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Practical Drone Pilot Course (September) - $397 with 7 Face-to-Face Sessions

Live the experience of learning how to select your drone, techniques to configure the sUAS, mitigate risks, flight plans, use of maps on airspace regulations, apply the use of a manual camera for photography and video in face-to-face practical workshops such as virtual sessions.

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Practical Drone Pilot Course (September) - $397 with 7 Face-to-Face Sessions
Practical Drone Pilot Course (September) - $397 with 7 Face-to-Face Sessions

Time & Location

Feb 28, 2024, 6:55 PM – Mar 16, 2024, 10:00 PM

Meets, Classroom & Interactive Community, Chirino Office Plaza, 1739 PR-8838 Suite 306, San Juan, 00926, Puerto Rico

About the event

Practical Drone Pilot Course 

Learn to select a new UAV equipment, see the variants in each industry (vertical), use of applications to prepare the flight plan, risk management, configuration of the UAV with its remote control, know the maps with its controlled airspace and not controlled, regulations for sUAS based on 14 CFR Part 107, manual use of the camera for photo or video exposure, practical exercises to request authorizations and their first flights for telemetry management with sUAS movements.


This course presents the new trends with drone technology, learn about its benefits, learn to select a new UAV equipment according to the services it will offer, evaluating its return on investment, manage administrative application, use of applications for flight plans, configuration of the equipment, use of the remote control, manual use of the camera, practical flight exercises, download files for basic photo or video editing via your mobile, learn about job opportunities and development of your business. Prepare several preflight assessments, safety management risk and hazard assessments, to request authorizations or waivers and flight techniques of the sUAS.  As an added value, they join the Interactive Community for more education and follow-up workshops.


It is a course where participants meet virtually and face-to-face as an interactive community to select a location, determine feasibility and plan a flight using the best mobile applications. It includes practical configuration exercises to apply techniques with flight routines, configure your manual camera to create creative photographic and video content to show through social networks, messages, blog and Internet portals.

Who is it addressed to?

Aimed at all people who want to know, configure and operate a basic and intermediate drone for recreational and/or commercial use. We recommend this course for the following professionals: Surveyors, Farmers, Agronomists, Archaeologists, Architects, Biologists, Firefighters, Security Companies, Detectives, Electricians,  Medical Emergencies, Photographers, Geographers, _8df6fbcc-43d3-3d99 -a511-2eb009ed8a2d_Inspecting Engineers, Gardeners, Retirees, Paramedics, Journalists, Police, Plumbers, Advertisers, Appraisers, Surveyors, Real Estate Agents and Videographers, among others.


It includes practical concepts to manage safety, protect the unit, avoid common mistakes, remember basic regulations, know the components, use accessories, master manual settings on aerial photography or video shooting using your drone with the following:

Drone revolution:

• The revolution in the market

• Benefits of drone technology

• Evolution of artificial intelligence in drones

• Jobs of the future with drones

• The future of drones

• What service is hot in the drone industry?

• Where do I want to work with the drone?

• How do I select a drone?

• Features to select a drone and camera

• The recognized brands of drones

• What types of cameras do I use on the drone?

• What work areas need Thermography, RTK, Multispectral or RGB cameras?

• Accessories

Applications for flight plan management and planning:

• Know the administrative applications (DJI Fly, DJI Go, DJI Go4 & Autel Explorer)

• Navigate through your administrative application options

• Download administrative application to update software version, calibration and cleaning of sensors.

• Flight safety from takeoff to landing, with Flight Autonomy, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), Remote ID for drones, 14 CFR 107.41

• Because some drones do not use Geofencing

• Drone registration

• Plan logistics of the flight plan for site selection using Google Maps and Google Earth.

• Evaluate prohibited areas with drone applications

• Search Notices to Airmen (NOTAM)

• Recognize places with Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR)

• Skyvector & vfrmap


• Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Facility Maps

• Drone applications using LAANC

• Evaluate the location of the flight

Basic concepts of equipment configuration, platform and components:

• Telemetry in drones

• AXIS in drones, position, navigation and stability systems

• Maps and satellites in drone applications

• Essential settings

• Vision sensors in drones

• Calibration of the “Inertia Measurement Unit (IMU)”, “Electronic Speed Control (ESC)” and Compass

• Maintenance, calibration and battery care tips

• Select the best communication channel “Image Transmission Settings”

• Main sensors (“Enable visual obstacle avoidance”)

• Obstacle Detection Status (OSD)

• Measurement units / SDHC or Micro SD, cache configuration and micro sd card management

• Regular flight modes and use of the

• Configure the Return-to-Home and RTH altitude

• Configuration control of heights and distances

• Remote controller Stick mode, Remote controller settings

• Adjust remote control joystick (Pitch, Roll, Throttle and Yaw), C1/A and C2/B

• Master drone movements such as gimbal settings (Pitch, Exponential Curve, Sensitivity, Gain Settings, Enable Upwards Gimbal Tilt Limit to 30 Degree)

• Unlock license list

• Streaming video transmission

Manage your first flights with the team:

• Refine techniques to have control, decision making and leadership at the time of starting your flight with the drone

• Apply pre-flight breathing, stretching and stress management techniques

• Evaluate the place where the flight will take place

• Connect your remote control to the drone and administration application

• Master the use of your remote control, hand position on levers and buttons

• Observe the team, review the system and work on the Startup

• Apply the “Takeoff”, “Landing”, “Return-to-Home”, “Return to home altitude” and “Maximum flight altitude”

• Learn to use movement planes

• Carry out practical exercises in outdoor or indoor flight sessions to increase confidence in handling the equipment by taking safety measures.

• Evaluate control, status messages, battery life, alarms, diagnostics and telemetry messages

• Change the options of the multiple flight modes starting with “Beginner mode”, “Sport Mode” and “Attitude Mode”

• Tips before the drone flight

• Configuration for outdoor versus indoor flights

Content of the practical workshop:

• Includes practical concepts for managing security, protecting the drive, and avoiding common mistakes

• Review the remote control checklist, configurations, components and options

• Manual configuration, camera settings and use accessories

• Management of the application, the basic adjustments and reading indications on the screen

• Build confidence, control and perform practical exercises in flight sessions

• Master manual settings on aerial photography or video shooting

• Capture images and videos


Participants must manage the following:

• Drone is provided in the course for those who do not have equipment

• Computer, “smartphone” or “tablet”

• Application for drone management

Dates and Duration:

The logistics of the course include seven sessions of educational interaction that can be participated in person or virtually with a total duration of 22 contact hours. Additionally, it includes a web portal with 20 practical exercises that are equivalent to more than 10 days (>40 hours) preparing various preflight assessments, safety management risk and hazard assessments, configurations, sUAS flight techniques and follow-up workshops on the following dates:

  • Kick-off Thursday, September 8 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday September 13 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday September 15 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Sunday September 18 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday September 20 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday September 22nd 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Sunday September 25 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


We are not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur to the belongings of the participants and companions before, during or after the face-to-face sessions of the courses.

Return Policy 

Any participant who purchased the course and for personal or work reasons could not participate, will only be refunded their money in the form of a credit. The participant will be entitled to this credit for a full year in any of the courses available at the time of use.

Workshop participants have the benefit of belonging to our educational group on Facebook called "Interactive Community" that promotes events, educational workshops, reading videos and information. We are committed to quality teaching and professionalism.

Acosta Media forging professionals in the Drones industry.


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