Start a Drone Business with DARTdrones

DARTdrones training has helped hundreds of drone pilots start drone businesses, putting them on track for success in this evolving industry. Our courses include guidance on how to find and market to customers, training on how to fly popular drone platforms, and classes that teach you what you need to know to be compliant with commercial FAA drone regulations.

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As the drone industry continues to grow, more and more pilots are need to fly missions that:

  • Produce high-resolution maps of construction sites
  • Capture dramatic aerial footage for television or movie productions
  • Support the expansion of the 5G mobile network with tower inspection flights
  • Capture data for insurance companies after a hurricane
  • Assist commercial roof inspectors with thermal imaging data capture
  • And much more

Many new drone entrepreneurs open their own LLC as a way to get experience as a contracted drone pilot. As they start to specialize and add mission specific flights to their menu of services, pilots typically go from offering their services in their free time to becoming a full time drone pilot. From there, many drone entrepreneurs aspire to eventually use their newly gained expertise to be hired as a full time pilot for large enterprise drone programs. As these large enterprise drone programs continue to grow, the demand for experienced drone pilots continues to increase.

DARTdrones training and curriculum is designed to set you up for success whether that means becoming a part-time drone pilot in your free time, running a fully functioning business, or aquiring the qualifications to be hired full-time. Our training program features:

  • Flexible in-person training on the weekends
  • Online classes at your own pace
  • Live and recorded webinars with experts in the drone industry
  • Tips on finding new customers

What Current Drone Entrepreneurs Are Charging*

  • "$12,000 for monthly monitoring of a construction site over the course of 2 years."
  • "$8,000 for construction progress tracking over 12 days of work."
  • "$3,000 per day for mapping and modeling missions."
  • "$1,000 for real estate photography for 4 hours of work over 2 days and 1 hour of post production."
  • "$10,000 for mapping a 10 mile corridor for a proposed pipeline for a local engineering company for 5 days of flying and 2 weeks of processing."
  • "$23,000 for oil and gas infrastructure inspections."
  • "$3,000 for roof inspections over 4 weeks."
Results are from a 2019 survey from over 500 individuals in the DARTdrones community. DARTdrones cannot guarantee trainees will make this income.

We recommend drone entrepreneurs get started by completing our Starting a Drone Business Package

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1. Basic Flight Training(reg. $580)

Become a professional-level flyer

Starting with Basic Flight Training will increase your piloting competence and give you a firm foundation for your company. You will learn how to calibrate, fly, and land your drone in different conditions, master drone platforms and software, and learn best practices and regulations.

2. Part 107 Test Prep(reg. $670)

Pass your Part 107 exam

All commercial pilots are required by law to have a Part 107 Certification. While it’s difficult to study and pass on your own, DARTdrones provides in-person and online prep classes to help you be successful. Our alumni have a 99% pass rate and we provide the Part 107 Money Back Guarantee.* *See details in the FAQ.

3. Real World Flight Planning and Execution(reg. $399)

Gain real-world expertise

Flying a drone in the real world means dealing with weather, hazardous environments, and competition for airspace. The Real-World Flight Planning and Execution Program takes you through 14 scenario-based e-learning courses designed to prepare you to risk assess and ready you for successful sUAS missions.

4. Starting a Drone Business(reg. $300)

Create your business

Are you stumped about how to create your LLC, make a business plan, or market your business to clients in your region? Our online Starting a Drone Business class takes you through each step.

The Starting a Drone Business Package is offered in 30+ cities

The nation's leader in drone training

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.

Next, Complete Advanced Training

Once you’ve completed the Starting a Drone Business Package, complete advanced training to gain specialization and get more jobs!

Join thousands of pilots who have completed training with us

DARTdrones offered me a great training foundation for my UAS piloting career. As a first-time flyer the hands-on experience of the training gave me the confidence to pursue my dream of being a small-business owner. The response to any and all questions that I had about the training reassured me that I was making a great choice in choosing DARTdrones for my training. And I passed my Part 107 training the first time, with ease.

Ty Jarry

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Rachel (Keating) Bishop@ ms_tweating

The next evolution in my process!! Just took my first flight watching a classmate do his!! #dartdrones #dji #drones #pilot #scranton @ Jessup, Pennsylvania instagram.com/p/Jfdijsd/

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