- $29 for an online UAV flight-training course ($199 value)
The course is broken into nine “episodes”: * “Episode 1: What is a drone?” introduces these vehicles and gives a brief history * “Episode 2: Model introduction” explains the difference between quadcopters and fixed wing aircrafts and shows how they work * “Episode 3: What is required” gets into the necessary hardware * “Episode 4: Learning to fly and operating procedure” walks through the basics of getting–and keeping–the drone in the air * “Episode 5: Advanced features” introduces the FPV (first person view) and teaches tips and tricks to a successful flight * “Episode 6: Selecting FPV and ground station equipment” goes over what to look for when buying or building a drone * “Episode 7: Frequency and antennae” is an explanation of proper frequency selection and goes over the pros and cons of different antennae * “Episode 8: Commercial and private UAV benefits” highlights the use of drones in search and rescue, precision agriculture, and the entertainment business * “Episode 9: Flight safety and FAA rules and regulations and general talking points” is an overview of the current legal and regulatory situation for drones
National Drone School
Airborne drones used to seem like something out of a futuristic sci-fi movie, but more and more, they're becoming a part of our everyday lives. UAVs, or unmanned aircraft vehicles, have found a use in everything from police reconnaissance to quick delivery. National Drone School helps students take advantage of this new ground by offering online classes in flying UAVs. Easy-to-follow lessons include audio and visual components as well as quizzes to reinforce UAV-related topics such as electronic speed controls, flight parameter limitations, handling, and emergency procedures. Upon completing a course, participants receive a certificate that proves their proficiency in piloting a drone without sucking any clouds into its rotor.