Drone Flight School Only (1 Day)

Drone Flight Training

A recent report from Price Waterhouse Coopers predicts that by the year 2020, the commercial market for drone technology will balloon to as much as $127 billion. Don't miss out on the opportunity to start your own business and capitalize on this rapidly expanding industry.

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 8 hours 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.
  • 8 hours of classroom/flight training
  • Student workbook with 125+ pages of material
  • Catered lunch
  • A Syma X5C 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.
  • How to use the throttle to get airborne, and make any necessary adjustments using the trim buttons.
  • How to get comfortable hovering and gently landing your quadcopter.
  • How to take off to an altitude of 3 to 10 feet and land in the same position.
  • How to take off to an altitude of 3 to 10 feet and spin/yaw the UAV around 360 degrees.
  • How to get comfortable flying your quadcopter left/right and forwards/backwards.
  • How to fly your quadcopter in a square pattern.
  • How to fly your quadcopter in a circle.
What you will fly

We provide a Syma X5C quadcopter to each student for their flight training. We've chosen the X5C 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.

Day 1
  • Definitions

  • How does a drone fly

  • Parts

  • Controls

    • Roll

    • Pitch

    • Yaw

    • Throttle

    • Trim

  • Flight School Exercises
  • Maneuvering

    • Bank turn

    • Hovering

    • Figure 8

  • Flight School Exercises
  • Flight modes

    • Manual

    • Attitude

    • GPS hold

  • Flight School Exercises
  • Pre-flight checklist

  • FAA Regulations

  • Weather

    • B4UFLY App

  • Starting a business