Tim Trott has been a small business owner since leaving a career in radio and television broadcasting. Tim operated a successful security and fire alarm business in the Orlando area and sold that business in 1994 before moving to the Florida Panhandle.

Tim was one of the first 400 applicants to be granted an exemption under Section 333, passed the FAA Remote Pilot Certification on the first day it was available 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 Airborne Public Safety Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Academy of Model Aeronautics and the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Tim has also qualified as a member of the FAA Safety Team, specializing in UAS topics.

Mr. Trott is a regular contributor to and has been featured on and has contributed interviews to various podcasts, including The UAV Digest and Drone Radio Show. He also participated in the beta testing of the Verifly and AirMap mobile apps.

Tim Trott has authored a small number of books currently available on, including The Droner’s Guide and UAS Operations: Ground School Study Guide for passing the FAA Drone Exam and “Out of the Blue: The Life and Legend of Kirby-Sky King- Grant”, the actor who starred in the 1950’s television that is acknowledged to have inspired aviation careers, from airline pilots to NASA astronauts.

Tim Trott began teaching UAS related classes at Gulf Coast Law Enforcement Academy in Panama City and Valencia College School of Public Safety in Orlando, and a class on Applications for 360/VR at Pat Thomas Academy in Tallahassee. He later taught two-day courses for Training Force USA in Boston, Texas City, Wichita Falls and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He has also presented the RPC drone course at the Florida Realtor’s convention and local Realtor boards.

Mr. Trott is married (1967) and has one daughter and one granddaughter.

As featured on the podcast, Drone Radio Show # 51 – Listen here

FDLE Instructor Certification #329775
Remote Pilot Certification (8/29/2016)

(The term “Drone Professor” is used as a trade name only and is not a degree designation)




Tim Trott with flight instructor Ronald Jarmon (Island Express Flight School) .


Classroom at Valencia College, Police Training, Orlando