Drone Pilot Skill Builder

Learn to fly. Level up your skills. Build confidence.

Customer Reviews

Self-Paced Online Course

Simple, Structured learning

Real World Application

Build Skills + Confidence

Our Guarantee

30 Days Money Back

Structured Online Training & Real World Assignments


This course addresses the most common questions we’ve received over the years from the thousands of drone pilots we’ve trained.

Who This Course is For

Full Curriculum

1 — Welcome to the Skill Builder Course

How This Course Works

How to Contact Us

2 — FAA Drone Rules & Registration

Overview of FAA Drone Rules

Drone Registration Walkthrough

3 — Drone Flight Training

Your Guide to Drone Hardware & Flight Controls

Mastering the Basic Flight Maneuvers

Cinematic Maneuvers & Settings to Level Up Your Drone Shots

How Return to Home (RTH) Works

Using Intelligent Flight Modes

Risk Management (AKA Planning for What Can Go Wrong)

4 — Pre-Flight Checklist & Planning

A Few Days Before Your Flight

The Night Before (or Morning of) Your Flight

Your Pre-Flight Checklist

5 — How to Apply for FAA Airspace Authorization

Do I Need Airspace Authorization?

How to Get Airspace Authorization (Using LAANC)

How to Get Airspace Authorization (Using FAA Drone Zone)

6 — A Heading for Success

Overview of a Successful Drone Flight

Accessories to Optimize Your Drone Flying Experience

Your Instructor

drone training nashville alan perlman

This course is taught by UAV Coach founder Alan Perlman. Alan started UAV Coach in 2014 with a focus on drone education and safety. For 3 years, he taught hands-on drone flight training classes while growing our program to 30 flight instructors nationwide. Alan is also the lead course instructor for Drone Pilot Ground School, our industry-leading Part 107 exam prep course that has trained 50,000+ people to pass the FAA knowledge test to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate. Alan has a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. In his free time, he plays with his kids and dog and is always planning his next outdoor adventure.


Easy to go through the videos. Lots of helpful little tips on how to be a better drone pilot. Highly recommend the course.

North Carolina
July 2023

Excellent, very well put together. Learned a lot.

Tony L.
July 2023

This course is a perfect add on to the Part 107 Prep course offered by Drone Pilot Ground School. I have learned a lot and will be a better pilot as a result. Thanks!!!

North Carolina
July 2023

Frequently Asked Questions


To get the most out of this course, you need to have access to a drone with a camera. We recommend you start out with a lower priced model as you build your skills. If you want recommendations for what drone to buy, click Shop Drones at the top of this page.

The course is self-paced, so you can start it anytime and take as long as you need to complete it.

You will have lifetime access.

The course is 100% online. As soon as you sign up, you will be able to see the entire course. You can access the lessons anytime, anywhere – on your desktop, tablet or phone.


Contact us at 888-626-9052 or training@uavcoach.com, and we’ll send an invoice to you and/or the appropriate person in your organization. We accept payments by credit card, ACH, PayPal and check.

We’re happy to accept POs and can complete any vendor paperwork necessary.

If your organization is tax-exempt, please email a copy of your state-issued tax-exempt form to training@uavcoach.com, including the number of people you wish to enroll.

Send a quick email, including a copy of your purchase receipt and your state sales tax exemption certificate, to tax@teachable.com. A sales tax refund will be issued within 7 days.


We’re here to help! For technical support as well as questions about the course content, email us at support@uavcoach.com. You can also leave us a voice message by pressing the “Ask a Question by Voicemail” button inside the course.

We want to hear from you. Email us at support@uavcoach.com and give us your feedback. If we can’t make it right, you can rely on our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Questions about signing up? Email training@uavcoach.com or call us at 888-626-9052.

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