Starting a drone career can seem complex and difficult. Earning a Part 107 drone certificate from the FAA is rather easy, but will not teach you how to fly. Pilots will have to learn how to fly and master drone operations to take flight in any environment and avoid crashes.
Whether you're wanting to learn how to fly, or your joining a drone team, becoming a professional drone pilot isn't as easy as 1,2,3.... Drone jobbing opportunities have only increased for the disciplined entrepreneur or contractor or would-be drone pilot. While the opportunities are increasing, the deliverables are seemingly more complex.
In the wake of Coronavirus, more and more businesses are pushing to systematize their online store. With a massive surge in online businesses, digital media is massively valuable. Now many online media houses are pushing employees to learn how to fly. Aerial photos literally allow any website to "level up" their digital photo presence and also take on other aerial drone jobs.
When online businesses need digital photos and video, they often want their digital media to stand out.
How can businesses have their media stand out? Simple.. use drone photos. Well this idea can often lead to a search of what it takes to be a drone pilot. Anyone who wants to take to the skies typically will take flight first, then search how to be a drone pilot. (And that's ok)
Would-be commercial drone pilots realize to operate a drone and make money, you need a Federal Part 107 Certificate. For some people this can be overwhelming if not a little nerve racking.
Yet the formula to pass the Part 107 exam is quite easy. Just get a 90% on all of our Part 107 quizzes, and you'll be setup for success to take the actual exam. Albeit, You still need to know how to read an airspace map.
The FAA's goal is to have pilots understand how to safely access the airspace. A large portion of the Part 107 exam is focused on airspace. Drone pilots will have to learn how to read sectional maps, aka airspace maps. While the exam is open book, if you're not familiar with the nuances of aviation, you might need to study up. Learning how to gain access to airspace is one thing, learning how to fly and operate in the airspace is completely different!
Part 107 can provide a solid foundation to drone pilots. If pilots focus on airspace and retain the information, they'll be successful pilots for life. If pilots walk away without a valid understanding of airspace, well the liability of that pilot just skyrocketed. Most of the FAA enforcements take place in controlled airspace. IF a pilot is operating commercially, in controlled airspace and without permission from ATC or LAANC... they could face fines. The largest aspect of learning how to fly, is learning where you can fly.
Let me be the first person to tell you, passing the Part 107 exam is actually rather easy. Drone U members are given free access to our Part 107 class in addition to 40+ other classes. Why?
We know in order for drone pilots to be successful over the long term.... they'll need to master much more than an FAA exam. Successful drone pilots are skilled, always willing to learn and jack of all trades. Successful drone pilots build habits over time to reduce liability, enjoy flying more and advanced their skills.
Beyond practically learning how to fly, drone pilots will most likely have to learn the skills of a small business owner. Even freelancers have to master multi-tasking in order to have consistent business.
Most entrepreneurs fail to consider scalability in their businesses. Drone pilots should take advantage of streamlining their workflows to allow for scaling your drone business. The easier the system of workflow, the easier it is to follow. When systems are simple, they're easy to delegate to others. Drone U understands why systems are so powerful for pilots. Thus our practical drone training classes focus on enforcing habits, routines and systems. This simply process will vastly increase a drone pilot or team's ability to scale.
We built Drone U's online course library from experience. By bringing real world lessons to the table, we can help others avoid those hard learned-lessons. By increasing the number of drone jobs and environments in which we operate, we can help pilots avoid even more errors!
Our goal is to fly safely to not only fly legally, but to enjoy taking flight! Flying safely and setting habits allows drone pilots to reduce risk and liability. This foundation also allows for pilots to take on more advanced operations and fly closer to subjects.
When learning how to fly, drone pilots must learn practical tips and tricks to avoid disaster. Only these real-life tips will help pilots gain information to overcome fear. Building confidence is one of our favorite aspects of teaching.
We love to help other pilots learn their capabilities and adventure off into the world. Being a drone pilot can open numerous doors but it comes with a vast amount of responsibility. Typically we built confidence with in-person trainings. Drone U's competitive advantage in training pilots online is based in our lessons learned from training pilots in the field. We have learned how to build confidence online! After training thousands of pilots in real life, we can apply typical pilot solutions (learned in the field) to our virtual classes.
While we love the increased engagement of our virtual classes, our members can access class information 24/7 365 anywhere in the world. The Drone U drone course library was built to allow students to learn at any speed! We do not drip content. We knew that Part 107 was just scratching the surface. The real drone courses would need to teach pilots much more than just passing a test.
Drone Pilots would really need to understand three macro topics:
We believe the traditional University and Colleges has left student's hanging...
Students (myself included) pay thousands of dollars for really slick looking slide shows and theory of flight. Often times you will never learn the practical tips and tricks that will create profitable workflows. You will never learn the entrepreneurial mindset. Drone pilots still need a community to empower and inspire them, Drone U ensures you have a place to engage other pilots.
In order for drone pilots to truly be successful, they must be given the right information and tools. Taught from experience, over time, in various environments.
Learning practical drone operations can help solve simple problems and limit crashing. Mastering drone operations may also just be the beginning. As a drone pilot you'll need to master creative software and technical software. With all the available classes at Drone U, pilots can dip their toes into various industry verticals.
When it comes to the right information, how can we classify the right information? Experience... pure and simple. We only teach what we know works in the field. All of our instructors and even our Founder have developed drone businesses that serve clients. We have flown real world jobs all over the world. Simply put, we help drone pilots limit the number of problems that could just pop up in field. It only takes one crash and a lack of confidence to ruin a drone pilot.
Consider Drone U the closest thing to virtual on-the-job training for drone pilots.
Now the right Drone instructors cannot just teach from experience. Drone U instructors have experience in a wide variety of drone job deliverables and operations. In addition, we make sure our instructors live up to a higher standard. What does this higher standard look like?
Just like a well diversified portfolio in the market, our instructors are well diversified in various operating environments. When operating in different environments, the pilots are forced to deal with problems that wouldn't arise in other environments. Problems like:
At Drone U, our goal has been to educate the aviation industry on the thousands of ways that drones can crash. With a short list of habits, most of the crash-causing factors can be eliminated. Learning how to fly has never been so structured, but also so fun!
What Part 107 will not teach drone pilots:
Simply put, the two are not mutually exclusive. Drone pilots need a Part 107 Certificate, and they need to learn how to fly and master drone operations to monetize the aircraft.
Let's go beyond the traditional flight school and just passing the FAA Part 107 Certificate Exam. Drone pilots must master numerous skills to be successful over the long term. Our goal is to provide drone pilots with everything you need to simplify and speed-up the process. Drone U was built to go beyond flight school.
What are you waiting for? Drone U wants you to succeed, you can learn on your time! Access to all of the classes on day 1 for just $47/month, or buy an annual plan.
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