The Regenerative Earth Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated to teaching Sustainable Development principles and their practical applications to youth and adults, has extended a helping hand to aviation students at Crystal Galaxy College in Accra.
The organisation recently conducted a free drone training program for the students, furthering its commitment to fostering sustainable development practices.
The program attracted the participation of 20 aviation students specializing in various disciplines such as piloting, cabin crew, air traffic control, and ground support.
The training was expertly facilitated by Daniil Landers, the Executive Director of Regenerative Earth Foundation and his wife, Ama Landers.
Mr Landers, a FAA certified drone pilot and a student pilot pursuing his private pilot’s license at Luke Weathers Flight Academy in Olive Branch, Mississippi, comes from a remarkable lineage.
He is the grandson of a Tuskegee Airman, the first African-American aviators to serve in World War II.
Additionally, Mr. Landers is an active member of the U.S. Virgin Islands Tuskegee Airmen Chapter and is diligently working to establish the Herbert Heywood Tuskegee Airmen Chapter in Ghana, West Africa.
Mr. Landers emphasized the collaborative efforts between the U.S. Virgin Islands Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Cenita Heywood, to introduce aviation programs to Ghana, such as the ACE Academy.
He stated, “With the help of strategic partners and sponsorship, this effort would bring U.S., Caribbean, and African aviation students together in Ghana to continue advancing their aviation knowledge and skills.”
The NGO, known for utilising drones to identify suitable locations for water boreholes in rural Ghanaian villages through software applications like photogrammetry, emphasized its commitment to expanding the horizons of aspiring aviation professionals.
These students were introduced to the burgeoning drone and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry.
Mr. Landers expressed his excitement about sharing knowledge and insight with the students, particularly highlighting the industry’s growth and potential.
Furthermore, Mr. Landers revealed the organization’s plans to introduce advanced concepts, including Search and Rescue, Drone First Responder, Thermal Imaging, Infrared technology, and cutting-edge mapping technologies like LiDAR.
He encouraged the aviation students to aim high and realize that the sky is not the limit to their aspirations.
Mr Landers remains optimistic about the future of aviation education, believing that, with the support of strategic partners and sponsorships, this endeavour will unite aviation students from the U.S., the Caribbean, and Africa in Ghana, where they can collectively advance their aviation knowledge and skills.
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