Eclipsing Innovations E.S.T.E.A.M Enrichment Programs partners with Butler Drone Solutions to host Youth drone training preparation certifications
By: Get News
October 01, 2021 at 19:32 PM EDT
Partnership Kicks Off with the Drone training preparation certification Classes at Central Florida Prep Private School in Apopka, Florida
ORLANDO, FL – October 01, 2021 – Sign up for early registration of the drone preparation certification course by October 8, 2021! Eclipsing Innovations E.S.T.E.A.M. (Empowerment through Science, Technology, Engineering, Aviation/Aerospace, and Mathematics) Enrichment Clubs has partnered with Butler Drone Solutions, a leading training, consulting, and drone mission deployment company. This partnership will bring one of the first specialty drone training and certification courses to the Central Florida Youth.
Tweet this: “This partnership allows us to be one of the first to bring an opportunity for our youth of this magnitude. We are thrilled to support these incredibly talented emerging drone innovators.”
As a result of the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) part 107, to allow companies to operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the U.S., the diverse application portfolio of drones is no longer minimized to aerial video and photography. Drones give added value to the healthcare industry for public service missions, organ transplant deliveries, agriculture, surveying lands, wildlife documentation, law enforcement as a first responder, disaster recovery, and more. This diverse application portfolio has encouraged a compound annual growth rate of (CAGR) of 57.5% within seven years (ref. Grandview Research). The drone services market expects to grow to $63.6 Billion by 2025, per Insider Intelligence. Our partnership will provide youth with qualified commercial drone pilot training, FAA-approved test site, Part 107 certification, and an opportunity to be amongst the first in the market to one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.
Just as Eclipsing Innovations highlights new growth into Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas, it continues to search the nation for partners that share in its passion for equaling the field of learning and development for industries with a high cost to entry, such as pilots. With global health concerns, Butler Drone Solutions is the first partner to bring a youth drone preparation certification course in 2021. The first youth drone preparation certification will occur through a co-partnership with Central Florida Preparatory School, a private school in Apopka, FL. The second youth drone preparation certification course will take place at Majestic Life Ministries, an Orlando-based church. Pastor Chauncey D. Brown spearheads this initiative.
“We are excited to support these incredibly talented and ambitious future drone certified students,” said Antonio Phillips, founder of Eclipsing Innovations E.S.T.E.A.M. Enrichment Program and Vice President of the Eastern Region of the Tuskegee Airmen. Eclipsing Innovations E.S.T.E.A.M. Enrichment Clubs is excited to usher in a new era of technologically drone savvy students and are so grateful to Butler Drone Solutions for their partnership in bringing the resources for this course. Their continued support in our mission to create a network of S.T.E.A.M., aerospace, and aeronautic opportunities for youth through strategic community partnerships is unparalleled.
Drone Training Locations:
Central Florida Preparatory School
Majestic Life Ministries
About Eclipsing Innovations E.S.T.E.A.M. Enrichment Clubs (Esteamenrichmentclubs.org)
Founded in 2015 by Antonio Phillips, Eclipsing Innovations was created with a mission to develop a network of S.T.E.A.M., aviation/aerospace, and aeronautic opportunities for youth through strategic community partnerships. The Tuskegee Airman Program, the Organization of Black Aerospace professionals, better known as O.B.A.P., Embry Riddle, A.O.P.A. (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association), Director of the Orlando Executive Airport Cyrus Callum, Civil Air Patrol (C.A.P.) headed by Nina Burks and Brian Collins, SheltAir, Cessna Citation, Garmen, Orange County Commissioner Candidate for District 2, Sandra Fatmi-Hall, our great friends at Orange County Sheriff’s Department led by John Mina, LT Joe McCollom, and his aviation division led by Capt. Tony Minnis, Shanti Persauf with Glenn Allgood of WOKB AM/FM, Mayor of Orange County Jerry Demmings, Congresswoman Val Demmings, State Senator Randolph Bracy, Mayor of the town of Eatonville Eddie Cole, Ocoee Commissioner George Oliver, and other community partners and passionate supporters to provide resources for Eclipsing Innovations to educate and share the legacy of aviation/aerospace. The goal is to provide the pathway and education for youth to obtain a Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) part 107, to operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and pilot licenses. The organization is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501 (c)(3).
