Drone Training in New York
1,000+ 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: Christian Tucci
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Instructor: Shac Melamed
Shachar ‘Shac’ Melamed is the founder of Bridgehead Solutions, LLC, a professional services company serving a number of sUAS manufacturers and clients, including providing demos and implementing drone programs for public safety customers. He has been flying drones commercially for 4 years and has logged over 1500 drone flight hours to date. With a passion for teaching and instruction, Shac is also both an NRA and Taser certified trainer and is looking forward to helping you start or continue your journey to become a more proficient pilot. Shac can also answer your general business questions on setting up your drone business; from planning, marketing, pricing services in his area, communicating with and invoicing clients – as well as handling client deliverables. He can train you on his DJI Mavic Pro, Mini 2, Inspire 1 or on any DJI drone that you bring.
Browse Available Dates
Here’s how it works — Use the buttons below to browse Shac’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.
Are you insured?
Yes — we hold an insurance policy that covers up to $1 million in liability during the course of your training class. If you bring your own drone to the training, while we would not insure any damage to the drone itself, our liability policy still covers you.
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 or DJI Fly 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 or DJI Fly 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
Does your team need hands-on drone training?
We work with companies and organizations
1,000+ PILOTS TRAINED, CUSTOMERS RATE 4.9 OUT OF 5 STARS
The training was much more fun and easy than I expected. Andy is very much a gifted instructor. I have no doubts that I chose the correct school for my drone training.
Clyde A trained with our Miami instructor
Roger was awesome! Had a blast, and learned a lot more practical maneuvering than I could have on my own. He really seemed very well put together. He had the training route very well mapped out by memory, is very knowledgeable and open to sharing his experiences.
Jeremy B trained with our San Francisco instructor
Tom Peden was very knowledgeable and willing to pass on that knowledge. He had numerous real world examples and was able to pass on the most current situation in the field.
Shawn E trained with our Houston instructor
PRICING FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS
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Flying Your Drone In New York
Before your training class, it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with the drone laws in New York.
If you are flying a drone for fun, you are considered a ‘recreational’ pilot and should be following the Recreational Flyers & Modeler Community-Based Organizations rules. You’ll need to complete The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST), register your drone, and understand where you can and cannot fly.
If you are flying a drone for ‘commercial’ purposes, you’ll need to get your FAA drone pilot certificate. This takes about 15-20 hours of studying and requires you to pass a 60-question multiple-choice exam. Here’s more information about how to get your drone pilot license.
And for fun, here’s a list of the best places to fly your drone near New York City. Blue skies and safe flying out there!
Drone Flight Training
At a Glance
Training Sessions from 2-3 Hrs
Individual or small group sessions typically start at 2 hours and go up to 3 hours with a larger group — this lets each student get plenty of hands-on 'stick time.'
FAA-Certified Part 107 Pilots
Our instructors are professional, experienced and friendly. All are FAA-certified as Remote Pilots and many have military and commercial aviation experience.
Flight Ops & Intelligent Flight Modes
Take your knowledge to the next level with flight operations apps, pre-flight and post-flight checklists, intelligent flight modes and more.
DJI Equipment & Software
We use popular DJI models to teach you the ins and outs of both the drone hardware and the flight software — transferable knowledge if you're already flying or plan to fly a DJI system.
Multirotor Flight Proficiency
Gain confidence, learn how to handle emergencies and feel in control of the drone. Practice flying both basic and advanced maneuvers.
Regulatory Compliance & Safety
Learn the rules about where and when you’re allowed to fly and stay smart, safe and compliant.