Phone: x1966


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees - B.S. Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Certifications - FAA Remote Pilot - NCDOT Remote Operator - FAA Airframe and Powerplant - NFPA 2400 Trainer/Certifier - ESRI ARC GIS Drone 2 Map Trainer/Certifier

Mr. Gabe Patton

I love all things aviation!   Prior to my teaching career, I served for 21 years in the United States Air Force.  I started my military career as an F-15 crew chief and retired as the production superintendent for an F-15E squadron right here in North Carolina.  Throughout my military and civilian careers, I have had the opportunity to work with manned and unmanned aircraft all over the world. I have been a part of flight test programs, combat operations, training operations and was a member of Space Shuttle Discovery’s recovery team at it's alternate landing site at Edwards AFB, CA.  I am very fortunate to be able to teach a subject that I feel so passionate about.


  • Drone Technology I (Blocks 1 and 4)


    Required materials - All required materials will be provided for this course


    Credentails - Students will have the opportunity to earn the following credentials:


    - FAA sUAS Remote Pilot License 

    - NCDOT Remote Pilot Certificate



    Drone Technology II (Block 2)


    Required materials - 1/2" or 1" three ring binder


    Credentials - Students will have the opportunity to earn the following credentials:


    - ESRI ARC GIS Drone 2 Map certificate

    - NFPA 2400 sUAS Public Safety certificate