Night Operations | DARTdrones: The National Drone Pilot School

Expand your capabilities. Get FAA approval to fly drones at night.

With decreased visibility and equipment limitations, sUAS night operations take special preparation and execution. Get ready to fly your drone at night with this interactive, online learning program.

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Night Operations course built by

  • Amelia Owre, Fire Scout UAS Curriculum Developer, Navy Helicopter Pilot
  • Colin Romberger, Embry Riddle Masters in UAS
  • Karl Schwab, Software and Systems Engineer

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Flying in low light conditions adds an additional level of complexity and risk that drone pilots must thoroughly understand before launching night operations. The FAA requires drone pilots to submit a waiver and complete specialized training in order to perform commercial sUAS operations at night. Our Drone Night Operations course offers comprehensive training on night flight operations and night physiology as well as guidance on obtaining a night operations waiver.

The FAA requires a specific waiver for a drone pilot to fly at night.

Our course includes a FAA Daylight Operations Waiver template and guide which makes applying for your waiver a breeze.

Once you have our FAA waiver, the FAA requires you to complete night physiology training.

Our course is accepted by the FAA.

Each night physiology course must be signed off from a Certified Flight Instructor.

After completing a quiz at the end of the course, our Certified Flight Instructor signs your Certificate of Completion.

Visual observers are required by the FAA to fly at night.

Our course teaches you how to effectively utilize visual observers.

5.0 student rating for our Night Operations curriculum!

Curriculum Designed By Professional Drone Pilots

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Meet our Night Operations developers

  • Amelia Owre

    Fire Scout UAS Curriculum Developer, Navy Helicopter Pilot

    Lead Curriculum Developer

  • Colin Romberger

    Embry Riddle Masters in UAS

    Night Operations Pilot and Waiver Holder

  • Karl Schwab

    Software and Systems Engineer

    Night Operations Pilot and Waiver Holder

Successfully Received Waiver

I really enjoyed the DARTdrones Night Operations course. Our department successfully applied for and received our night waiver.

John A Sabia II, Division Chief – Special OperationsDeltona Fire Rescue

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Night Operations

What You Get

  • 100% Online Course
  • Night Operations Module
  • Night Physiology Module
  • Visual Observers Module
  • Explanation of How to Submit a Night Waiver
  • Night Waiver Templates
  • Night Operations Test for Your Crew Members
  • Certificate of Completion Signed by Certified Flight Instructor
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Why Learn Night Operations with DARTdrones?

Over 150 Students

We’ve trained over 150 students on night physiology training and the night operations waiver.

Curriculum Created by Drone Pilots

Our instructors fly drones full time and utilize night operations waivers all the time.

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If you have questions, you can always reach out to our team for help.

Access to Our Extensive Alumni Network

We have thousands of alumni across the country and train some of the largest organizations in the world. Join the ranks of the nation's leading drone pilots.

Availability for Advanced Classes

We train drone pilots on being successful from A-Z. As the national leader in drone training, we have over 15 in-person and online classes.

$50 Credit Towards any other DARTdrones Class

Receive a $50 credit towards any other DARTdrones class when you train with us.

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WHY DARTDRONES? We have a proven track record for training pilots in dozens of industries.

35Qualified Instructors

Our instructors have manned aviation experience flying airplanes and helicopters and have gained the highest drone piloting recognitions in the industry. Many own successful UAS businesses themselves.

30+Cities Nationwide

As featured on ABC's Shark Tank, we are the nation's leading drone training company with an extensive network of alumni and partners throughout the country.

150+Hours of Material

Created and refined by UAS training experts, including our Director of Training, who is a UAS Navy Curriculum Developer and former Navy helicopter pilot.

11K+Pilots Trained

With a community of over 50,000 drone enthusiasts across the US and internationally, DARTdrones is at the forefront of UAS technology.

Expert Instructors

Our students absolutely love our instructors! Our classes are engaging, fun, and extremely informative.

Advanced Training Courses

We don't just train our students on the basics. We have extensive advanced training courses to help our alumni succeed in mapping, inspections, disaster response, aerial photography, night operations, and search and rescue.

Industry Certified and Vetted Curriculum

DARTdrones has curriculum vetted and certified by AUVSI, the leading UAS industry association, to ensure professional quality.


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