Top online Drone Training courses

Top online Drone Training courses

There's much to be said when it comes to how capable you need to be when using a heavy drone regularly. The FAA and other organisations around the world have made rules to prevent bad things from happening.

However, a good pilot is not only someone who respects the rules, but also a person that has the practical and theoretical experience to not mess up as much (we all do from time to time).

In this article I'll be underlining the main online courses that help you become a better pilot and pass the FAA drone Certificate Test without a problem.


Drone Pilot Ground school - Uavcoach

UAV Coach has been the go to site when it comes to drone guides and piloting courses for a while now. 

They are on everyone's lips, and for a good reason. 

Every product these guys make seems to scream quality and professionalism.

I would definitely rank them number 1 even if for the multitude of pilot coaches all around the US and how many options for getting better as a pilot you have with them.

They offer courses in:

  • Drone Certification FAA Test Prep Course

Their main online course is “Drone Pilot Ground School” that has seen quite a lot of success, as many people try to take the FAA certification test to get a remote pilot certificate.

This certification (not the course) is obligatory for anyone wanting to use a drone for financial compensation.

Not only that, FAA recommends taking this test for everyone, as it's going to considerably improve the overall safety of the hobby.

We've helped over 15,000 people go through the drone certification process and also offer DJI flight training classes as well.
Alan Perlman

Dart Drones

Here's some of the types of courses they provide:

  • Drones for Beginners
  • Phantom Inspire Flight Training
  • In-Person Part 107 Test Preparation
  • Online Part 107 Test Preparation
  • Starting a Drone Business
  • Online Aerial Photography
  • Professional Drone Pilot Bundle
  • Drone Certification Program
  • Flight Training
  • Professional Package
  • Government Training
  • Corporate Training

No matter if you're a beginner and just want to catch up online with some practical guides on how to fly better, or if you want to pass the FAA test, Dart drones has you covered and even more to surprise you.

They were covered in the shark tank episode, where I actually found out the first time about them.

Dart drones runs courses in over 40 cities all over the US and have over 30 custom training programs.


Drone U - budget friendly option

Besides many things like daily podcasts and tutorials, Drone u focuses on the following types of courses:

  • videography
  • photography
  • business
  • cinematography
  • optics
  • pilot certification
  • drone systems

If you want a more manageable solution,  with the ability to cancel payments at any time, Drone U is definitely the best pick in the category

You can start from $47 per month or pay for an entire year in advance if you want to save some money in the longterm.

Drone U has been for quite a while on the market and have a ton of great feedback from users. People who already seem to have completed other courses always seem to find new information here.


Drone U is a drone school that offers online and in-person training through 9 training sites across the United States. Whether students want to turn their passion of flight into profit, or the simply fly for fun Drone U provides a comprehensive training suite to help students gain confidence and get questions answered. 

While Drone U is only $47, students who become members get access to all 34 classes online, in addition, will have access to all new course. So as this incredibly fast industry progresses, Drone U offers a way to stay on top of it all.
Paul Aitken
DroneU founder
Drone U Classes: 
1. Part 107 Certification 
2. Advanced Aerial Videography 
3. Subject Tracking Action Sports with Drones
4. Don't Crash Course (Main Course on Operating Most Drones) 
5. Flight Over Water 
6. Comprehensive Drone Mapping with Pix4D   (We are a pix4d partner) 
7. Starting an Online Business 
8. Construction Progression Mapping 
9. Cell Phone Tower Inspection Mapping 
10. Thermography 
11. Accident Reconstruction with Drones 
In-Person Classes Include: 
1. Flight Mastery (A 12 Step course flown around obstacles to systematically cover all aspects of flight to ensure confidence is gained by pilots, also Patent Pending) 
2. Comprehensive Drone Mapping with Pix4D
3. Accident Reconstruction (Most recent Class was hosted by NTSB Training Academy) 
4. Don't Crash Course: An Intro To Flight 

drone launch academy

They seem to have a focus on the FAA commercial drone exam, but they're on this list because it's well done. Including free video samples from the actual courses to make it easier to understand what you're getting into.

Comparing it with other similar sites that offer the same value, they have quite a good price.

You can also get $100 off if you use the coupon FLYING50. Thank me later!

They have had over 6000 students going through the course at a pass rate of 99.02%.

We are the ONLY prep course that will not only refund you your money for the course if you fail, but will ALSO give you $150 to go retake the exam.
David Young
Drone Launch Academy Founder

How do you make money with your drone, though?

Okay, so you got your new and fancy drone, but how do you stand out from any dad out there who has the same drone and watched some tutorials online?

I did exactly that and barely had any success. 

But now I’m charging 5x as much as before and even have to refuse clients from time to time.

I even bought about 7 online courses… and I didn’t make much progress.

So how did I finally make it to this level?

If you want the short answer, I learned everything from this guy Alex, who’s making $200 per hour with his drone. And he’s even teaching exactly how to do that.

This is pretty much what you need to know:


1. Make sure you have a proper drone.

If you have any of the latest DJI Drones, like the Mavic Air 2, for example, you’re ready to start making money.

No need to overthink this, but if it’s any help, check this comparison of the best camera drones compared in 2020.

types of drones

2.Learn how to create the best content to stand out

You won’t stand out from the next dad who bought a DJI drone for Cristmass in the eyes of your clients if you don’t do this.

It’s WAY more important to know what you’re doing than the gear you have.

You’ll need to learn and master the following:

  • Flying your drone(to stand out from people with basic drone shots)
  • Preparing for the flight and weather in advance
  • Learn the best drone settings (you need a proper setup template)
  • Create the Video Script (it's way easier if you know what to shoot)
  • Have a set of great cinematic shots you know how to do
  • Know how to edit the video so it stands out
  • Learn how to color grade

This is why you HAVE to invest in a proper way to learn things (instead of watching tutorials here and there).

3.Find clients that pay 5x more than regular

But not so fast.

You won’t make a penny if you don’t know how to find your clients.

I have struggled finding clients even when my videos were getting pretty good.

Until I learned a few tricks and how to find and approach them so they won’t be able to say no.

And what’s best, I learned how to get the price I asked for.

How can you do the same?

I have tested quite a few courses online and watched tons of videos on youtube, but frankly, I have learned more from one single course than from everything else… and all that in like a weekend.

Made back the money from this investment in myself in a single week and then much more.


How do I learn all of this? From youtube?

You could simply go online and learn everything in terms of video from youtube, forums, facebook groups etc.

However, let me tell you, it’s the worst way to learn all of this(and the slowest).

You won’t have a Complete Step By step guide on how to do everything.

I found myself frustrated, even after I learned how to do most of the video stuff that I still lacked some knowledge and I didn’t know why my shots weren’t standing out.

I got some general promotion ideas from some articles online, but again… I didn’t have much success and was charging too little for my time.

This is exactly where I learned how to make $200 per hour with my drone (From A to Z)

This course is hold by Alex Harris, who’s an international video creator, director, and drone operator with tons of experience.

And I had a great time stealing his know-how(and greatly profited from it, lol).

I recommend you watch his video presentation bellow and check out the course sales page. It’s quite cheap, considering you’re getting 320+ minutes of everything you need to know, step by step and 80+ minutes on how to actually find the ideal clients for you.

I'm a big drone enthusiast, the owner of and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

1 Comment
  1. Your promo says take 100 dollars off by using coupon code “FLYING50” but when applied it credits only 50 dollars off…not a good way to start .

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