Hands-On Drone Flight Training

Basic Quadcopter Flight Skills

In partnership with SkyOp LLC!

Our unique indoor flight training methodology uses model quadcopters (currently the Syma X5C without FPV) flying indoors. By flying indoors, students do not need to contend with wind or other weather conditions and allows them to focus solely on controlling the aircraft. Our course will bring students through a series of increasingly difficult exercises and having them flying through an obstacle course by the end of the day. This approach develops three primary skill proficiencies:

1. Identifying flight system orientation
2. Accounting for issues related to depth perception
3. Flying without dependency on GPS

We’ve found these are the essential skills needed to create the safest, most proficient remote pilots anywhere! We’ve recognized that these basic skills are easily transferred into and prepare students for more advanced drone flight systems. This course creates much safer, more capable pilots who can confidently fly the aircraft in the event of a mission or situational requirement for manual flight control. The cost of this course includes a training quadcopter with a radio controller.

Students interested in pursuing an FAA remote pilot certification should supplement this course with the Part 107 Test Prep course. This course is designed to prepare operators to successfully pass the FAA certification test and achieve remote pilot certification.

To ensure we can properly run this course, please register at least a week before the start of class. If you would like more information or to register after that, please contact us at 607-936-5501 or ilearn@corning-cc.edu to check class availability.

Register here!