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Commercial Drone Pilot Training

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Prerequisites: Must be 18 years or older with at least a high school diploma or equivalent.


Looking for a truly modern career? Become a commercial drone pilot! Prepare for the FAA exam to become a Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC), learn hands-on how to pilot small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), and train in an externship providing real-life situations with established Commercial sUAS operators. This program is designed to prepare you to perform the duties of a Commercial RPIC required in any commercial drone setting, such as public safety, cinematic, realty, construction, transportation, and surveying. This unique 3-part program consists of:

• Part I: FAA Part 107 RPIC Exam Course: A 21-hour lecture preparation for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot in Command Exam;

• Part II: sUAS Pilot Training Course: A 16-hour “hands-on” training course in piloting sUAS;

• Part III: Externship: A 120-hour externship assisting established Commercial sUAS operators in real-life situations, to be scheduled and completed within 6 months after successful completion of Part 1&2.  

To pass this program, you must score a minimum of 70 percent on the final exam (FAA Part 107 Exam). A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the 3-part course. Course includes all classroom lab materials and textbooks.

Class Details

5 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Sat.  
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  SMC Main Campus
  SMC Bundy Campus.

Instructor : Flying Lion, Inc. Staff 



Please read:  Please note: Must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma or equivalent.



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/16/2019 - 3/2/2019 Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Los Angeles, SMC Bundy Campus  Map, Room: 216 Flying Lion, Inc. Staff 
3/9/2019 - 3/16/2019 Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Santa Monica, SMC Main Campus  Map, Room: Gym 100 Flying Lion, Inc. Staff