We have been fortunate with the weather managing to fly outside on the hill for every course. Here is a 360 panorama take above the fantastic flying field at Scale Hayne.
As we start to reduce our courses as winter approaches at the other five drone school UK training venues we are planning to run a course at Drone School Devon one weekend every month.
Our venue has a very interesting history. Seale-Hayne was an agricultural college in Devon, England, which operated from 1919 to 2005. It was the only agricultural college in the United Kingdom whose buildings were purpose designed and built. It was located 3 miles from Newton Abbot.
The college was established in accordance with the will of Charles Seale Hayne (1833-1903), a Liberal politician who was a Devon land-owner. The college was built between 1912 and 1914, but its opening was delayed by the start of the First World War. During the war it served as a training centre for Land Girls, and in 1918 and 1919 it operated as a military neurasthenic hospital for the treatment of soldiers suffering from shell shock.
The first students arrived in 1920. During the Second World War the college was used for the training of the Women’s Land Army After the war the college was significantly expanded, and by 1986 there were over 1,000 students.
In 1989 the college merged with Plymouth Polytechnic (Plymouth University from 1992). In 2005 the university closed the college and staff and students were transferred to Plymouth.
Today the Seale-Hayne site is used by Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, which provides education, therapy, care and respite for children and young people with profound physical disabilities as well as a centre to hold events to raise funds for the Dame Hannah Rogers School in Ivybridge.
Drone School UK offers basic drone training courses at six locations in the UK.