Participants in the Russian commercial drone market suggested adding theoretical disciplines and practical training on unmanned aircraft to the school curriculum. This follows from a letter with proposals “on improving legislation and eliminating administrative barriers in order to develop unmanned aircraft,” which the Aeronext profile association sent to the Ministry of Transport on March 24. The authenticity of the document was confirmed to Vedomosti by the general director of the association, Gleb Babintsev.
The inclusion of classes on drones in the program of basic general education should help ensure Russia’s personnel sovereignty in the aviation sector, follows from the Aeronext letter. As Babintsev clarified, unmanned aircraft can become part of the school curriculum as part of the Technology subject. According to him, the subject should be supplemented with modules that will allow schoolchildren to gain basic knowledge in the field of aviation. For example, as part of the program, it would be useful to study types of structures and software for processing data from drones, Babintsev added.