South Hills leads the charge into commercial drone technology opportunities!

The Drone Pro-Pilot Flight School at our State College main campus is the first of its kind in Central Pennsylvania. You will learn from a professional drone pilot who uses state-of-the-art equipment.

"See It Our Way" drone video by Drone Pro-Pilot Flight School Instructor, Chuck Ferrell of Pennsylvania Sky Ops.

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Meet the Instructor

Chuck Ferrell

FAA Certified Drone Pilot & Media Entrepreneur

During a 25-year career in local television news, Chuck earned the reputation for being a high-energy, innovative news executive with a track record of consistently producing high quality stories and newscasts. Whether Chuck is flying a news assignment, a luxury home, or video for a TV commercial, he’s always looking for new angles and views by hand-flying and not relying on the orbit or zip line shots common to automated flight software. But if the mission is mapping an orchard, or a thermal image inspection, Chuck’s attention to detail makes the difference. Chuck is also an experienced teacher and masterful communicator. You will enjoy learning with Chuck leading the way!