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Charles City students learning how to operate drones

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CHARLES CITY (AP) - More than a dozen students at Charles City High School are being taught how drones can be used as tools for farming.

The students are learning to fly a quadcopter drone equipped with a still camera and a video camera in their agriculture classes. They also are able to practice on school grounds during an expanded lunch hour in which they can participate in enrichment activities.

Students were taught what each button on the drone's controller does before they learned how to launch and land the drone.

Freshman Carter West tells the Globe Gazette that drones initially were considered toys, but now they're also agricultural tools.

Junior Maddison Loeckley says drones allow farmers to get a bird's eye view of their fields and see what's happening.

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