Tech-hungry youngsters at the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit summer camps in Lewisburg and Milton got an up-close look at our drones this summer.

Senior Engineers Jonathan Fuge and Allyson Kilheffer, along with intern Mike DeLuca, provided demonstrations for elementary and middle school students.

“When the camp contacted us about providing the perspective of how drones are used in business and industry, we were glad to help,” said Jonathan Sinclair, manager of system engineering for our Transmission and Substations group. “PPL is a big supporter of science, technology, engineering and math education, and demonstrating the drones was a chance to bring that to life.”

“We flew the drone several hundred feet away to show them a three-phase transformer bank on a pole across the street with a blown fuse.  It gave us a chance to also show them what we use the drone for when we need to assess a problem on the system,” said Kilheffer.

“The kids were really engaged and asked many questions about our drone,” added Fuge. Some of the campers were able to fly the drones under our supervision.

In addition to learning about drones, also called unmanned aerial vehicles, students in a separate camp session also learned coding skills from other instructors to be able to program their own drones.