The next Aeon Unmanned Drone Training (FAA Part 107) Course is March 19 in Denver, Colorado.
Future Academy Course Dates: April 16!
The official FAA commercial drone license is called the “Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate.” To get this license, you must pass the FAA drone knowledge test, which does not require a practical skill demonstration regarding drone flight and control. You must have this license for any non-recreational flight. The test topics are not difficult to master, but they require dedicated study and the help of a knowledgeable training team.
Aeon Unmanned is proud to provide the highly lauded one week “Part 107 Academy.” This class in Denver gives our students the highest chance to pass the FAA drone test and provides a solid introduction to basic drone flying skills – with no prior experience required! Since we began offering the course in September of 2016, all of our students have passed the FAA drone knowledge test!
Enrollment is open now! Reserve your seat!
Full details are on the Part 107 Academy signup page. Click here for the March signup page.
FUTURE Part 107 Academy course dates: April 16 – 20 Click here for the April signup page.
Are you involved in these industries?
Employers and public agencies: You will need knowledgeable and licensed UAV pilots in your UAS (Unmanned Aviation Systems) program. One third of our Academy students are sponsored by their employers. We are happy to train your employees to bring your business into the drone era.
We strongly recommend that our students start their Part 107 license studies by signing up for an affordable Part 107 online study course and complete that prior to attending the Academy. The online course will provide a good overview of the basic rules and regulations, which you can learn at your own speed. Then, in the Academy class, we review all the regulations AND explain all the tricky and challenging concepts associated with “Remote Piloting” and make sure you’re ready to take the Part 107 test on the final day. Our Part 107 Academy enrollment fee is set affordably low as we want you to be able to start with an online course.
The course is presented in the Denver Tech Center with nearby hotels (about half of our students are from out-of-town.) There are two days of classroom instruction, two days of flight instruction, and a morning dedicated to taking the 107 test. Students finish around 1 PM on Friday. More details will be sent upon registration.
Veterans – Active Duty Military – Law Enforcement – Public Service Employees: Welcome! You’re eligible for a $100 course discount. Email us at email@example.com to request details.
Grab your seat now! Stay on the edge of unmanned aircraft technology and ensure your business maintains a competitive advantage!
*Classes may be rescheduled or canceled due to operational necessities. Best efforts will be made to meet student needs, or appropriate refunds will be provided.
Questions? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Is it hard to pass the Part 107 Unmanned Aircraft General (drone) test?
Not if you commit yourself to doing the course work! The FAA’s Part 107 basic regulations are straight-forward and easy to grasp. The additional topics on navigation, aerodynamics and weather are similar to basic lectures from high school physics and geography. The topics on human factors and crew management would be familiar to anyone who’s been part of a team, and the Academy agenda includes taking several practice tests to check your progress and find subjects to revisit. If you keep your focus, you’ll be well-prepared for the test on the last day!
Do I need any drone experience to be successful at the Part 107 Academy?
No! You just need to be committed to doing the coursework and participating in the class lectures and flight training. It’s helpful to have some drone experience, but not necessary. About one third of our students have never touched a drone before they start the class.
What drones do you teach with? Can I bring my own drone?
We introduce flight techniques with simple DJI Phantoms that do not have live video feeds. Depending on interest, some students might try our DJI Inspire 1. We encourage any students who own their own drone to bring it as the Academy provides an excellent opportunity to practice with it.
Can’t I just take an online Part 107 study course to prepare for the FAA test?
Of course – and that’s a good solution for some people who don’t have the time or funds to invest in a nearly week-long course. We even offer the online portion of our Part 107 Academy as a standalone course for those who just want self-paced online study. But those who can make the investment in the Academy enjoy these benefits: 1) they are part of committed team and study group that supports each others’ learning; 2) they get exposure to safe drone flight management by learning to fly simple drone missions; 3) they earn a AEON course certificate that can qualify them for discounts on their commercial liability insurance, and 4) they have an excellent chance of going home with an FAA test passing score that will let them activate their Remote Pilot Certificate as soon as their results get into the FAA pilot registration system.
Is there a big demand now for drone pilots?
The UAV industry is young and the demand for pilots/operators is high and steadily rising as companies embrace UAV benefits. Many newly-minted drone pilots are starting businesses with low barriers to entry – primarily airborne and real estate photography. Those areas can be very price-competitive. Our graduates who seem to be getting the most early traction from their UAV licenses have focused firmly on a drone specialty – such as harbor/seaborne photography or extreme sports video work – with thoughtful business and brand-building plans. Others target the needs of industry and move on to study mining or agricultural services, and one-third of our students are in companies that want to embrace UAS technology. As new Remote Pilots, they immediately become prime candidates for developing corporate UAS programs.