Drone essential knowledge and skills will focus on building a basic understanding of drones. Students will begin by building general awareness of drones and progress to flying safely as a part of a team, earning the FAA part 107 commercial license, and building skills towards starting a drone business. This course will address ways that drones can benefit local communities, build piloting skills that can translate into becoming a commercial operator, build awareness of ethical and legal flying considerations, and delve into subject matter aimed at preparing students for their FAA test. As a part of the course, Students will initially fly drones in a VR format. Additionally, students will learn about the drone racing league and competitive drone racing opportunities.