Drone Flight Training & Part 107 Test Prep (2 Days)

Drone Flight Training and Part 107 Test Prep

Why do I need 3rd Rock Air's Drone Training School

Seeing how drones are a daily part of life, news, sports, first responders, construction, etc., you most likely know someone who owns a drone or your company is using drones in projects or filling job positions with people who have drone experience. The futuristic predictors, have been blind-sided by the number of drone owners and businesses using drone technology than could have ever been anticipated. Wow! Old school thinking, right?

No one can predict innovation in a market such as this. With today's technology in mobile devices, 3D printing, cinematography and so on, the sky is no longer the limit. Take social media for example, who would have been able to accurately predict this? Today, you either get with the program or find yourself settled with obsolete knowledge and skill sets.

Take one of our drone training school courses and be a part of this growing industry.

Course structure

So, whether you plan to start a business, own a drone or are just thinking about buying one, we want you to have a complete understanding of how a drone operates and the laws and regulations that apply to it. Our course is 2days in length and will be split between classroom time and outside flight time. Unlike other schools that make you share a drone, everyone will have their own. Our philosophy is to provide a basic drone that allows you to develop the basic skills needed in case your expensive drone has a failure requiring you to take over manually.

What's included in this course.
  • 2 Days of classroom/flight training
  • 2 volume student workbook with 325+ pages of review material
  • End of class practice test
  • Lunch both days
  • A Syma X5HW to use and take home with you after completion of class
What you will learn in this course.
  • Business opportunities
  • How the four main quadcopter controls roll, pitch, yaw, and throttle affect a quadcopter’s movement.
  • The parts of your quadcopter and how each of them affect the drones' operation.
  • How to use a pre-flight checklist and go through it before each take off.
  • Safety precautions when operating your drone.
  • What you need to know to pass the Part 107 Knowledge test given by the FAA to become a commercial sUAS operator.
What you will fly

We provide a Syma X5HW quadcopter to each student for their flight training. We've chosen the X5HW because of its reliability and the fact that it is a completely manual aircraft. Before you move to a more expensive aircraft with features such as one button takeoff, altitude hold, return home, etc. you need to learn the basic skills required to fly a drone without built in assist modes.

After you've spent some time learning the basic controls and how to fly a UAV in completely manual mode, you will move on to one of our school's DJI Phantoms's. With the the Phantom, you will be able to experience a number of different pilot assist modes, helping you fly and control the aircraft. Then we'll give you some time on our Mavic 2 Pro and demonstrate the capabilities of our Inspire 2 professional drone.

Then we'll give you some time on our Mavic 2 Pro and demonstrate the capabilities of our awesome Inspire 2 professional drone.

Day 1
  • Definitions

  • How does a drone fly

  • Parts

  • Controls

  • Flight School Exercises
  • Maneuvering

  • Flight School Exercises
  • Flight modes

  • Flight School Exercises
  • Pre-flight checklist

  • FAA Regulations

  • Weather

  • Starting a business

Day 2
  • Introduction

  • Applicable Regulations

  • Airspace Classification, Operating Requirements, and Flight Restrictions

  • Aviation Weather Sources

Day 2 cont'd
  • Effects of Weather on Small Unmanned Aircraft Performance

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Loading

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Crew Resource Management

  • Radio Communication Procedures

  • Determining the Performance of Small Unmanned Aircraft

  • Physiological Factors (Including Drugs and Alcohol) Affecting Pilot Performance

  • Aeronautical Decision-Making and Judgment

  • Airport Operations

  • Maintenance and Pre-flight Inspection Procedures

  • Study References

  • Registration and Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft

  • Abbreviations and Acronyms