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We’re Seeking a Part-Time Drone Flight Instructor in Los Angeles

Build your resume, skills, and network in the drone industry.

Since 2014, our team has published world-class educational and training content and built a global community of like-minded drone operators and enthusiasts.

We’ve helped over 25,000 people become FAA-certified drone pilots through our online Part 107 test prep course, Drone Pilot Ground School, and we’re also the only nationwide provider of 1:1 and small group drone flight training classes.

Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries—large multinational corporations, police and fire departments, construction, real estate and surveying firms, and individual drone entrepreneurs, to name a few.

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As a Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Flight Instructor, you will teach students who are seeking to sharpen their flying and real-world operational skills while building your own skills, resume, and network. In this leadership role, you will provide industry-leading instruction, student mentorship, guidance, and expertise on the theory and practice of unmanned flight.

HOW THE CLASSES WORK

  • Classes based in the Los Angeles area at an outdoor location like a park, beach or athletic facility — you’ll help to determine the best training location
  • Most classes are 1:1 or small groups, though occasionally we’ll do larger groups of 5+
  • Most students are beginner pilots, and our curriculum is structured around DJI
  • You manage your availability in our online booking system
  • More information on our hands-on flight training classes over here: uavcoach.com/drone-training

 

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required — Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate
  • Required — Associate Degree or higher
  • Required — Instructor/mentor/teaching/coaching experience in a technical field
  • Required — Must own your own DJI Mavic Pro (1 or 2), Mavic Air 2, or Phantom 4 series that can be used when the student doesn’t bring his/her own drone
  • Required — Manage a calendar in Google, iCloud, or Outlook
  • Bonus — Part 61 / 141 flight school or curriculum experience
  • Bonus — Military experience

 

YOU’RE A GOOD FIT IF YOU…

  • Already live in the Los Angeles area and have a strong understanding of the local airspace
  • Are available to train at least one morning or afternoon during the week, as well as an additional morning or afternoon on Sat/Sun
  • Have strong proficiency in sUAS mission planning and flight operations — preferably 25+ logged flight hours
  • Have technical knowledge in DJI software
  • Can connect with and inspire adult learners
  • Can commit to being a leader, a team player, and to executing your role as a drone flight instructor with excellence

 

YOU’RE NOT A GOOD FIT IF YOU…

  • Are looking for a full-time position — this is a part-time role, where you can expect to conduct 2-3 classes per month
  • Don’t have experience teaching or coaching
  • Have trouble staying organized
  • Are not professional in your email or verbal communication

 

JOB BENEFITS

  • Work from your home area while reporting remotely to the leadership team
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Compensation starting at $120 per 2-hour class
  • Join a fast-growing, dynamic, industry-leading team
  • Networking opportunities with other company instructors nationwide
  • Access to the latest sUAS technology, training, and instructional methods

 

Interested in helping to shape the future of unmanned pilots and contributing to a climate of safety and professionalism in the sUAS industry?

Fill out this application form and we’ll get back to you with next steps.