UAV / UAS / Drone Flight Training

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UAV/UAS/DRONE TRAINING COURSES

  • Part 107 sUAS Test Prep Course
  • Professional 30 Hour Commercial Training Class
  • Introduction to Drones
  • Hourly Training
  • Specialty and Technical Courses
  • Custom Onsite or Offsite Training

Part 107 sUAS Test Prep Course – 10 Hours

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One-on-one individual tutoring to prepare you for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certification

Learn directly from seasoned flight professionals with extensive experience in both manned aviation and sUAS operations. Our instructors have successfully taught thousands of students worldwide in both commercial and military environments in all aspects of remote pilot operations.

This 10 hour course will prepare you to pass the FAA initial or recurrent course and all study guides and course materials are provided – it even includes an interactive CBT program for Windows, MAC, iPhone, iPad or Android with over 500 of the FAA Remote Pilot test questions. Our experts will personally guide you through all areas of knowledge required by the FAA to score high on you exam.  Since it is individual you can take the course over two 5 hours days or split it up into as little as two hour sessions per day. Although this specialized course is designed for individual tutoring we can do small groups for associated parties or companies.

“We finished about 20 min ago, appreciate you setting this up, the class went great. We all learned a lot and feel a lot more comfortable about taking this test. The instructor was very knowledgeable and could not of helped us better he was fantastic. Just wanted to relay that to you and appreciate your help.” 


 

Professional Unmanned Systems Training for Industry and Career Pilots

Comprehensive UAV / UAS / Drone flight training for competency, FAA 333 Operators and Part 107 sUAS commercial knowledge and compliance requirements.

Professional instruction for those serious about a career or commercial UAV operations. Our instructors have thousands of hours experience flying and training all on manner of systems for both civilian and military clients, flying all types of missions from commercial surveying, mapping, inspection, rescue, feature films, television, music videos, sporting events to training civilian and military operators in war zones.

Our senior instructors are FAA licensed private and commercial pilots and your training also includes guiding you through the newly emerging FAA regulations governing UAV/Drone operations.

Since we are an award winning flight school we can also combine your unmanned training with a conventional fixed wing or rotorcraft pilot license to meet the minimum requirements for legal FAA operations. You must hold at least a private pilot license to operate a commercial drone system in the USA.

If your interest is being a payload or camera operator we’ll provide comprehensive instruction on the techniques and procedures for filming, imaging, mapping and more.

Primary Instruction – 30 flight hours

  • Multi-Rotor, Airplane or Helicopter flight accomplishing basic flight dynamics, maneuvers and theory
  • Learn precision control, medium to advanced flight skills and emergency recovery and resource management
  • 20 hours free simulator time
  • Integrated ground instruction covers controls, avionics, batteries, safety and procedures, systems, maintenance, setup, FAA regulations and compliance, records and log books, aircraft registration and markings
  • FAA Part 107 sUAS aeronautical knowledge requirements for the FAA practical test and sUAS Operators Certificate
    • FAA regulations
    • UAS operations
    • Waivers
    • Airspace classification and operating requirements
    • Flight restrictions and TFRs
    • Obstacle clearance
    • Weather and micrometeorology
    • Weight and balance
    • Load and performance
    • Emergency operations
    • Aeronautical decision making and judgement
    • Communications
    • Physiological effects of drugs and alcohol
    • Practical knowledge as it pertains to UAS operations and required for the knowledge test
  • The training is designed specifically for you, in your time frame, your schedule and availability
  • One-on one individual training, progress at your own pace
  • Open enrollment, start any time based on your availability and schedule
  • Senior instructors with extensive real world experience from training the military to Emmy award winning aerial cinematographers and versed in all areas of operations from mapping, sensors, imaging, data collection, telemetry, inspection, agriculture and surveillance
  • Included materials
    • 300+ page training manual
    • Part 107 Test Prep
    • ACS Remote Pilot
    • CBT – Drone Pilot Test Prep with over 500 test questions
    • Aeronautical charts and supplements
    • Personal remote pilot logbook
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Specialty  and Technical Courses

Advanced Training in Industry Specialties and Technically Advanced Operations.

Going beyond basic flight and operational competence, these advanced courses take you through the specifics of various industries and special uses of sUAS and larger drones. These are top level technical classes for advanced users or those serious about entering these fields.  Training is highly customized to each client and can be performed on-site, off-site or a combination of both. Many clients also request field training with a gradual transition from our personnel to their own operators as real world operations are accumulated and experience is gained.

Examples of coursework taught by our specialists:

  • Autopilot Systems and Programming
  • Multi Aircraft Operations
  • Aircraft Design, Theory and Applications
  • Sensors and Aerial Imaging
  • Infrared Camera Systems
  • Film and Television
  • Inspection Operations
  • FPV and Wireless Video Transmission
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • LiDar, DSM, Orthomosaic and Georeferencing
  • Agricultural Appications
  • Data Compilation and Management
  • Client Deliverables
  • Antenna Systems
  • Flight Operations and Management
  • Regulations and Compliance
  • SMS and CMS programs
  • Aircraft Maintenance and Repair
  • Advanced Avionics and Flight Control Systems Operation and Programming
  • Aerial Cinematography

Graduates say:

“Excellent. Thanks so much! We really enjoyed the work with you guys and got a lot out of the classes. -Andrea D, NASA-JPL

NASA JPL Jet Propulsion Lab

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Support and Facilities

 

  • Classrooms with A/V systems, internet and free WIFI
  • Library with books, manuals, charts and an extensive digital library with thousands of aviation publications
  • Online live scheduling and tracking
  • We keep you informed, involved, encouraged and up to date on seminars, classes, safety bulletins, regulation changes, TFRs and aviation events through our bulletins and email blasts
  • We are fully TSA certified for foreign students and have many resources to assist them with logistics and accommodations
  • Water, coffee, beverages and snacks on site
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Training Aids
  • RealFlight simulator on 60” screen and massive 22’ wall screen
  • Computer based radio and ATC simulator FREE for all students
  • Muti-media library on many aeronautical topic areas
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UAS Equipment
  • All aircraft, radios and equipment are provided for the training but you may also bring your own systems for make/model specific training
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Accessibility / Environment
  • Open from 7am to 11pm every day, seven days a week
  • Professional but very friendly encouraging atmosphere conducive to a positive learning experience
  • Experienced and friendly staff to assist in your training efforts
  • Our award winning training methods and unique programs keep you positively engaged
  • Great family atmosphere and general camaraderie with plenty of opportunity for sharing training experience with other pilots
 
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 Beginners

Learn the basics, get off to a great start and save yourself expensive crashes, See our Drone Introductory Flight Training here