Professional & Continuing Studies

Tavis Miller flying a drone
Tavis Miller completed Ground School and FAA Part 107 Test Prep as well as Foundations of Flight in 2018.

Award-winning training

The University of Delaware’s award-winning Professional Drone Pilot Training Academy offers in-demand, multifaceted training at the best possible value. Our popular programs provide comprehensive unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) training to drone users. Designed to be completed over a single weekend, the courses feature industry-leading instruction by highly qualified sUAS experts with extensive flight experience in practical applications.


Professional Drone Pilot: Ground School and FAA Part 107 Test Prep – LEARN MORE

September 19, 20, 26, 2020
8 a.m.-Noon
Legally flying a drone for commercial use requires an FAA Part 107 remote pilot certificate. During this intensive course, flight instructors provide comprehensive classroom training and prepare drone pilots for the Federal Aviation Administration’s airman knowledge test, which must be passed to earn the certificate. Topics include regulations, airspace, weather, loading and performance, and operations.
$395 – Scholarships and various discounts available

Professional Drone Pilot: Foundations of Flight – LEARN MORE

October 17-18, 2020
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Learn the basics of flying small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Topics include familiarization with various aircraft and system components, basic flight planning, safe flight deck setup and operations, basic flight maneuvers, emergency procedures, autonomous flight mode options, multi-aircraft mission design, and effective programmatic record keeping. Students will become familiar with and receive individual hands-on flight time with a variety of aircraft systems, such as the DJI Mavic, DJI Phantom 4 Pro and DJI Inspire I.
$995 – Scholarships and various discounts available

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