How to Become a Drone Pilot

Drones are absolutely incredible pieces of technology. From the pictures that we can take from them to the many duties that we’re starting to incorporate drone usage for, the possibilities are truly endless. However, if you’ve ever tried to fly a drone without having taken a course or gone through training, you may notice that it’s more difficult than you would have initially imagined.

Maintaining the balance, taking off and landing, and getting the drone to actually focus on what you’re aiming for are all challenges if you haven’t had some time to practice. If you’re wanting to make the most of the drone that you’re using, one of the best things that you can do is participate in the courses at Unmanned Safety Institute, Inc. and get your drone pilot license. If that’s something that you’d be interested in, here’s a glimpse of what you can anticipate.

 

Invest in a Drone

The first step to becoming a pilot is actually investing in a drone. You don’t have to purchase anything that’s out-of-this-world expensive, or that is top-of the-line. As you start off this new endeavor, start with a drone that is cost effective that you can gain your bearings with. A quadcopter is a fantastic option that will help you gain some skills but won’t be too painful when you see it crash.

 

Practice & Take a Course

After you’ve had some time to play around with this drone, you will start to realize just how much of a challenge it can be to maneuver these machines. Spend some time practicing so that you can merely get the grip of the controller and the drone, but ultimately we always suggest signing up for a drone training course.

These courses are designed to show you how to make the most of your skills and the drone so that you can get optimal use of it. You can select a course that you attend in person or one that you take online. Unmanned Safety Institute offers a wide selection of courses for you to choose from so that you can find the UAS course that will help you build the skills you want.

 

Get a Part 107 License

Once you’ve participated in the courses that you choose, it’s time to work on getting your license. There are so many different benefits to getting your UAS drone license, but the main one is knowledge. With how powerful drones can be and how much control a pilot can have with them, it’s essential to learn about the laws that surround them and ensure that you are a registered pilot that is allowed to fly a drone.

Aside from these formalities that come along with the licensure, one of the main benefits of becoming a drone pilot is the opportunities that it provides for you in terms of career. There are so many different industries that are incorporating the use of drones into their workplace and getting hired on as one of those professionals you need to have a license.

If there’s a specific industry that you’re wanting to work for in terms of a drone, make sure to look into what kind of license they will require from you. There is a big difference between a UAS license for a hobbyist and a commercial drone license — so check that out in advance.

If you are merely flying your drone leisurely, it’s good to check out what types of laws surrounding the area that you’ll be flying in. Usually, you aren’t required to have a license if you’re merely flying as a hobby, but as we mentioned before, you’ll always want to understand the laws and where you stand with them regarding your flying.

 

More Practice

Once you’ve obtained your UAS drone license, and throughout the process of training and working towards your license, you should be practicing. This could mean flying your drone with a friend, finding a group of active drone enthusiasts in the area, or just spending some down time gaining your bearings on the drone. The more that you practice, the more comfortable you’ll be over time.

 

Let Unmanned Safety Institute Help

Unmanned Safety Institute, Inc. loves being able to provide people that are passionate about flying drones with the opportunity to learn more and make a living from it. With the help of our courses and the options we offer for licensure, we are excited to say that we have helped hundreds of people pursue their passion. Whether it’s photography, video or simply just flying, our team can help you achieve the goals that you’ve set for yourself.

If you’re interested in learning more about the UAS drone courses we offer, browse our website! Our team can help you obtain more knowledge and skills in both commercial and leisure drone flying. We hope to hear from you soon.

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