Ready for takeoff: UH-Hilo prepares aeronautical science program

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald From left, PhD candidate Roberto Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Geography Dr. Ryan Perroy, undergraduate student Crystal Baysa and graduate student Eszter Collier uncover the propellers and put batteries into a DJI Matrice 600 drone Wednesday at University of Hawaii at Hilo. The Matrice 600 was purchased with grant money from the National Science Foundation Division of Earth Sciences.

After years of effort, a four-year aeronautical science program will finally take flight at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.