Starting a Drone Business | DARTdrones: The National Drone Pilot School

Make money with your drone by starting your own drone business.

Our online course teaches you everything you need to know to start your own drone business.


Starting a Drone Business course built by

  • Amelia Owre, Fire Scout UAS Curriculum Developer, Navy Helicopter Pilot
  • Chris Speicher Ph.D, Director of Entrepreneurship at Marywood University
  • Abby Speicher, CEO and Co-Founder
  • Colin Romberger, Embry Riddle Masters in UAS
  • Karl Schwab, Software and Systems Engineer
  • Christina Martinez, CFII and Commercial Pilot

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Many new drone pilots are taking advantage of the immense opportunities in the drone industry and are launching their own drone business. Get started faster and with a higher chance of success. Learn from our experts exactly how to launch a successful drone business.

There are so many opportunities in drones. Choosing the right strategy can be complicated.

Our course guides you through market analysis, competitive analysis, and selecting a target market.

Finding customers is one of the most complicated parts of starting a drone business.

Our course teaches you about digital marketing, networking, and public relations.

Most drone entrepreneurs don’t have experience managing a business.

Our course teaches you how to setup your business operations from start to finish.

Legally forming and registering your business can be daunting.

Our course teaches you to setup your business entity.

Protecting your business requires thought and experience.

Our course covers copyright law, contracts, privacy, and trademarks.

Owning any business, but especially a drone business requires different types of insurance.

Our course teaches you about protecting your business by obtaining insurance.

Starting a Drone Business Has Become a Lot Easier!

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Meet our Starting a Drone Business developers

  • Amelia Owre

    Fire Scout UAS Curriculum Developer, Navy Helicopter Pilot

    Lead Curriculum Developer

  • Chris Speicher Ph.D

    Director of Entrepreneurship at Marywood University

    Course Instructor

  • Abby Speicher

    CEO and Co-Founder

    MBA in Entrepreneurship

  • Colin Romberger

    Embry Riddle Masters in UAS

    Drone Entrepreneur Since 2016

  • Karl Schwab

    Software and Systems Engineer

    Drone Entrepreneur Since 2015

  • Christina Martinez

    CFII and Commercial Pilot

    Drone Entrepreneur Since 2015

I'd recommend it to others considering a biz startup.

The course was great and I'd recommend it to others considering a biz startup. I have many of the pieces in place including a LLC, logo, biz cards etc and just received and registered my new Phantom 4 Pro v2.0.

Dave Alexander , Environmental EngineerSimple Power Solar LLC

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Starting a Drone Business

What You Get

  • 100% Online Course
  • Advice on Developing Your Strategy
  • Advice on Finding Customers
  • Advice on Setting Up Business Operations
  • Advice on Legal Considerations
  • Advice on Insurance
  • Access to multiple Drone Entrepreneur Webinars

Why Learn to Become a Drone Entrepreneur with DARTdrones?

We are Drone Entrepreneurs Too!

Most of our instructors also own their own drone services business and know what it takes to be successful.

Curriculum Created by Entrepreneurs

The course curriculum was inspired by the most relevant topics that our CEO, Abby, learned during her MBA in entrepreneurship.

We’ve Helped Hundreds

About a third of our students are drone entrepreneurs. We’ve trained and learned from some of the best and brightest in the industry.

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.

As seen on ABC's "Shark Tank"

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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