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Hands-On Drone Pilot Training Our full day drone pilot training course will equip you with all of the knowledge and skills you need to become an expert drone pilot. The course offers a combination of classroom training and hands-on flight sessions.

In-Person Course

$ 580.00

Learn to fly your drone like a pro

Learning all of the ins-and-outs of legally flying a DJI Phantom, Inspire, or Mavic can be complex, confusing, and intimidating. Let our experts guide you through the process in our 8 hour Drone Pilot Training course designed to walk you through everything you need to know. Learn everything from FAA rules and regulations to the various settings and features of your drone, and finish the day with our expert pilot as they take you outside for some hands on, one-on-one flight instruction. We will provide a DJI Phantom Series sUAS for the class.

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You will gain access to

  • 8 Hours: In-Person Drone Pilot Training

  • 3 Outdoor Hands On Flight Sessions

  • DARTdrones Swag Bag

  • Full Use of Our Phantom*

  • Full Access to Chief Pilot for Questions

  • Small Class Size with Expert Drone Pilot

* DARTdrones provides a DJI Phantom Series sUAS for the Drone Pilot Training course. 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.

Upcoming Classes

    Drone Pilot Training Dec 16, 2017

    Phoenix, az
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Quality Inn – Phoenix Airport
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    $580

    Drone Pilot Training Dec 16, 2017

    Austin, tx
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Hampton Inn and Suites Austin South/ Buda
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    $580

    Drone Pilot Training Dec 16, 2017

    Las Vegas, nv
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas - Red Rock/Summerlin
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    $580

    Drone Pilot Training Dec 16, 2017

    Raleigh, nc
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Hampton Inn - Raleigh/Clayton
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    $580

    Drone Pilot Training Dec 16, 2017

    Annapolis, md
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Double Tree - Annapolis
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    $580

    Drone Pilot Training Dec 16, 2017

    Minneapolis, mn
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Grand Stay - Apple Valley
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    $580

Hands On Drone Pilot Training
Course Curriculum

  • Lesson 1
    The Drone Revolution - What Can I Do With My Unmanned Aircraft?

    • Film, Photography, and Videography
    • Infrastructure Inspection
    • Emergency Services
    • Mapping & Surveying
    • Precision Agriculture
    • Drones 101 Review
  • Lesson 2
    Drone Basics - Platforms and Components

    • Primary Drone Types
    • DJI Overview
    • Phantom / Inspire / Mavic Specs
    • Standard DJI Systems
    • Power System
    • Propulsion & Maneuvering System
    • Command & Control System
    • Positioning & Navigation System
    • Imaging Payload
  • Lesson 3
    System Set Up - Connecting and Updating Your Drone

    • Downloading the App
    • Connecting Your Device
    • Performing Firmware Updates
  • Lesson 4
    The DJI Go App - Getting To Know Your Flight Display

    • System Status/Flight Mode
    • GPS/Link Quality/Battery Level
    • Camera Settings
    • Map / Flight Telemetry Data
  • Lesson 5
    Flight Walkthrough - Preparing For Your First Flight

    • Verifying System Settings & Status
    • Performing a Compass Calibration
    • Startup & Takeoff
    • In-Flight Stick Commands
    • Landing & Shutdown
    • Flight Logging
  • Lesson 6
    Advanced Settings - Key Menu Options

    • Multiple Flight Modes
    • Beginner Mode
    • Return to Home Altitude
    • Maximum Flight Altitude
  • Lesson 7
    Mission Specific Settings - Film, Inspection, and Mapping

    • Aerial Photography & Film
    • Structural Inspection
    • Aerial Mapping
  • Lesson 8
    Emergencies - Situations and Procedures

    • Loss of Control Link
    • Fly Away
    • Disorientation
    • Low Battery
  • Lesson 9
    Autonomous Flight - Intelligent Flight Modes

    • Accessing Intelligent Modes
    • Course Lock
    • Home Lock
    • Point of Interest
    • Follow Me
    • Waypoints
    • Active Track
    • Tap Fly
    • Draw
    • Gesture
    • Tripod
    • Terrain Follow
    • Exiting Intelligent Modes
  • Lesson 10
    Final Tips - Good to Know Info and Resources

    • DJI GEO System
    • Battery Management
    • DJI Academy / Flight Simulator
    • Flight Records

Professional Drone Curriculum Development Team

We are the leading experts in drone pilot training and have been building our curriculum for this course since 2014.

Amelia Owre

Curriculum Developer for the US Navy’s UAS Program

Roger Hall

Retired Firefighter and FAA Ground School Instructor

Taught in-person throughout the country by the finest pilots in the industry.

In-person drone pilot training with award winning manned and unmanned pilots.

Drone Pilot Training FAQs

I am new to drones. Is this course too advanced?

Many people that take the Drone Flight Training course 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. 

Can I bring my 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 course include outdoor flight time?

Yes! The 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.

What is the typical class size?

We keep our courses small and limit the course to 8 students.

What if the class isn't offered in my city? What if 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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