UAV Aerial Mapping and Modeling Develop the skills needed to successfully gather and analyze mapping data with an unmanned aerial vehicle.
Advanced Training Simplified
The rapid development of unmanned aerial technology has changed the way surveying and mapping projects are conducted. Jobs that may have taken days or weeks using traditional methods can now be completed in a matter of hours. Our training courses simplify the complexities of gathering and analyzing high-quality mapping data. Explore our aerial mapping packages and learn to perform professional-level mapping and modeling missions.
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Drones for Beginners
This online video-based course will answer the most common questions asked by new pilots. Learn how to register your drone and dive into FAA rules, regulations, and industry trends.
Learn how to use your drone’s multiple camera features and capture seamless aerial photos and videos. This online video-based course will show you how to position your UAV and use the weather to your advantage to collect the most accurate images.
Part 107 Test Prep Online
Learn at your own pace with our online Part 107 Test Prep course. This course will teach you everything you need to know in order to pass the FAA exam and become a certified commercial drone pilot. Gain access to 300 FAA Part 107 test questions, a 50-page study guide, and the ability to ask our Chief Pilot any questions you may have! (Get this course for free when combined with the in-person Part 107 Test Prep course).
Basic Flight Training
Our full day in-person Basic Flight Training course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an expert drone pilot. This course offers a combination of classroom training and hands-on flight sessions with one of our expert flight instructors. Limited class sizes guarantee that you will get adequate flight time and leave feeling confident in your abilities to fly!
Part 107 Test Prep
The Part 107 Test Prep course will teach you everything you need to know in order to pass the FAA exam. Our in-person course is an 8-hour classroom learning experience with one of our expert drone instructors. We offer a money back guarantee if you fail the exam, but we are proud to say our students have a 99% pass rate!
Aerial Mapping and Modeling Workshop
Elevate your career in aerial mapping and modeling. We partnered with DroneDeploy – a leading drone mapping software company – to help you develop the skills needed to effectively gather, analyze and export mapping data. This in-person two-day workshop requires that you already hold a Part 107 certification.
DJI Matrice 200 Series Flight Training In-Person Course
Don’t let bad weather affect your projects. Develop the skills you need to successfully fly the most advanced UAV platform for commercial and industrial applications. Our in-person full day DJI Matrice 200 series training course offers a combination of hands-on flight training and classroom preparation led by our expert instructors.
Standard Operating Procedures Manual Development
Developing a thorough customized Standard Operating Procedures Manual takes time. Our Chief Flight Instructor will work with you and your team to create a unique document that covers UAS operations, FAA requirements and regulations, administrative considerations, mission specific protocols, pre-flight checklists, crew briefing, aircraft inspections, in-flight procedures, data collection procedures, emergency procedures, and more.
Airspace Authorizations and Waiver Submissions
The FAA has laid out all of the regulations and limitations under which commercial sUAS pilots can operate. For some companies, the need may arise to conduct missions outside of these guidelines. To fly in controlled airspace, drone pilots need to apply for an Airspace Authorization Waiver from the FAA. To go beyond the FAA Regulations under Part 107 such as night flights, an application for a Waiver must be made to the FAA and additional training may be required. Our team can help you navigate this process.
Custom Training to Fit Your Needs
Need something more advanced or specific to your team? Not a problem. Work with our expert curriculum team to modify an existing training course or customize new training to fit your department’s specific needs.
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Free resources to get you started!
Still exploring the industry? Great! Download our free resources and understand what it takes to become a certified commercial drone pilot. From our Part 107 preparation guide to our free flight checklist, you will be able to gauge the basics of drone operations. Curious about how mapping and modeling will play a role? Download a preview of our mapping and modeling course for more information. If you would like to learn more about our classes, please give us a call at 800-264-3907.
As an agency with national jurisdiction, it is critically important that our drone based products are standardized. Using a training program that is able to train a national team to scale is critical to the success of the NTSB UAS program.
Bill EnglishSenior Air Safety Investigator, National Transportation Safety Board - NTSB
Our architecture and engineering firm completed a four-day intensive training with DARTdrones covering Part 107, Flight Training, and Aerial Mapping and Modeling. Our instructor, Colin, was awesome and extremely knowledgeable. We feel very confident launching our drone program.
Keith ChristensenHead of 3D Laser Scanning , PS&S Integrated Services
I work for a Sheriff's department and we intend to use the skills I learned from the mapping workshop to perform some logistical work, security for large events, and potentially mapping out large crime scenes or motor vehicle crash sites.
I thought it was a great course with three very good instructors. I appreciated the fact that they were all using drones in the mapping industry and actually doing the work I was hoping to do.
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Why Train with DARTdrones?
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Learn from Mapping Professionals
DARTdrones prides itself on our expert instructors. Our training is designed through a proven curriculum development method with content gained from industry professionals. With over 1,700 combined hours of UAV flight instruction, our three lead mapping and modeling instructors understand the ins and outs of conducting advanced missions, gathering appropriate data, and compiling detailed maps using one of the industry most advanced mapping softwares – DroneDeploy. Our “Lay of the Land” bundle package will allow you to commercially operate your drone for aerial mapping and modeling missions in no time.
St. Claire Williams
Sniper Team Lead for Atlanta Police
Private Pilot and Photographer
Commercial and ATP Rated Pilot
R.C. and Manned Aircraft Pilot
United States Navy Veteran
Owner/Chief Pilot for NC Drone Pro
U.S. Air Force Instructor and Pilot
Marine Combat Instructor and Pilot
Pulitzer Prize Photojournalist
Multi-Engine Instrument Rated Pilot
Helicopter Pilot and CFI
Helicopter Pilot and CFI
Embry Riddle Masters in UAS
FEMA Search and Rescue Team
CFII and Commercial Pilot
Commercial Pilot and CFI
Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot and FAA CFII
CFI and Mission Pilot for Civil Air Patrol
Experimental Aircraft Pilot and Engineer
Navy Nuclear Weapons Technician
CFI / CFII & ATP Rated Aviator
Former Military Pilot
CFI & Lifelong Educator
Avid drone photographer
CFII and Aviation Instructor
U.S. Military Academy Professor
Sergeant Daytona Beach Police
Sergeant Milford Police Department
Commercial Helicopter Pilot
Army National Guard Signal Officer
Instrument Rated Pilot
Pilot & Entrepreneur
Private Pilot and Patent Holder
Private Pilot and Business Owner
Aviation Enthusiast & Private Pilot
Software and Systems Engineer
sUAS Photographer & Design Director
Airline Pilot & Business Owner
AAAE's UAS Committee member
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