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Our Professional Drone Pilot Package combines 3 of our most extensive courses for commercial drone pilots and is the easiest way to earn your DARTdrones Wings.
In-Person Drone Pilot Training
A full day of in-person drone pilot training with our expert flight instructor who provides a comprehensive understanding of your equipment through a combination of classroom and hands-on training.
Part 107 Drone License Test Prep
A full day of in-person training designed to give you everything you need to pass the Part 107 Drone License exam. Includes 6 months access to our full online Part 107 Test Prep course and student guide.
Online Real World Flight Planning and Execution Courses
After your in-person courses, receive our complete Real World Flight Planning and Execution Program consisting of 14 online, scenario-based courses which take you through interactive sUAS flight issues and emergency scenarios.
Complete Professional Drone Pilot Package: $1649
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Earn Your DARTdrones Wings
This package is the easiest way to earn your DARTdrones Wings to become a nationally recognized certified drone pilot. Learn more about the DARTdrones Wings.
99% Pass Rate
Our students have achieved a 99% pass rate on their first attempt when taking the Part 107 Exam. Our course gives you the comprehensive knowledge you need.
Eligible for TOP Level 1
By completing this package, you are eligible for the TOP Level 1 Certificate. You just need to pay a $250 certification fee. Learn more about TOP.
All three courses are developed and taught by industry experts and licensed pilots ranging from US Navy UAS curriculum developers to Blackhawk Helicopter Pilots.
In-Person Drone Pilot Training
Let our experts guide you hands-on through all you need to know about your equipment, safety considerations, and advanced flight features. We rotate from indoor to outdoor training so that you get flight time with our expert pilots.*
*DARTdrones will provide a DJI Phantom Series sUAS for training. For insurance and liability purposes, students MUST use the provided equipment or provide proof of liability insurance with DARTdrones LLC named as an additional insured, prior to the course.
In-Person Part 107 Test Prep Course
Our expert flight instructor will teach you everything you need to know to ace the Part 107 Drone License exam. Gain full access to both in-person as well as online material crafted by our expert curriculum developers, resulting in a 99% pass rate for all students who have completed our course.
14 Online Courses
After your in-person courses, receive access to our Real World Flight Planning and Execution Program. The program includes a series of 14 online, scenario-based courses covering topics such as airspace, weather, site assessment, equipment care & maintenance, emergency procedures and more.
Custom crafted by our expert curriculum development team
Our in house curriculum team spent months developing the courses included in the Professional Drone Pilot Package.
Curriculum Developer for the US Navy’s UAS Program
Retired Firefighter and FAA Ground School Instructor
Learn Hands-On From Our Team of Expert Pilots
In-person training with award winning manned and unmanned pilots.
U.S. Military Academy Professor
CFI and Mission Pilot for Civil Air Patrol
Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot and FAA CFII
Instrument Rated Pilot
Navy Nuclear Weapons Technician
Embry Riddle Masters in UAS
Commercial Pilot and CFI
Sergeant Daytona Beach Police
FEMA Search and Rescue Team
Helicopter Pilot and CFI
CFII and Commercial Pilot
Pulitzer Prize Photojournalist
U.S. Air Force Instructor and Pilot
Helicopter Pilot and CFI
Army National Guard Signal Officer
Marine Combat Instructor and Pilot
Multi-Engine Instrument Rated Pilot
Private Pilot and Business Owner
Frequently Asked Questions
I am new to drones. Is this package too advanced?
Many people that take our courses are brand new to drones and flying for the first time in the class. The course starts with the basics for beginners, but also gets great reviews from advanced drone pilots.
How many days is the full Professional Drone Pilot Package?
The Professional Drone Pilot Package includes one full day of Drone Flight Training, one full day of Part 107 in-person training, and then full access to our 14 online micro courses called the Real-World Flight Planning and Execution Program. Most people take the two in-person classes in one full weekend on a Saturday and Sunday. However, it’s also an option to split the classes into two different weekends.
Can I bring my own drone? What kind of drone is available?
Our instructor provides a drone in the course, typically a DJI Phantom Series sUAS. For insurance and liability purposes, students CANNOT fly their own equipment during the course unless they provide proof of liability insurance with DARTdrones LLC named as an additional insured prior to the course. Although our class covers the Mavic and Inspire, our instructors usually only have a Phantom which is sufficient for this level of training.
Any insurance company that offers coverage for sUAS flight is sufficient for this course. Many students have used Verifly as their provider. Verifly is available in most states and allows for coverage to be purchased by the hour.
Does the Professional Drone Pilot Package include outdoor flight time?
Yes! The Drone Pilot Training course rotates from indoor to outdoor training. Learn in the comfort of a classroom and then head outside to fly in 3 one hour flight sessions. The Part 107 Test Prep course is completely inside.
What is Part 107? Why do I need it? How do I get it?
In August of 2016, the FAA launched new rules for commercial drone pilots under the FAA regulations called Part 107. The new rules allow people interested in flying their drones for a profit or commercial use to gain a license from the FAA to fly their drone for commercial purposes after passing a 60 question, 2 hour exam offered at an FAA testing center. (The old rules used to require a 333 exemption and a manned aircraft pilot’s license. This is no longer necessary.) Someone new to aviation could commit 15 – 20 hours of study time and be ready to pass their exam. The cost to take the exam is $150, paid to the testing center. DARTdrones does not offer locations to take the exam, but it’s really easy to book it at one of the FAA’s 690 testing centers across the country. Once you pass the exam, you get your certificate within a few weeks and are able to fly commercially.
After I complete the Part 107 Test Prep Course, will I be ready to take my exam?
Although we cover all of the content that you will need to study for the test, many students want to spend study time with our online Part 107 Test Prep course, especially the practice tests. We recommend not booking your exam until after you complete our class and feel ready.
What is the typical class size?
We keep our courses small and limit the Drone Pilot Training course to 8 students and the Part 107 In-Person Training to 15 students.
What if the class isn't offered in my city? What if the class in my city is sold out?
We typically schedule one class per month in each city about 10-12 weeks in advance of a class. If your city is completely sold out, we recommend checking a nearby city, organizing a private group lesson (priced for 8 participants), or submitting a contact form as we do often have last minute cancellations.
Will the class be rescheduled due to inclement weather?
We truly care about the safety of our students. If travel becomes dangerous, we will postpone the course to a later date and you can always select a date that works for you. If travel is not dangerous, we will still hold the indoor portion of the class and will reschedule only the outdoor flying portion to a later date.
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