Ready to get started with drones?

Take your first step into unmanned aircraft with our one-day course.

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“I was amazed by how much I learned both in the classroom and during the flight training, despite having already read the manual front to back and watched all the online tutorials. It was worth every penny.”

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JOHN UMBARILA, PICTURE PERFECT PROPERTIES

REAL PILOTS

Learn from actual FAA rated helicopter pilot instructors with thousands of flight hours.

REAL EXPERIENCE

We have decades of experience operating everything from R/C helicopters and planes to large-scale octocopter drones.

REAL RESULTS

Comprehensive classroom sessions and ample hands-on flight time fully prepare you to be a safe, knowledgeable drone pilot.

You’ll Learn

FAA REGULATIONS

Rules and regulations for both recreational and commercial drone use.

SYSTEM SETUP

Ensuring the unmanned aircraft is safe and ready to fly.

FLIGHT CONTROLS

Practice makes perfect—develop the hand-eye coordination required.

ORIENTATION TECHNIQUES

Ensuring you won't get disorientated when flying at a distance.

FLIGHT MODES

Master the basic and Intelligent flight modes, making you safe and efficient.

EMERGENCIES & FAILSAFES

Should a real emergency situation develop, you'll know just what to do.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is this course?

The classroom portion starts at 9am, with the flight portion starting at around 1pm. The course usually concludes around 3pm.

Where do I go for the course?

The classroom portion of the class is conducted at:

Ocean Helicopters
11550 Aviation Blvd., Suite 1, West Palm Beach, FL 33412

After the classroom portion, we head to the flight field, about a 10 minute drive away.

How many people will be on my course?

We limit our class sizes to three people to ensure everyone gets ample flight time. If you have a larger party you’d like to put through the course, we can arrange a custom schedule for you.

Do you supply a drone?

Yes, all you need to do is show up! We have all the equipment necessary to complete the course.

Can I bring my own drone?

Absolutely! Especially if it differs in type to the DJI Phantoms we use. We’re more than happy to help get your machine up and running for its first flight. It’s best if you can complete all the preliminary setup (such as registering it and downloading any required firmware updates) before the day of the course.

How long will I get to fly?

Each person usually gets a little over an hour of actual flight time on the course. We have found this to be more than enough time to feel comfortable and confident with it in the air, even in emergency situations.

What happens if the weather is bad?

Don’t worrywe know no one can control the weather. If the weather is looking bad for your course date, we’ll try to let you know in plenty of time. Typically we’ll complete the classroom portion, and arrange an alternate date for the flight session.

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“The technical aspects and classroom material was informative and well presented, leaving me with an understanding of the components of the drone and the most important rules. I left the course feeling prepared and confident to take my drone to the sky in future flights.”

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KAY PEARSON

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Want to work as a drone pilot?

Our two-day Part 107 Course prepares you for the exhaustive FAA written test.

Contact Us

Have a question about our drone courses? Send us a message, and we’ll get right back to you.

ADDRESS

11550 Aviation Blvd, Suite 1
West Palm Beach, FL 33412

CONTACT

+1-561-625-1900
info@oceanhelicopters.com

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