Why are you waiting to see what is going to happen with the Chinese drone ban? Learn to fly and get your Part 107 certification in-case they are banned! Chinese drones are easy and inexpensive compared to what's coming down the pike. Have you priced an American Drone? It's ridiculous!

Wouldn't you rather have experience on a simple drone? Rather than learning to fly a drone you can't afford to make a mistake on, equip yourself with a tool for success.

Our company's mission is “Safety First” and we believe in this whole hardheartedly. We want you to become a professional drone pilot. Be a mentor to other drone pilots. Be proud of your FAA Part 107 certification.



Drone Flight School (Virtual/In-person)

This course is 8 hours in length and will be split between a live virtual classroom and outside flight time.  3rd Rock Air “safety first” flight school is instructed by UAV instructors. We have Phantom 3, Inspire 2, Mavic 3, Air 2S, Mini 3 Pro, Mini SE, Parrot Anafi Thermal and Skydio 2 to learn the different capabilities of each. Students receive 140 pg guide & safety vest. Students experience outdoor flight time and classroom time covering complete 3rd Rock Air flight manual. 5 star rated, please see our reviews.

Cost $499
FAA Part 107 Test Prep (Live Virtual Classroom)

The best of both worlds. This is a live Instructor led course, but without the need for you to travel. FAA Part 107 review course includes our 200 page student manual with detailed information with charts and graphs for the classroom and home. Course is instructed by UAV pilots.  We'll help you decipher those sectional charts and if you're not successful on your exam, you can take the course again at no charge.



Cost $349
Drone Photography & Cinematography (Live Virtual Classroom)

Stop using the Auto mode and learn how to control your Drone’s camera to give exciting results to your photos and videos. Post processing plays a big part too and we’ll get you started and help make your work stand out.






Cost $199

Hotel Videography & Photography Services

Show off your property by including videos and photos of their best attributes. We offer aerial videos and photos as well as 360 virtual tours. Check out our demo reel.

Prices start at $500

What Our Students are Saying About Us

David exceeded my expectations as an instructor for my Part 107 test prep. His thoroughness in covering the material left no stone unturned. Not only did he provide comprehensive explanations, but he also tailored his approach to accommodate my learning style, making the process both efficient and enjoyable. David’s dedication to his students’ success is evident, and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking top-notch instruction for the Part 107 test.

Jeff Bennett

David is an exemplary instructor! David delivered his knowledge to a class of novices in a clear and concise manner and his patient demeanor kept the attention of the entire class. The hands on flight was awesome with the use of 3rd Rock’s professional drones (3rd Rock provided each candidate with a take home, practice drone). If you are looking to become a commercial drone pilot and require the knowledge to fly and pass the FAA exam, look no further, David’s training is the only training that you will want to be involved in.

Jon Wolfersberger

I highly recommend the training at 3rd rock. As a beginner I found the class more enlightening than I expected. The amount of knowledge that David shared was priceless. At the end of class I didn’t even have any questions, they had all been answered. I’m definitely coming back for the photography class.

Bob Mast

David Cranmer is a fantastically knowledgable instructor who makes the curriculum quite fun. This course does a great job of blending textbook information with hands-on flight training, rounding it out for a very practical and fun learning experience; makes the information easy to retain. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to obtain their Drone Pilot’s sUAS certification.

Nicholas Gould

This class is 10 star rated !!! If you are looking to learn more or learn to fly a drone , this is the class to attend. The owner David is one that teaches and goes the extra mile to teach you and give you all the teachings to become a drone pilot . I would highly recommend this class as a 1st class Class to attend

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Photo by Marion Cranmer - DJI Mini SE