Virtual Basic Flight Training | DARTdrones: The National Drone Pilot School

Learn to fly your drone from the comfort of your home.

Learn the full capabilities of your equipment so you can fly with confidence in our Virtual Basic Flight Training Course!

Upcoming Workshops

  • Oct 23
    1 day | Saturday
    11:00 - 3:30 pm ET
    Live Online
  • Dec 11
    1 day | Saturday
    11:00 - 3:30 pm ET
    Live Online
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Learn how to effectively fly your drone in this 4 hour live virtual course. First, our instructor will teach you all about how to fly safely and use your drone. Then, you will complete homework flight assignments to practice what you learned.

"I need to know how to respond in an emergency."

Emergencies with drones do happen. Your ideal response will vary depending on your settings, your drone, and the situation. This course teaches you about emergency response.

“I want to fully understand my equipment.”

Totally! Why would you buy technology this capable if you weren’t going to learn how to use all the bells and whistles? Our course teaches you how to use intelligent navigation modes to take your flights to the next level.

“I want to be confident I am doing everything right.”

That's the goal of this course. You will be confident that you understand exactly how this expensive equipment should work.

Curriculum designed by industry experts to ensure confidence for your first flight

    • Film, photography, and videography
    • Infrastructure
    • Inspections
    • Emergency services
    • Mapping and surveying
    • Precision agriculture
    • Drones 101 review
    • 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
    • Downloading the app
    • Connecting your device
    • Performing firmware updates
    • System status / flight mode
    • GPS / link quality / battery level
    • Camera settings
    • Map / flight telemetry data
    • Verifying system settings & status
    • Performing a compass calibration
    • Startup & takeoff
    • In-Flight stick commands
    • Landing & shutdown
    • Flight logging
    • Multiple flight modes
    • Beginner mode
    • Return to home altitude
    • Maximum flight altitude
    • Aerial photography and film
    • Structural inspection
    • Aerial mapping
    • Loss of control link
    • Fly aways
    • Disorientation
    • Low battery
    • 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
    • DJI GEO System
    • Battery management
    • DJI Academy / Flight Simulator
    • Flight records

What You Get

  • 4 Hours of Live Virtual Training
  • Comprehensive Equipment Training
  • Live Access to Instructor
  • Access to 1 Hour Drones for Beginners Online Self-Paced Course
  • Recording of Training Session

Upcoming Virtual Basic Flight Training Dates

Virtual Basic Flight Training
Oct 23

1 day | Saturday
11:00 - 3:30 pm ET

Virtual Basic Flight Training
Dec 11

1 day | Saturday
11:00 - 3:30 pm ET

Our curriculum was designed by drone experts to make you successful.

You'll walk away feeling confident on your equipment.

Amelia Owre

Fire Scout UAS Curriculum Developer, Navy Helicopter Pilot

A former Navy helicopter pilot, Amelia flew the SH-60F, HH-60H & MH-60S before transitioning to unmanned systems. She spent 5 years developing curriculum & training for the Navy’s MQ-8 Fire Sco ut UAS, & continues to instruct UAS operators as a current Naval reservist. Amelia is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy & holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate.

Why Complete Virtual Basic Flight with DARTdrones?

Comfort of Your Home

Complete comprehensive equipment training from the comfort of your home.

Live Access to Instructor

This training is live with one of our expert instructors. You can ask questions just like in a real classroom.

Save on Travel

Many students travel to our in-person training courses. Save on travel expenses by completing the course from home.

Comprehensive Training

Our comprehensive training is a proven curriculum that we've used to train thousands.

We Are Your Drone Experts

Our instructor gives you an unbiased opinion about the best equipment. Our team is always available to help you succeed.

Access to our Extensive Alumni Network

We have thousands of alumni across the country and train some of the largest organizations in the world. Join the ranks of the nation's leading drone pilots.


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