Drone Training in South Carolina
Instructor: Pete Harris
Pete Harris flies drones to combine his passion for videography, photography and technology. A retired IT professional, he currently runs Great Heights Aerial Imaging LLC and has completed projects for real estate, roof inspection and aerial mapping. Pete is proficient in DroneDeploy and Pix4D and is also trained and certified for cell tower inspections. Weather permitting, his goal is to fly every day, and he looks forward to sharing his passion for drones with you. He can train you on his DJI Mavic Pro, Mavic 2 Pro or Phantom 4 Pro or on any DJI drone that you bring.
Browse Available Dates
Here’s how it works — Use the buttons below to browse Pete’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.
If you need to pay by check, by purchase order, wish to buy drone training as a gift to someone else, or have any other questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (888) 626-9052
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
Does your team need hands-on drone training?
We work with companies and organizations
Mike was polished, professional, and a highly effective educator who gave me hands-on experience with tons of tips and pearls.
Sean M trained with our Denver 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
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
Pete was extremely knowledgeable in the field of drone photography and answered all of my questions. Lots of fun and can’t wait to continue on with advancing my skills.
Elliott C trained with our Asheville, NC 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
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
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
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
PRICING FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS
- 2 hours
GROUP OF 2
- 2.5 hours
GROUP OF 3
- 3 hours
Flying Your Drone In South Carolina
Before your training class, it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with the drone laws in South Carolina.
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 register your drone and to 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.
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.