Join Raven and Little Bird to learn how drones fly in this 24-page coloring book for children ages 6 to 9. Before they became cartoon characters, these two real-life aircraft were built to show how drones could help firefighters, research scientists and other professionals use drone technology to save lives and make the world a better place.
Now, these historic aircraft are embarking on a new mission: teaching children about the first great technological innovation of the 21st century. By learning how drones work and how they fly, young people can begin to prepare for careers that involve this technology and enhance their understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects more generally.
In this book, young readers will discover:
- How to keep safe around drones and the potential hazards that they create.
- What the different parts of a drone are and how they all work together to make them fly.
- How drones maneuver, moving up and down and flying in any direction.
Patrick Sherman is a pioneer in the drone industry, with more than a decade of operational experience with uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS). An award-winning speaker, writer and educator, Patrick is a full-time Instructor of the Practice at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Campus Department of Flight. He shares his knowledge and insights around the world.
Recognized for his contributions with an individual Xcellence Award as the "Drone Instructor of the Year" by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), he has been quoted in the New York Times and the Washington Post as a drone expert. He is a certified Level 3 Remote Pilot Instructor (RPI) through the AUVSI Trusted Operator Program (TOP) and a DronePro serving with the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAAST).
Patrick is the author of more than 180 published articles about drones and their applications, and a top-rated speaker. He has given presentations at events across the United States and around the world, including: CES, AUVSI Xponential, Commercial UAV Expo and InterDrone.
Always seeking opportunities to support the acceptance and growth of the drone industry, Patrick serves as a member of the AUVSI Cascade Chapter board of directors and is a founding member of the AMA's sUAS Task Force and the Oregon State Legislature's Drone Working Group. He is also a technical adviser to the DRONERESPONDERS public safety alliance.
Patrick is known to fans worldwide as "Lucidity," the public face of the popular Roswell Flight Test Crew YouTube channel, which has more than 42,000 subscribers and more than 9 million video views. Sharing their adventures online since 2011, the crew promotes the safe, beneficial and non-intrusive use of drone technology.
A master scuba instructor and licensed private pilot, he holds an undergraduate degree summa cum laude from the University of Southern California in sociology and English, as well as an MBA with honors from Willamette University. He also holds a Part 107 Remote Pilot In Command (RPIC) certificate and is a certified Level 2 Thermographer.