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Short-Term Training: Hands-On Drone Flight Training

Jul 16 - 18, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm (Expired)
Mid Michigan College
2600 South Summerton Road
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 (989) 386-6614
Cost: $545 or complete the series for $1,485
Contact & More Info
Contact: Mid Michigan College Morey Technical Education Center
Phone: (989) 386-6614

Each Drone Short-Term Training module can be completed as a stand-alone training for a cost of $545.

Prospective drone pilots can take the Commercial Users or Public Safety Series for just $1,485 - that's a savings of $150!

Commercial Series
  • Intro to Drones for Commercial Users
  • Hands-on Drone Flight Training
  • Drone Pilot Certification Test Prep
Public Safety Series
  • Intro to Drones for Public Safety Personnel
  • Hands-on Drone Flight Training
  • Drone Pilot Certification Test Prep

Hands-on Drone Flight Training

Our unique indoor flight training methodology uses model quadcopters (currently the Syma X5C without FPV) flying indoors. By flying indoors, participants do not need to contend with wind or other weather conditions, allowing them to focus solely on controlling the drone. The training progresses through a series of increasingly difficult exercises and culminates with a drone obstacle course at the end of the day. This approach develops three primary skills:

  • Identifying flight system orientation
  • Accounting for depth perception issues
  • Flying without dependency on GPS

These basic skills are easily applied to more advanced drone flight systems, and allow pilots to confidently fly drones in the event of a mission or situational requirement for manual flight control. Training participants receive a training quadcopter with a radio controller.

Students interested in pursuing an FAA Remote Pilot Certification should also complete Mid's Drone Pilot Certification Test Prep training. This short-term training opportunity prepares prospective drone pilots to successfully pass the FAA Remote Pilot Certification Test.

Upcoming Training Start Dates

July 16 & 18, 2019

Times 8:30am-12:30pm | Cost $545

Location Mt. Pleasant Campus - Morey Technical Education Center

Instructor Robert Guiliani