FAA Certified Flight Instructors and Part 107 Training Preparation

 150+ years of Aviation and UAS Experience

We Are Passionate About Providing You With The Best Professional Drone Pilot Preparation

We are Section 333 Exempt. Exemption No. 13350, Regulatory Docket No. FAA-2015-3102.

Have you considered implementing a drone strategy? If you haven’t, then it may be time to reconsider. Drones unlock limitless possibilities by leveraging state-of-the-art flight control systems and imaging technologies, and for many industries, their ROI has already been proven.

Drone Universities, a recognized leader in commercial drone training for over three years, offers cost-effective, comprehensive, hands-on UAS training. Taught by our elite team of FAA Certified Flight Instructors, UAS Experts and Commercial Pilots, our courses are designed to prepare you or your employees for certification; FAA Part 107 and beyond.

Expert-level drone pilots didn’t stop their training at FAA Part 107, and Drone Universities doesn’t either; we offer multiple careers specific skill training courses designed to complement our core training and take your skills to the next level.

Train with us at our 50 different training locations nationwide, or let us bring the training to your office or location of your choice (FAA restrictions may apply). Our experts can train nearly anywhere in America.

Beginning and advanced classes are available. Course registration is now open. Enroll today and receive a free DJI Phantom.

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Student Testimonials

I am so glad that I took the course with Drone Universities. It opened my eyes to so many potential things that I had never even thought of. I had so many questions before taking the course and would spend countless hours online trying to find the answers but there was so much misinformation out there. Drone Universities answered all of my questions in an informative and comprehensive manner. The instructors were very knowledgeable and personable. I enjoyed the classroom instruction as well as the hands on experience. When I first started the course I could barely fly a drone. By the end of the second day I was confident enough to take my new drone home and fly solo. I think that anyone interested in flying drones, even as a hobbyist, should take this course to learn the safe practices and regulations. Safety is the key to success!
Melissa M, Todd Stanley Productions and Ridgeline Entertainment
I received a DJI Phantom 3 this past Christmas and as a new drone owner, I had no idea where to start. I knew I needed to register my drone, but that’s about it. That’s why I enrolled in Drone Universities drone safety course. Not only did I learn how to fly my drone safely, I now understand basic drone law. Thanks to Drone Universities, I’m now registered/compliant with the FAA and I’m confident when I fly my DJI Phantom.

I’d had a great experience and strongly recommend Drone Universities.

Isaac E, New Drone Owner/Drone Hobbyist
I had the opportunity to attend the 2-day training of Introduction to Drones at Drone Universities, after attending a single day training from another drone school. I can vouch for the good quality of training provided by their team. The training was highly ethical and the trainers were flexible with our needs. I recommend them for 3 reasons:

  1. They focus on making you a good pilot with deeper theoretical and practical knowledge
  2. They are real pilots. Each instructor taught course content with insights from personal experiences
  3. They teach with passion and want you to be successful

I plan to attend their advanced level courses in the near future.  They may not be cheapest but the quality speaks for itself. I admire their passion and sincerely wish them success.

Omair H, Fortune 100 IT Solutions Architect
Having taken Drone Universities course Intro to Drones, I realize it was the best investment I made. Not only do you learn the basics of this industry, you are also given a chance to learn to fly them! Not many programs out there that I have taken give you this option; I’ve tried others. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I strongly recommend them!
Jess G, Aspiring Drone Operator
I recently attended “Introduction to drones” offered by Drone Universities. The class was taught by several instructors who were experts in their domains. Their knowledge, experience and expertise spoke for itself. The focus of the class was on how to be a good pilot by having the best ethics, related knowledge and professionalism. One thing that impressed me the most was the emphasis on actually learning how to fly a drone without, and without always needing technology as an aid.

The class overall was an excellent experience and I am planning to attend more classes from Drone Universities.

Faisal O, Software Engineer/Drone Hobbyist
The GIS application was very amazing. I was able to identify additional opportunities for providing solutions to clients in mining and cement manufacturing. … The cinematography course was superb.
Mamoud A, Drone Hobbyist
Very good and informative class. Glad I signed up for it. … Instructors were terrific. So much info to learn in one day.
Tyler H, Drone Enthusiast
As a professional in my field, it is easy to recognize expertise in others. We had access to 3 experts in this class that added a depth of experience and background that made this training invaluable.
Russell H, President, Public Sector Partners
Certainly an excellent forum for evaluating the emerging drone industry and how to proceed from a commercial viewpoint, along with making a strategic alliance.
Rob B, Geografx Digital Mapping Services Canada
The Team at Drone Universities are very knowledgeable in all aspects regarding industry regulations as well as professional applications. A great course to gain further insight and practical operations. Thanks!
Ken K, Drone Enthusiast
Instructors are great and knowledgeable, and have real interest in teaching to fly safely and improve the drone industry.
Alberto O, M.D. Adjunct Professor
The teachers were very good with explaining the topics and answering my questions! I would suggest this course to anyone that is interested in this field.
Marshall M , FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot
From being a novice, I went back with complete understanding of safety standards and business applications for using drones.
Tiger Ramesh, International Commercial Drone Operator, Bangalore, India

Your trainer was wonderful. Very information and gave lots of real life examples which made re-taking the information much easier. It was also terrific taking the class in my own home. Very comfortable! Thanks!

