Drones 101: Ground School

Webcode: WORKSHOP185

Price: $95.00
Level: Beginner
Duration: 2.75 hours
Prerequisites: none
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Drones 101: Ground School

There's something new in the air!

Our ground school for Drones will teach you everything you need to know before takeoff. We'll carefully look at the proper assembly and maintenance of your drone, as well as essential safety tips and precautions you must consider before any flight. With our help, you'll be able to start safely and confidently capturing photos and videos from an incredible bird's eye perspective. We take a view at the various levels of drones and can help you make your drone decision. In our program we discuss drones from DJI, 3DR and Parrot.

We'll also make sure that you understand when you would need to apply for a Special Flight Operating Certificate (SFOC), which may be required for certain types of aerial photography and videography.

Course Outline:

• Getting to Know Your Drone
• Drone Categories
• Transport Canada Safety Requirements – The Laws About Drones
• When an SFOC is required
• The Insurance Requirements
• Restrictions and regulations
• Understanding the components of your drone including the flight platform and flight controller
• What does line of sight mean
• Learning Your Flight Controller
• Flight Modes
• What are Failsafes? How Does Safe Land or Return to Home work?
• Creating your Preflight checklist
• Interpreting the drone indicator lights
• Best Practices for Safe Flight
• Understanding your surroundings and safe flying
• Maintenance of your drone
• How to take great looking video and photos from the air

Who Should Attend?

Owners of a capable drone who want to learn how to safely and confidently operate their devices, or anybody who would like to learn more about this exciting new opportunity space for photo and video creation.

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September 2018

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  • Drones 101: Ground School

  • October 01, 2016
  • By: RickTrus

I took the Drones 101: Ground School and found it to be very informative and helped me understand the requirements for piloting a drone and the differences between drones. I think this course should be mandatory for any new drone pilot.

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