Drone/UAV Pilot Training Certificate

No college degree or prior experience is required. National Drone School’s UAV Pilot Training Program consists of three phases. Phase 1 and 2 are conducted at home. Phase three is conducted at one of our flight schools. At the end of the program, students will receive the UAV Pilot Certificate that shows 10 hours of simulator, 16 hours of ground school and 16 hours of flight training for a total of 42 hours of training. There is no previous experience required to enroll in this program.

To enroll fill out the form below. We will contact you to give you your log in instructions for the ground school. We will also ship a simulator to you after payment is received. If you have a group of students, we can come to your location to train UAV pilots.

You will receive 2 weeks of home study and two days of flight training.

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Full Payment

  • 10 hours of simulator
  • 16 hours of ground school
  • 16 hours of flight training

Group Rates

UAV Flight Training Centers:For groups of TEN or more we can train at your location. Discounts available.
Call for pricing! (619) 272 2150

San Diego Ground School Location:
San Marcos, Ca.

Additional locations can be arranged by special request.
Please call (619) 272-2150

Phase 1

(At Home) Students will complete the UVU Small UAV Ground School which consists of the following topics: Checklists, General characteristics, Dimensions & weight, Motors, Propellers, Electronic speed controls, Wireless links, Fuel/Flight, Battery, Flight Parameters, Limitations, Emergency Procedures, Normal procedures, Performance Flight times & wireless transmission, Weight and balance, Air Vehicle Systems Description Handling, service and maintenance.

Phase 2

(At Home) As soon as payment is received, we will ship a simulator to you in the mail. The simulator consists of software and a controller that plugs into the computer USB port. After you install the software, you will be able to fly 47 different small UAVs from 6 different sites. Students will receive instruction on both fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft. Students will practice unusual altitude recoveries and takeoff and landings. One of our highly qualified instructors will call you and provide instruction on the phone while you are at home. This hands-on experience will prepare you for flight with several real small UAVs during your 2 day flight training class.

Phase 3

(At Flight School) After completion of the home based ground school and simulator training, students will be scheduled for 2 days of basic flight training at one of our flight training centers. Students will fly both fixed wing and vertical takeoff (quadcopter, helicopter) small UAVs depending on location. Propulsion systems are both electric and gas. Day 1 Pre-flight briefing Manually fly fixed wing UAV Day 2 Pre-flight briefing Manually fly rotor wing UAV (hex/quad/helicopter).


National Drone School trains pilots and sensor operators on small to large UAVs around the globe. Our pilots are qualified on Hermes, Aerostar, Tigershark, Predator, Reaper and Global Hawk UAVS, Please call us for a quote at 619-272-2150 or send email admin@nationaldronetraining.com

To purchase the program, submit the form below and a customer service representative will contact you shortly.

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