UAV Coach, a drone blog and online community, recently launched a 6-part drone training course.
The 90-minute video and text-based course is geared towards brand new and beginner pilots who want to break into the industry and hone their flight skills.
By being based online, students can get the information they need from anywhere in the World as long as they have an internet connection.
With interest in recreational and commercial UAVs expanding rapidly, the creator (Alan Perlman) wanted to make sure this course could be globally accessible to as many people as possible.
“I built this online drone course to train new pilots how to fly safely and more confidently, and how to make money in the drone industry.” — Alan Perlman
The course is broken up into 3 parts and 6 modules:
(UAV Coach offers a free preview of module 2, Rules and Regulations.)
Each video starts with an introduction and transitions into slides that visually explain what Alan is discussing.
Below each video are further resources to dig into. These include articles, videos, and suggested equipment to buy:
The first two parts of the course conclude with a 10-15 question quiz on the material from that section. This makes sure each student has retained the most important information from those two modules.
After the final module, students are asked to complete an at-home flight practicum.
The practicum involves aerial maneuverability challenges for the drone pilot to perform. If an individual passes both of the quizzes and the practicum, they’re awarded a certificate of completion from UAV Coach:
This certificate states that they have:
- Undergone 3 hours of online UAV training.
- Demonstrated knowledge in safety, rules and regulations.
- Passed the practicum exam and demonstrated safe flight orientation.
It can be shown to insurance companies and potential clients as proof of their knowledge and skills.
As the drone industry grows, more and more people are looking to hone their skills, choose the right parts to buy, and start businesses.
UAV Boot Camp offers a stepping stone for many of these people to break into the industry with confidence.
To learn more, visit the UAV Boot Camp page or email UAV Coach directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.