. The purpose of the flight activity discussed is to allow students to familiarize themselves with quadcopter flight characteristics, as early as possible, at their own pace in a low stress environment. Through a series of interviews with students who had taken a course where this activity was performed it was found that students enjoyed the activity and found it engaging. Some students felt that the activity provided them confidence for later courses, and many felt that it helped teach basic quadcopter control. It was also found that if the activity is repeated in later courses it should include some form of directed activity, instead of focusing on “free flight”. Several students brought up another activity in the course, simulator flights, and these are briefly discussed. Future work should look to find if these activities have a positive effect on student flight performance.
& Kozak, B.
(2019). Investigating the Effect of Micro-Quadcopter Flight on UAS Instruction. 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 31-36.