ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Those interested in flying drones have a great opportunity to learn from certified instructors during a special course offered at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum on Saturday, Dec. 9 from noon to 3 p.m. Learn to Fly Drones, a course presented by certified instructors from Colibri Flight Academy, is designed for beginner pilots ages 8 and up. Training includes set up, use of flight controller, in flight performance and crash prevention and maintenance procedures. Students receive a free micro-drone with custom graphics, battery, controller, and three hours of instruction and flight time. Tickets are $149 per person and $199 for a parent/child combo. Military, senior and group discounts are also available at    Colibri Flight Academy strives to offer the most comprehensive introduction to piloting drones available to beginners by keeping class sizes small in order to ensure one-on-one attention for all attendees.   Named in honor of Albuquerque's pioneering aeronauts Maxie Anderson and Ben Abruzzo, the Balloon Museum opened in 2005 and has since welcomed over one million visitors from across New Mexico, the United States, and around the world. Through its extensive collection of artifacts, interactive special exhibitions, and engaging educational programs, the Museum is a gateway to science, exploration, and discovery. The Museum is open year round and hosts many community-oriented special events, features unique art and architecture, and offers distinctive rental spaces for meetings, weddings and receptions, and other celebrations.