U.S. Coast Guard trains in Riverton this week

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard held their first drone instructor training at the Wyoming Modelers Park in Riverton. At the end of the training, the 10 new instructors will be able to qualify and expand the U.S. Coast Guard UAS Program across the nation.

AMTC Tony Warnock the UAS Assistant Program/Training Manager credits our local RC Airplane Club with securing the Wyoming Modelers Park for them to use. “The RC Airplane Club bent over backward to help us and let use the facility,” he said.

County 10 Photo – Kent and Bob from the RC Airplane Club with their Challenge Coins from AMTC Tony Warnock

Not directly impacted by hurricanes or wildfires, Wyoming ended up being a good central location for this first training of the new program which has been postponed since April due to the pandemic, explained LCDR Dominic Bucciarelli the UAS Platform Manager.

County 10 Photo – U.S. Coast Guard with their drones at Wyoming Modelers Park in Riverton

No other instructor trainings are currently scheduled at this time, but coming back to Riverton isn’t out the question, Warnock noted.

Check out the photos below of the trainees in action with the drones.

It was also shared during County 10’s time at the park, that our local RC Airplane Club will be celebrating their 18th birthday on Saturday, September 19th, with a fly-in around 12:00 pm. Head on over to the Wyoming Modelers Park north of Walmart in Riverton to check it out.

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