Advanced Flight Training for Commercial Operators

If you or you company are using a drone for commercial purposes, this program has been designed specifically for you.  Passing the Part 107 exam does not fully prepare you for flight operations.  I’ve designed a 1-day course to get you and your pilots up to speed in the most recent regulations and build their skills with hands on experience.

Lesson 1: Ground School

We will review FAA regulations and part 107 including:

  • Airspace classes
  • Best practices in applying for waivers (airspace, nighttime)
  • Mission planning
  • Weather minimums
  • The most common causes of crashes

Lesson 2: Flight Simulator

The first few hours of sUAS operation are the highest risk due to inexperience. This session will build your pilot’s skills and confidence on a flight simulator and get them through this high-risk period. The following skills will be developed:

  • Proper takeoff and landing procedures
  • Orientation techniques; first person view vs. line of sight
  • Obstacle avoidance
  • Object tracking
  • Mixing inputs, multi-tasking

Lesson 3: Flight Training

The student will develop their skills and pilot the sUAS in an outdoor environment under the direct supervision of the flight instructor. The student will master a series of flight maneuvers and learn how to apply the classroom training through scenarios. This training will involve the Pilot in Command (PIC) and an Observer.

If the client uses a dual remote system, the PIC can work in tandem with an observer. A third person can take on the role of the observer.

  • Mission planning
  • Pre-flight safety briefing
  • Pre-flight inspection
  • Flight logs
  • Safe takeoff and landing techniques
  • Obstacle avoidance
  • Power management
  • Navigation
  • Scenario based training
  • Communication between PIC, Observer and Ground Crews
  • Using advanced flight modes (waypoints, point of interest, object tracking)

Lesson 4. Responding to Malfunctions

Experienced drone pilots understand that its not a question if you will experience a malfunction, its when. This lesson will teach pilots the causes of the most common malfunctions and how to recover from them. The instructor will induce malfunctions in a controlled environment and will guide the pilot in safely recovering from them.

  • GPS compass failure and recovery
  • Remote controller disconnect
  • Loss of video
  • Return to home feature and presets
  • Emergency motor stop procedures

What are the instructor’s qualifications?

I’m a retired police captain with over 30 years experience in public safety. I am a professional training consultant who has delivered training programs and conference presentations across the US and the UK. I know how to explain and deliver complex information in a way that is easy to understand and remember. Read my profile on Linked-In

  • 29 Year Police Veteran
  • 17 years experience as a public safety trainer
  • Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate
  • Bachelors Degree, Concordia University
  • Own and operate the only drone repair center in the State of Wisconsin
  • Founder of the Green Bay Area Drone User Group
  • Authorized DJI reseller
  • Licensed retailer by the State of Wisconsin
  • Developed and delivered drone training programs to hundreds of police and public safety officials across the nation

Course Details:

The training will include access to an Inspire 1, Phantom 4 Pro, Mavic Pro and a Spark.

Session length: 8 hours

Number of pilots: 4

Training location: Classroom; client’s place of business. A location for the flight training will be selected in the greater Green Bay area.

Training date: To be determined upon mutual agreement with the client and Titletown Drones LLC. Scheduling of flight training is subject to weather.

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