Meaghan S., Photographer

I was surprised how much info I could retain from the classes. The instructor was patient, and answered all questions I had. He was also very helpful walking me through the material I struggled with.

William G., Aerial Cinematographer

Great to have 1 on 1 lessons. Getting to learn through a combination of real flying and books, was in my opinion, the best way to learn.

Hunter R., Aerial Photographer

I am very pleased with the instruction that I received. The instructor was very professional and knowledgeable with all the subjects covered. Great classroom instruction as well as hands-on instruction.

Your course was very well organized and I learned very quickly. The info is useful and applicable right away.

Hunter R., Aerial Photographer

The class was very well taught by Jay. Very professional and informative. Jay is truly a plethora of knowledge. I really enjoyed the class and his teaching.

Con S, Aerial Photographer

Why We Are Different:

Ask questions and interact with real industry professionals. Our elite team of trainers are FAA Certified Flight Instructors, UAS Experts and Commercial Pilots; our core leadership team has over 150 years of combined aviation experience.

We constantly work with drone industry experts to create new courses and update existing ones, courses that are designed to prepare you for real careers. Updated on a regular basis, and always tied to the latest technology available, our curriculum offering is proprietary to Drone Universities. Curious? You can learn more by visiting Course Information.

Our curriculum is purpose built and always 100% FAA compliant. Prepare for the FAA Part 107 knowledge test  by enrolling in Introduction to Drones, or learn career specific FAA operational rules and regulations in Drone Photography/Videography, and Drone GIS/Mapping. We make passing the FAA 107 straight forward because we teach proper airmanship.

At Drone Universities we focus on convenience for our students whenever possible, that’s why we offer training courses 7 days a week. With classes available everyday, we work around your schedule, so you aren’t forced into working around ours.

Our students can always be confident they will receive the personal attention they need, thanks to our industry leading student/teacher ratio. This ratio provides students genuine opportunities to ask questions and interact with real working UAS professionals.

All graduates of Drone Universities receive help with job/career placement services. Thanks to these services, our students are strategically positioned to start generating income with minimal time and effort.

Drone Universities offers personalized and group training 7 days a week, across 50 locations nationwide. Contact us to schedule a training in your area info@droneuniversities.com or register online.

At Drone Universities, we understand becoming a drone operator can be expensive. That’s why we’ve introduced “Educational Grants.” If you are serious about your drone education and commit by enrolling in at least two courses, then you automatically qualify. Enroll in two of our courses (Introduction to Drones and any specialty course), we will provide a $150 grant. Enroll in three of our courses (Introduction to Drones and any two specialty courses), we will provide a $300 grant.

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Course Information

Drone Insurance

Verifly: Be free to fly with on-demand, precision drone insurance.

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Hands-On Training

We offer drone training courses for beginners and advanced pilots. Our hands-on training will prepare you for a career in the quickly evolving drone industry. Our students learn hard skills that can be used commercially and are prepared for FAA testing (Part 107) and certifications. Beginning students learn about various aerial vehicles along with programming, unique flight characteristics, proper airmanship in our “Introduction to Drones” course. Advanced students can learn aerial photography techniques in “Drone Photography/Videography,” or learn mapping skills in “Drone GIS/Mapping.”


FAA Certified Flight Instructors and Part 107 UAS Pilots

Our students can feel confident they are receiving the best education possible, because our courses are taught by top-level industry professionals. Our Ground School portion is taught by FAA CFI’s (Certified Flight Instructors), FAA AGI’s (Advanced Ground Instructors) and FAA Part 107 UAS Certified Pilots. Our Director of Training is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) with over 38-years aviation experience, including naval, corporate, and airline aviation under 14 CFR, parts 121 and 135 scheduled and non-scheduled operations, flying both passenger and jet fighter aircraft.

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Career Opportunities

It is estimated that the drone industry will create 100,000 jobs and contribute US $82bn to the US economy in the next decade; 70% will occur in the first three years. New drone-related companies are being created each day; in 2014, 111 million dollars were invested in new drone startup companies, in 2015 that number jumped to 450 million dollars. Sectors with high demand will be agriculture, film, aerial photography/videography, search and rescue, law enforcement and structure inspection. Drone Universities offers help with job and career placement services for all of our graduates.

Recent Clients

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Drone Universities

Offering Commercial Drone and FAA Part 107 UAS Training in a City Near You. FAA Compliant Curriculum Taught by FAA Certified Flight Instructors. Developed by Pilots for Pilots.

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