Drone Training

Our FAA-rated instructors give you comprehensive classroom lessons and hands-on flight experience with professional unmanned aircraft.

BASIC COURSE

Perfect for the drone beginner. Learn everything you need to operate your drone safely, whether for recreation or the start of a new career.

PART 107 COURSE

Want to work as a drone pilot? This comprehensive in-person course was designed to fully prepare you for the required FAA Part 107 test.

ADVANCED COURSE

Get your hands on high-end, complex unmanned aircraft systems. Perfect for boosting the professional drone pilot's resume.

Basic Course

Your first step into unmanned aircraft.

Whether you’re looking to begin a career in unmanned aircraft, or just want some comprehensive drone training for your new hobby, our Basic Course is the place to start.

Our FAA-rated flight instructors guide you through:

  • FAA regulations covering recreational and commercial drone usage
  • In-depth systems familiarization of the DJI Phantom
  • Proper setup and calibration
  • Flight controls and orientation techniques
  • Basic and Intelligent flight modes and functions
  • Aerodynamic and weather factors
  • Emergencies and Failsafe modes

After the ground school is completed, you get hands-on flight experience with the ubiquitous DJI Phantom – an industry-leader in small, consumer-grade drones.

At the end of this drone training course, you’ll be a safe, knowledgeable remote pilot, with the option to move on to our Advanced Course for hands-on experience with larger unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

“The technical aspects and classroom material was informative and well presented, leaving me with an overall 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.”

KAY PEARSON

Work as a Drone Pilot

The unmanned aircraft industry is exploding at an unprecedented rate. As commercial drone use increases, properly licensed and well-qualified UAS pilots will be in demand.

A job listing we recently came across was posted by a company using unmanned aircraft to inspect wind turbines. They were looking for Part 107-licensed remote pilots with large multirotor experience (20lbs or more), very similar to the aircraft we use on our Advanced Course.

The starting salary was $80,000.

FAA Part 107

To work as a drone pilot, you need a Part 107 license.

While this license is easily gained by existing manned aircraft pilots simply taking a short online course, individuals without a pilot’s license must take an exhaustive knowledge test at an FAA testing center. The test is 60 questions long, and covers the following topics:

  • FAA regulations relating to small UAS.
  • Airspace classification and operating requirements.
  • Aviation weather sources.
  • UAS loading and performance.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Crew resource management.
  • Radio communication procedures.
  • Physiological effects of drugs and alcohol.
  • Aeronautical decision-making and judgment.
  • Airport operations.
  • Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures.

Part 107 Course

Get fully prepared.

Our FAA instructors guide you through each section with real-world examples of the topics, useful memory aids, and actual test questions to check your understanding along the way.

After the course, we point you in the right direction to get your actual test scheduled. Upon your successful completion of it, we help you process the FAA application to get your Part 107 license on its way to you.

REAL INSTRUCTORS

Learn the FAA rules and regulations from true professionals - our courses are taught by FAA-rated helicopter instructors with thousands of flight hours.

REAL PREPARATION

Our in-depth course covers every topic, featuring actual test questions in each section. You won't be caught off-guard when you take the real test.

REAL RESULTS

Pass your test, get your Part 107 license on its way, and get to work in this exciting, rapidly-developing industry.

“Passed the test with a 95%,  thanks to you and your course.”

JOEL WALDMANN, WPBF

Advanced Course

Get hands-on experience with pro-grade gear.

If you’re looking towards a serious career in unmanned aircraft operations, knowing only how to fly a small, ‘out-the-box’ drone won’t cut it. You need hands-on drone training and experience in the setup, adjustment, monitoring, and safe flying of large-scale, modular unmanned aircraft.

Our Advanced Course leads you through each component of a typical unmanned aircraft in the 1000mm category. The course is centered around the powerful, customizable Pixhawk flight computer and ArduPilot firmware. You’ll learn everything from how to properly select, tune, and care for each part of the aircraft to how to safely plan and execute autonomous missions.

After the classroom portion, you get real flight experience with an aircraft that would be otherwise cost-prohibitive to get your hands on.

There’s never been a better time to get into the UAS industry – make sure you’re doing it with the best drone training background possible.

Pricing

Basic Course
$395
Classroom & flight training
Best for beginners/recreational pilots
Flight time with Phantom 3
Part 107 Course
$595
Two-day classroom course
Required to work as a drone pilot
Actual FAA test questions
Advanced Course
$695
Classroom & flight training
Best for advanced pilots
Flight time with 1000mm octocopter

Which Course is Right for You?

I'm a total beginner, and want to fly for fun.

If you’ve never flown radio-controlled aircraft or drones, and want to get started in a safe way, our Basic Course is perfect for you. You’ll be introduced to the flight controls, flight modes, and how to operate and care for an unmanned aircraft.

I'm a total beginner, but I want to work as a drone pilot.

We’d suggest starting with our Basic Course (to learn how to fly), followed by our Part 107 Course (to pass the FAA test required to earn money). The reason for this is that the FAA Part 107 written test is not specific to any unmanned aircraft type; it only covers actual operations of the aircraft in a very broad sense. If you’re interested in actually learning how to safely operate a drone, simply passing the Part 107 test would be insufficient.

I already fly my own drone, but I want to work as a drone pilot.

Since you already know how to operate and fly an unmanned aircraft, going straight to the Part 107 Course would be best for you. Once you pass the FAA knowledge test, you’ll legally be able to fly your unmanned aircraft for compensation or hire.

I'm a Part 61 pilot with no drone experience, and I want to work as a drone pilot.

Since you’re already a Part 61 rated pilot, you don’t need to take the Part 107 Course or FAA knowledge test. You can simply take this FAA online course, and submit an IACRA application. To learn to operate drones safely, we’d recommend starting with our Basic Course.

I have experience with smaller drones, but I want to learn to operate more complicated systems.

Our Advanced Course was designed to take your unmanned aircraft knowledge and skills to the next level by giving you hands-on training with professional-grade machines. If you have experience with smaller drones like the Phantom or Inspire, and you’d like to increase your chances of getting hired as a remote pilot, our Advanced Course is right for you.

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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