Establishing a Drone Program

Training Overview

If your agency is planning on implementing a drone program, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve trained hundreds of GIS specialists, police, firefighters and first responders. We will customize a training program to fit your needs, whether you are just starting out or would like to take your existing program to the next level.

Part 107 Test Preparation

This training will help your pilots prepare for and pass the FAA’s written exam which is required to obtain a license to legally operate an unmanned aircraft. This is commonly referred to as the “part 107 exam”. This course will teach your pilots the rules of airspace, aerodynamics, aircraft maintenance, emergency procedures and the principles of unmanned aviation. We will also train your pilots in the applicable state and federal laws, share best practices, and provide information on gaining public support.

Flight Training

We will provide your pilots hands-on flight training. Student pilots will develop their skills and pilot the drone in an outdoor environment under the direct supervision of a licensed flight instructor. The student pilot will master a series of flight maneuvers and learn how to use the drone for air support, crime scene documentation, search and rescue.  We’ll also you teach you how to recover from malfunctions.

This comprehensive program has been specifically designed for public safety agencies. Captain Bill Bongle (Ret.) provides specialized training through strong law enforcement experience with policy development, public relations and risk management. Captain Bongle is a licensed remote pilot who has years of experience piloting sUAS and training new pilots.


5 Reasons this Training is the Best Option for Your Agency

  1. Most training programs require you to attend the training at the trainer’s facility.  This means your agency would incur travel expenses for sending your employees to these remote locations.  Titletown Drones instructors will come to you! We will provide classroom and flight training in your community which will save your agency time, money and resources.
  2. If your agency adopted a new technology such as Total Station or TASER™, you would certainly train your employees first. Drones may look easy to fly but piloting a done is complicated and untrained pilots are at a high risk of crashing. This creates a risk of personal injury and property damage. Training will reduce your liability.
  3. Employees of government agencies are required to obtain FAA approval before piloting a remote aircraft unless they are under direct supervision of a licensed sUAS pilot. Our instructors are  certified remote pilots and therefore they can legally instruct your student pilots and observers, even if they are not yet certified remote pilots.
  4. Titletown Drones founder, Bill Bongle is a professional police trainer and this training program is geared specifically toward public safety agencies. As a retired police captain, Bill is very familiar with policy development, public relations and risk management.  He has  years of experience piloting drones and training new pilots.
  5. Use of a drone will be highly beneficial to your community. There is a good chance that sometime in the future, a drone will help you save a life. I urge you to be on the forefront of this cutting edge technology

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