We are looking forward to developing great relationships throughout the country, most recently in metro Atlanta with The Common at Phase One, Amana Academy, and other community connections.
About Butler Drone Solutions (https://butlerdrones.com)
Butler Drone solutions combine the diversity of professional Drone Pilots with recently licensed students to serve under-served youth. The rapidly growing industry of the Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS or Small Drone) market and low-cost entry to obtain an F.A.A. Part 107 license presents an opportunity to provide high school students with an early advantage in a high growth industry.
Leon Butler is Owner and General Manager of Butler Drone Solutions, LLC. Leon is a retired USAF Pilot with 20 years of active duty service. His flight experience includes 5,000+ flying hours in the following aircraft: KC-10, C-21, T-1, T-38, T-37, T-6, C-208 and C-172. During his service, he deployed overseas multiple times as a Tanker Pilot, Air Advisor and a Flight Instructor.
In this Civil Service position, he managed flying training programs for many of our nation’s international partners, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, NATO allies and others. He also works as a Business Development Manager and Demonstration Pilot for one the world’s leading Defense Contractors, CAE USA (NYSE: CAE), providing Aviation Training and Simulation services.
Sandra Fatmi-Hall (https://sandrafatmi.com)
Sandra Fatmi-Hall, the founder and Executive Director of the United Foundation of Central Florida, Inc., is a community activist and advocate with an active mission to move her community forward. Sandra collaborated with a dedicated group of individuals to establish the United Foundation of Central Florida (UFCF), a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2014 to bridge the gaps in our community’s family, educational, and mentoring needs.
The UFCF team is dedicated to mentoring, providing financial support, and improving the future of our young people. Community efforts are spear-headed through seven pillars of leadership; Leadership development, financial literacy, college preparedness, career exploration, STEAM education, health/wellness, and life/family preparedness. To date, UFFC has positively mentored over 450 children in and outside of Evans, FL.
The United Foundation of Central Florida program has donated a total of $111,250 in scholarships to our qualified students and an additional $15,000.00 to keep students in College.
Sandra is a diversified professional and leader with over 25 years of experience in finance, marketing, human resource, strategic growth, and development to oversee $93 million in bank assets. Over the past eight years, Sandra has received over 45 Awards for community service and philanthropic efforts. Under her leadership, the Food Insecurities Program provided over 1,050,000 meals over the past 13 months. Her roles have included President of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, one of the most diversified chambers, Pine Hills Community Council, the Advocacy Civic group for the 72,000 residents of Pine Hills, and currently the Secretariat to the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Member for the 13 Southern USA States Wayne Golding, Sr., Esq.
About Central Florida Preparatory School (https://cfprep.org)
Central Florida Preparatory School is an Apopka private school offering S.T.E.M. Academics, 1:1 digital learning, and low student-to-teacher ratios to students grades K-12 and Montessori. Founded in 1990, C.F.P. consistently ranks among the state of Florida’s best private schools, offering innovative Aviation/Aerospace, Engineering, and BioMedical Technology programs and world-class student activities. Their philosophy of giving each child what they need to be successful is the driving force of everything they do. From hands-on, project-based learning to individualized instruction, they promise that at Central Florida Preparatory School, your child will be known, loved, and challenged. The organization is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501 (c)(3). Executive Director Bryan Foster, Director of Business Operations Germaine Lewis, and Orange County Commissioner Candidate for District 2, Sandra Fatney Hall, lead this initiative.
About Majestic Life (https://majesticlifechurch.com)
Dr. Riva Tims is the pastor and founder of Majestic Life Church. At Majestic Life Church, the priority is to Minister, Motivate, and Mentor their members to Mature in Christ and Maximize their gifts to live the Majestic Life. Pastor Chauncey D. Brown spearheaded this initiative.
Pastor Brown’s ministry experience spans over 20 years, and he has a passion for enhancing the lives of youth. Pastor Brown currently serves as a consultant to the Federal Government Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. Additionally, Pastor Brown’s work with the Hillside Work-Scholarship as Director of Employment/Community Development helps families cope with adverse situations while ensuring they maximize all potential and learn how to help their children achieve success in school. Pastor Brown served as the Director of the Engaging Men Program at Vera House, Inc., working to educate men to end domestic and sexual violence against women and children.
Pastor Brown receives continual recognition for his ministry and civic work. Amongst other awards and honors, Pastor Brown received the Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama in 2015.