Drone Training

The IAA Drone Academy is a 3 Day course with the final day used for flying and FAA testing.

Ground School Academy Fees


Class Cost (Per Person) $960

Written Exam (Per Person)



Classes are twice per month starting on Mondays. 3 people per class minimum with a maximum of 6.

Day 1     9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

                Regulations Applicable to Small UAS

                UAS Loading, Performance and Aerodynamics

                Maintenance and Preflight Procedures

Day 2     9:00 AM – 2:00 PM


                Airport Opertations (Traffic Pattern & Radios)

Day 3     9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

                Crew Resource Management and Aeronautical Decision Making

                 Aviation Weather

Day 3     3:00 PM

                FAA Drone Test

                Drone Flight

The students will be provided with the knowledge to pass the FAA Part 107 Drone Written Exam

  • Be able to register a drone
  • Obtain a Drone Pilot Certificate through IACRA
  • Learn to safely fly a drone in a manner that will not cause hazard to the pilot, persons or property


Private Training

Work one on one with an instructor gaining knowledge and help on the fundamentals of drone piloting.

$65/hour ground training

$65/hour flight training

$50 to rent drone for training

Drone Program


Instruct individuals on how to safely and effectively operate a drone in accordance to FAA guidance.

Key Topics:

  • FAA Rules and Regulations
  • UAS Ground School
  • Aerial Photography and Videography
  • Implementation of UAS Into Your Organization
  • Intelligent Navigations Features and Autonomous Flight
  • Situation Based Best Practices and Emergency Procedures

Who we have served in the past:

  • Local fire departments
  • Local Law enforcement agencies
  • Real Estate Agencies



We will introduce the fundamentals of drone flying using methods that include lectures, labs, videos, and actual flight lessons. Students will be evaluated through the entire process in order to assure success. Lessons can be tailored over the course of two weekends, or over any four days during the week. We also offer individualized training with one with one of our accredited instructors. All of our courses are customized precisely to your organization’s needs.

Qualified Instructors

IAA is an FAA certified 141 school. The drone program designed by a Former Airline Captain, ATP, and 2015 Great Lakes Regional Flight Instructor of the Year! The classes with be taught and assisted by current CFI’s that are also certified drone pilots, assuring the BEST instruction possible. Our instructors have been flying drones commercially, specializing in Real Estate and YouTube videos.

Typical Flight Duration:
18 hours of dual instruction on the ground. + 2 hours of flight instruction. = 20 hours total of instruction. *Program can be adapted based on student’s experiences and knowledge