The Drone Team competes against teams from across the state of Georgia and NE Florida. Competitors complete in various drone competition areas such as obstacle courses, landing challenges, speed courses, and NFO challenges (flight direction assisted by a teammate), and academics related to aeronautics and aerodynamics. All drone equipment is provided by the unit. In the teams second year of full competition, Hillgrove cadets WON the 2023 Area-12 (STATE) Drone Championship. The team is highly competitive, finishing very high in all areas of competition, including first place in the academic portion, enroute to their first ever State title. There are no specific skills or requirements to be on the team other than a willingness to practice and work hard to implove.