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In-Person Hands-On Drone Flight Training Courses

By Derrick Ward, Owner of Hot Shots Aerial Photography

Derrick Ward, owner of Hot Shots Aerial Photography, is proud to announce his in-person, hands-on drone flight training. Renowned for helping the Los Angeles Fire Department launch their emergency response drone program, Derrick has built a wildly successful drone photography and videography business, and now he’s ready to share his secrets with you.

Whether you are an experienced remote pilot – or even if you’ve never been near a drone – you will learn more than you ever imagined possible from these single-day courses. And, because you will be learning from the master himself, you will have plenty of one-on-one time with Derrick, to ask questions and hone your techniques.

Choose from our beginner course, professional drone training, or dive deeper and learn how to launch and grow a successful drone business of your own. We also provide advanced training for public safety organizations, law enforcement and first responders.

Our courses sell out quickly, so call today to secure your spot for in-person drone training.

NOTE: Before your in-person drone course, we urge you to take Drone Pilot Ground School’s online drone pilot training, which will prepare you for the required FAA remote pilot certification exam.

  • Beginner Drone Pilot Training

    If you’ve never flown a drone before, this single-day course is the one for you. With Derrick Ward himself as your personal instructor, you will gai...

    $490 (call for group rates)

  • Professional Drone Pilot Training

    If you’ve already taken our Beginner Drone Training course, or if you already have some knowledge about drones, our professional drone training cour...

    $590 (call for group rates)

  • Public Safety and Fire Control Drone Training

    Public safety agencies, law enforcement and fire departments from across the country are implementing drone programs as a way to save lives and keep f...

    $590 (call for group rates)

  • Start a Drone Pilot Business

    The opportunities are virtually endless for drone businesses today. Aerial photography and videography is in high demand for special events, but the n...

    $590 (call for group rates)