Drones have started to prove their value in giving emergency services teams incredible situational awareness. Police officers, fire fighters, and SWAT teams across the country are using drones for search and rescue with FLIR, crime scene investigation, accident investigation, criminal pursuit, forest fire tracking, and damage assessment. Drones are not just toys or flying cameras. Drones are saving lives.
The DARTdrones Courses are taught by our expert Flight Instructors who all hold an FAA Pilot’s License. Our Flight Instructors are leaders in the industry and include CFII Rated Certified Flight Instructors, Army Helicopter Pilots, SWAT Team Leaders, Firefighters, and Commercial Airline Pilots. Our Flight Captains were hand picked as leading experts in the industry who can provide a professional, engaging, and customized experience for our clients.
We Offer Comprehensive Packages
DARTdrones offers private emergency services drone training courses across the United States where our Flight Captain comes to your location to provide custom or standard training for your team. We also offer Open Enrollment Courses that are ideal for individual police or fire fighters looking to get trained with other drone enthusiasts.
- Consultation on Implementation, Legal Considerations, and Insurance Based On Your Needs
- Customized Training at Your Facility
- Up-To-Date Information on the Changing Local, Sate, and Federal Drone Laws
- Assistance Choosing and Maintaining Proper Equipment
- Tailored SOP for Your Department’s Drone Deployment
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Meet Some of Our Expert Flight Captains
Chris Grazioso Massachusetts
Chris Grazioso is from Abington, Massachusetts and for the past twenty eight years, has worked in the EMS field focusing on EMS Special Operations and Emergency Management. He is also a member of a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team and started using drone technology in their operations. Currently, they can be used for real time damage assessments and infrastructure inspections; GIS, mapping, and pictrometry; or just provide an eye in the sky for command staff on the ground. As the technology evolves and drones get more powerful and fly longer, they’ll be able to deliver relief supplies and medical supplies or deliver a rescue line across swift water without endangering a rescuer’s life. The only other way those things can be done is with an expensive helicopter or airplane.
Chris has been interested in aviation his entire life and received his pilots license in 2010. He flies with family and friends all over New England. He’s also made two literal cross country trips, flying with a friend from Boston to Florida and Boston to Alaska in a Piper Warrior. He usually flies Warriors and Cessna Skyhawks but also has his high performance and complex endorsement and occasionally flies Piper Arrows and Cessna Skylanes.
Chris Bailey Connecticut
Chris is a current Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk pilot and a former Navy SH-60F Seahawk pilot. Chris started flying Remote Control airplanes and helicopters from a young age, even helping out in the manufacturing of military drones for a company that would eventually be acquired by L3. Chris competed on both the local and national level flying RC aircraft before joining the Navy. After the Navy, Chris went to Sikorsky Aircraft where he is responsible for training pilots and aircrew in the operation and maintenance of the worlds most advanced helicopters. Chris is originally from the Washington DC area, but currently lives in Connecticut.
St. Claire "Saint" Williams Georgia
St.Claire holds an Instrument, Commercial Pilot certificate in Multi and Single engine aircraft. He served 14 years in the United States Marine Corps, with his last four years as a Communication Chief for a Marine Reconnaissance Unit. He serves now as a Special Investigator and Sniper Team leader for a Metro Atlanta Law enforcement agency. He has been a general aviation pilot since 2010 and is a part-time Commercial Pilot and currently working on obtaining his CFI rating. He is an advanced 3D RC helicopter pilot. St.Claire is originally from the U.S Virgin Islands, and now lives in Atlanta, GA with his family.
Roger Hall Florida
Roger became interested in drone aviation soon after retiring from a 25- year career in the fire service. During his tenure as a firefighter with the Nashua, NH Fire Rescue, he served as a member of the Hazmat & dive rescue teams. He is a licensed sport pilot who enjoys flying weight shift control aircraft. Roger splits his time living in Naples, FL & Wells, ME; he enjoys training public service departments & assisting them with the implementation of UAS into their organizations as well as using drones to film at live events.
"I gained insight as to the safety procedures necessary to conduct and offer services to the public within the changing legal landscape. "
"Words cannot express the wealth of knowledge taught by your experienced Flight Captain Brian. His method of instructing put me in a comfort zone that makes me feel that I am ready for whatever UAV requirements are necessary to fly."
"Excellent instructor. Up to date knowledge on rules and regulations. In depth review of the DJI Drones."
"Chris Bailey was able to present the course in such a way that all experience levels were able to enjoy and learn the material. My UAS had a malfunction which turned out to be a RC failure. Chris gave much of his own time to assist me in determining the problem. What a GREAT instructor!"
"The instructor was very knowledgeable on the aviation laws, personable and most of all, professional! I am looking to participate with other classes offered by DARTdrones."
Where will the training be?
You have two options. You can enroll in a pre-scheduled open enrollment class in any of the cities we are currently in at a facility we provide, or our flight instructor can travel to your facility and conduct a private lesson with a small group of people from your team. Please call us at 800-264-3907 for a free consultation.
We have people working different shifts. How will you accommodate training?
For a customized, on-site training, we can work with your schedule to provide full day or multiple day training.
What documents do I need to fly as a first responder?
The rules and regulations from the FAA are constantly changing, so please call us for a free consultation. We would be more than happy to get you started with what you need, and offer you a full consultation about the requirements for flying at the time of your call.
How do I sign-up for a consultation?
You can call us for a free consultation Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm EST at 800.264.3907 Ext. 701, or email us at [email protected] and we will be back in touch as soon as possible.
Who will my instructor be?
We try to provide our customers with a Flight Instructor who has real experience in the field, whether it be Police, Fire, or other Emergency Services. However, the most cost effective option would be for us to deploy the Flight Instructor closest to you. We will do our best to accommodate you based on your needs.