Drone Training in California
900+ PILOTS TRAINED, CUSTOMERS RATE 4.9 OUT OF 5 STARS
The class was fun and informative. Martin taught me things about the drone I wouldn’t have thought about as a novice operator – he was also able to answer all of my questions. I had lots of flying time which was great!
Adia J trained with our Atlanta instructor
It was fun and very informative. My questions and need to gain confidence with my drone were met. The exercises were very useful. With the insight I gained from Christian Tucci, I feel confident in safely and confidently flying my new drone.
Ronnie L trained with our Long Island, NY instructor
I had a great time! Terry was an absolutely great instructor, I now feel knowledgeable and confident operating a drone.
Kelli R trained with our Cape Coral, FL instructor
Instructor: Jim Goede
Jim Goede is a member of the Civil Air Patrol/USAF Auxiliary, actively involved in scaling the use of sUAS in the Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing. He runs aerial imaging company Goede Digital Media, providing aerial services for real estate, insurance, construction and utilities companies. A former high-tech product manager, he has a degree in graphic design, and is a passionate advocate for the sUAS industry. He can train you on his DJI Phantom 4 Pro or on any DJI drone that you bring.
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Instructor: Steve Lewis
Steve Lewis runs aerial imaging company Drone Fly, providing real estate photography, solar surveys (both commercial and residential) and roof inspections. A winner of a 2020 People’s Telly Silver award for his drone cinematography work at The Hermosa Beach Volleyball Tournament, Steve also has experience inspecting transmission and distribution power lines flying a variety of Matrice model drones. He is very passionate about sharing his love of drones and his industry knowledge with others and can train you on his DJI Mavic 2 Pro or on any DJI drone that you bring.
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Instructor: Roger Apolinar
Roger Apolinar is the Dynamic Aerial Imagery and Drone Production Professor at The Academy of Arts University and the aerial cinematographer to the San Francisco Giants. His aerial service company, APEX^ZERO, focuses on Part 107 Training, pre-flight mission planning & coordination, and aerial imagery. Roger’s passion is cinematic storytelling and building confident and competent sUAS operators. He can train you on his Mavic Pro or on any DJI drone that you bring.
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Here’s how it works — Use the buttons below to browse Roger’s availability and to select a date and time for your training. We’ll ask some additional questions and will then follow-up with you to confirm that your class has been booked.
Can I book a group of 4 or more?
Yes — we’re happy to chat with your group about training options. Email email@example.com or call us at (888) 626-9052
What kind of drone will I get to fly?
Our coaches train with DJI equipment — you’ll be flying either a DJI Mavic, DJI Phantom, or DJI Inspire model. If you have questions about the best professional drone models, we’re happy to help.
Can I bring my own drone?
Yes — many of our students prefer to fly with their own equipment. We’ll ask you to make sure that your firmware is up-to-date, to fully charge your transmitter, phone/tablet and to bring extra batteries. We’ll also ask that you’ve registered your drone through the FAADroneZone portal.
Do I need to be FAA Part 107 certified?
No — our instructors are certified and insured under our company policy, so you don’t have to be. If you’re interested in becoming a certified drone pilot, check out our FAA certification guide. We’d love to help you study!
What about inclement weather?
We won’t make you fly in the rain! We’ll work with you and your local flight instructor to reschedule.
Is this training class right for me?
Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries. If you’re looking to go deep into the DJI Go 4 app, explore intelligent flight modes and fail-safe settings and to really understand what to do before, during, and after your flight to not only fly safely but to comply with the regulations, then yes, we’d love to see you book time with us.
Is this a test prep class for the FAA Part 107 drone exam?
No — this is a hands-on drone flight class. If you want to get FAA-certified, check out our industry-leading Part 107 online test prep and training course.
Can I buy a class for someone as a gift?
training is TAILORED TO YOUR
SKILL LEVEL AND GOALS
DURING A TYPICAL session YOU WILL:
- Meet with an expert and friendly instructor in a convenient outdoor location, like a park or athletic field
- Learn on a popular DJI drone model provided by the instructor
- Have 30-45 minutes of hands-on flying time to master orientation, basic flight maneuvers and more advanced flight skills
- Walk through the DJI Go 4 app
- Learn how to handle obstacles such as lost GPS, low battery charge or emergencies
- Practice flying under various intelligent flight modes
- Capture photo and video at your flight location
- Understand best practices of being a safe drone pilot
- Ask questions about regulations, software, flight operations management, and more