The Drone Professor provides video training courses on a variety of topics for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operations. primarily centered around commercial operations as well as for applications in public safety, law enforcement and search and rescue. A number of courses are currently in development for release in the coming months. Each Drone Operations training course includes resource materials for off-line study.

You can view the videos as many times as you like, pause the videos at any point, finish at your own pace. The Drone Professor will continue to update and revise the lessons as new material comes from the FAA.

Comparable courses I’ve seen are running in the $200-$400 range, making your course a tremendous bargain

A syllabus is provided for each course which can be submitted to a training officer for training credit approval. Any of these courses can be made available at YOUR LOCATION, for Realtor groups, public service agencies, training academies, first responder training, UAS groups and others. Just let us know where you are, when you would like us to schedule your class and how many you expect to be in the class. Flight simulator and hands-on sUAS operator training can also be made available.

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Tim Trott is holds a current instructor certification from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Cert# 329775).  He also passed the FAA Remote Pilot Certification on the first day it was available, previously having held a Section 333 Exemption, and also passed the FAA’s Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) exam. He has helped over 900 students to pass the FAA written exam for the Remote Pilot Certification under Part §107 with his classes, e-books and online training.  In addition, Tim also holds a Student Pilot license and is a current member of the Flight School Association of North America (FSANA), Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the FAA Safety Team (FAAST).  Mr. Trott has contributed to podcasts on the subject, including The UAV Digest and Drone Radio Show. He also assisted with beta testing of the VeriFly drone insurance mobile app.  Tim Trott is the author of a number of books , including FAA §107 UAG Ground School Study Guide currently available from Barns & Noble and Out of the Blue, the life and legend of Kirby “Sky King” Grant, available at