Get Trained To Fly Drones

  • Be able to identify flight system orientation
  • Account for issues related to depth perception
  • Fly without dependence on GPS

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Learn how to fly a quadcopter using our unique training methodology!

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Hands-On Drone Flight Training - Basic Quadcopter Flight Skills

Our unique indoor flight training methodology uses model quadcopters (currently the Syma X5C without FPV) flying indoors. By flying indoors, students do not need to contend with wind or other weather conditions and allows them to focus solely on controlling the aircraft. Our course will bring students through a series of increasingly difficult exercises and having them flying through an obstacle course by the end of the day. This approach develops three primary skill proficiencies:

1. Identifying flight system orientation
2. Accounting for issues related to depth perception
3. Flying without dependency on GPS

We’ve found these are the essential skills needed to create the safest, most proficient remote pilots anywhere! We’ve recognized that these basic skills are easily transferred into and prepare students for more advanced drone flight systems. This course creates much safer, more capable pilots who can confidently fly the aircraft in the event of a mission or situational requirement for manual flight control. The cost of this course includes a training quadcopter with a radio controller.

Students who are new to using drones for commercial use should also take the Intro To Drones for Commercial Users and Part 107 Test Prep courses. These courses provide a comprehensive overview of the information your organization needs to start using drones safely and legally and prepare operators to successfully pass the FAA certification test. A bundle discount is available to students that register to take all three courses.

Location: The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY 13202
Dates: Friday October 11, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fee: $545.00

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Who Is Giving The Training?

The instruction is being provided by SkyOp, the leading sUAS courseware developer and training company in the country.

What Types Of Unmanned Aircraft Will The Course Focus On?

The course will focus on small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). These are defined by the FAA as weighing less than 55 lbs.

Will I Be Able To Fly A Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) At The End Of This Course?


Do I Need To Purchase My Own sUAS For The Course?

No. The course fee includes a "training" quadcopter, the Syma X5C, purposely selected for its extreme durability (survives crashes well, perfect for indoor instruction) and manual controls (as learning to fly without GPS assistance results in better piloting skills).

Will We Be Flying Outdoors For The Course?

No. We teach indoors because it's the best environment to learn how to pilot without the added challenges of the elements like wind, precipitation, trees, etc.

Can Two People Share A Drone Given Out In The Course And Reduce The Fee They Pay?

No. Each student needs his or her own system, which we provide. There will be skills homework assignments and in-class activities that require each student to practice with and operate their own system.

What Is Your Cancellation/Refund Policy?

Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received. To cancel your registration prior to 24 hours before the class starts for a full refund, please call 585.598.4737. No-shows and cancellations not made prior to 24 hours before the class starts will incur the full cost of registration, however a future class may be attended at no additional cost. If the class is cancelled, you have the option of applying your fee to a future class or receiving a full refund.