This is a beginner’s course for drone enthusiasts to get you safely off the ground.
- 360+ students have taken this course
- 4.5 hours of video content
- Everything you need to know to get started with drones
- Learn where you can legally fly your drone. Take your first flight.
- Find out how to get stunning drone photos and videos.
- Discover the basic flight maneuvers and what weather to look out for.
Flying your drone for the first time can be intimidating for beginners. Am I going to crash? How does the remote control work? How high and how far can I fly? Can I fly at Yosemite or the Grand Canyon? Am I allowed to fly over people? Can I get paid to fly my drone? How high can I fly? How do I take cool pictures or cool videos?
If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, this course is perfect for you. As an aviator of 15 years (Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor), University Professor, and as the author of the Best Selling course on how to become an FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot (Commercial license for drones), I will take you through all the necessary steps to complete your first flight successfully. As a future aviator, starting your “career” with good habits is critical.
This course covers the following topics:
- (1) Your drone: including the different components, accessories, and best practices.
- (2) Basic Regulation (updated for the 2019 changes): I cover everything you need to know about FAA regulation for hobbyist with several short and easy-to-understand videos.
- (3) Airspace (updated for the 2019 changes): probably the most important and yet most misunderstood area in aviation. I show you how to find airspace information and how to identify the airspace in which you are about to fly, as well as how to request approval if it’s necessary.
- (4) Weather Information: knowing about the weather can be the difference between a successful flight and a crash. I teach you the basics of meteorology and how to find aviation weather information.
- (5) Your first flight: I show you how to safely complete your first flight, including how to pick a safe area, how to complete a preflight inspection, how to take off, maneuver, and land.
- (6) Basic Photography and Videography: in the last two chapters, I cover the basic principles of photography and videography, including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, capture modes (A, S, M), frame rate, HDR, ND filters, and many more. This section will help you take your storytelling skills to the next level.
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