Drone Pilot Pathway

Wings Over the Rockies can help you on your path to becoming a certified drone pilot.
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Learn the information and skills you need to become certified as a CFR Part 107 Unmanned Small Aircraft Systems pilot in this four-part class.

Register for the Drone Certification Class

For more information contact us at 303-360-5360 ext 129 or Info@WingsMuseum.org.

First

Introduction to Drones (Ages 15 to adult)

All students will have the opportunity to learn basic terms and nomenclature, basic construction and programming.

Includes:

  • Assembly and programming of a custom-built carbon fiber racing drone (includes all components – transmitter, receiver, battery, etc). Students will be able to keep the drone pending passage of the FAA Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft System exam (Step 03).
  • Instruction on earning the FAA Trust Certificate
  • Attainment of Academy of Model Aeronautics certification for insurance for recreational UAS pilots.
  • Safe battery charging procedures
  • Transmitter programming and alignment with drone
  • Learn to play Drone Soccer
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Drone students working in a classroom

Next

Drone Flight Training

After completion of the Introductory Drone Class, students will be immersed in Visual Line of Sight Drone (VLOS) Flight Training.

Includes:

  • Drone flight will be taught using visual cues and challenged to specific routes on a given course.
  • Multiple situations will be presented in real-life situations in order for students to be able to fly in the absence of a GPS signal.
  • Students will train to manage emergency situations.

Then

Part 107 Exam Preparation

Once Step 1 and 2 have been accomplished, students are ready for preparation to pass the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft System exam.

Includes:

  • Instruction on the multiple topics needed to pass the FAA test, including:
    • Rules and Regulations
    • Airspace
    • Weather
    • Load and performance
    • Crew Resource Management
    • Airport Field Operations
    • Radio Communications
    • Emergency Procedures
    • Preflight and Maintenance
    • Waiver Requests
    • Final Exam
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Drone flying in the sun

Finally

Making a living as a Drone Pilot

Learn to use drones for photogrammetry (mapping), cinematography, real estate, power line inspection, agriculture, law enforcement, search and rescue, firefighting, and military applications.

Includes:

  • Camera usage
  • Photogrammetry software
  • 3D mapping
  • Advanced LOS flying
  • Having fun with your new career

What’s Included in the Program:

  • Wings will pay for 1/2 of the cost of the Part 107 FAA Exam (approx $90 value)
  • Carbon-Fiber Racing Drone* (worth over $400)

Not Included:

  • Personal Drone Soccer ball

*Carbon-fiber racing drone included on the condition of passing the FAA Part 107 Certificate. If a student does not pass the FAA exam, they are welcome to re-test at their own expense. Student will return drone if exam is not passed. 

Questions? Contact Info@WingsMuseum.org.