Drone Training

Drone Training

Are you wanting to try your hand at flying a drone? Or to gain an understanding of the technology and skill involved in being a drone pilot? Then this is the perfect course for you.

A 1-hour, hands-on one-to-one class introducing drones. 

You will learn how to start and stop the drone, take-off, land, read the on-screen information and pilot the drone yourself for a single flight (flight time ~20mins).

All under the supervision of a licensed, insured drone pilot.

Price: $75.00 USD

You've seen those videos of drones rolling, pitching and diving down cliffs, this is first-person-view (FPV) drone flying! 

A 1-hour, hands-on class one-to-one class introducing 'first-person-view' drone flying. 

This course introduces you to this method of flying drones. Similar, yet different, to traditional drone flying it requires some techniques and skill in different areas.

You will learn how to start and stop the drone, control it, read the on-screen information and pilot the drone yourself for a single flight (flight time ~10minutes).

Price: $89.00 USD

Would you like to learn the intracacies of maintaing and piloting a drone? Then this is the course for you.

An 8-hour course, split over two half-days, covering how to pilot drones.

You will be taught :-

  • Equipment checks and maintenance
  • Startup and shutdown procedures
  • How to safely fly, manueouvre and control the drone
  • Drone regulations and recommendations in Barbados 
  • How to take photographs and video
  • Emergency/failsafe procedures
Price: $495.00 USD

Do you have a drone and want to know how to get the best out of your videos? Or are you interested in learning the techniques the pros use for their videos?

An 8-hour course covering drone videography techniques and skills.

The course includes - 

  • Drone videography techniques
  • Understanding the technical settings of the drone camera
  • Usage of ND/polarising and specific night-time filters
  • Post-processing techniques
  • Best practices for professional shoots
  • Dual operation techniques
  • 3 separate video locations
Price: $749.00 USD

Do you have a drone and want to know how to get the best out of your photos? Or are you interested in learning the techniques the pros use for their photography?

An 8-hour course covering drone photography techniques and skills.

This course presumes you have a basic understanding of drone piloting and focusses on specific photography skills when using a drone. The course takes place at 3 separate scenic locations in Barbados.

The course includes - 

  • Drone photography techniques
  • Understanding the technical settings of the drone camera
  • Usage of ND/polarising and specific night-time filters
  • Using lighting, time-of-day and apps to further plan and enhance your shoots
  • Post-processing techniques

If you have a specific preference for sunrise/sunset/nighttime photography please advise us beforehand and we can ensure that your teaching is tailored around these specifics.

Price: $749.00 USD

You've probably seen the 'bowling alley' one-shot video, or drone videos of very close proximity flying to people and buildings. This is FPV cinewhooping!

This 2-day course focuses on the maintenance and operation of flying close-quarters, indoor/outdoor 'cinewhoop' style FPV drones. The course includes :-

  • Setup of drone equipment
  • Setup of camera equpiment
  • Maintenance of drone equipment
  • How to fly in different modes
  • Flight training and practice
  • Best practices
  • Simulator training
  • Battery safety and maintenance
  • Post processing techniques
  • Introduction to drone tuning
Price: $995.00 USD

Drones can be used to safely, and automatically, map large areas, in 2D or 3D.

A 1-day course on the methods to use drones to map. It is presumed that the student has an understanding of drone piloting.

The course includes :-

  • Setup of the drone
  • Usage of mapping software
  • Designation and detailing of the mapping route
  • Automation of the flight path
  • Understanding GSD and photogrammetry
  • Best practices and photography techniques
  • Post processing of the map results
  • 2D orthomosiac processing
  • Google Earth/Map integration
  • 3D point cloud processing
Price: $1,295.00 USD

Training Course Notes - applicable to all

  • BUAVA members get a 15% discount on courses and you may join before taking your course.
  • All flights are conducted in a safe flying area, with full permissions from the authorities.
  • All equipment is registered and insured.
  • Our instructors are active industry professionals with over 1,000 flying hours.
  • All equipment and materials are provided for use on the course.
  • Courses can be extended, or customised, as desired - please contact us with your requirements.
  • Group training is available, please contact us with your requirements.
  • Certificates of Course Completion are provided to each student.
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