Drone Cadets is a unique Drone Education Program designed to produce safe and responsible drone pilots of any age. Our Certified Drone Instructors have taught more than a thousand students. We work with schools and organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond, to bring life-changing technology education to families and under-served populations here and throughout the world.
Whether you're an experienced pilot ready to get your FAA Part 107 Certification, a hobbyist ready for more, or you never touched a drone in your entire life and you think it sounds cool, Drone Cadets has a program for you!
We train individuals, families, and groups. Drone Cadets can come deliver a program, or train your trainers to duplicate what we know works best. We can even provide analytics to support your grant proposal.
Educators are challenged with providing the best and newest teaching available, despite limits to their budgets, backgrounds, and training.
Drone Cadets offers the benefit of a pre-packaged curriculum and program, with lessons designed to fit in a 50-minute class-time. Each lesson includes both instruction and hands-on learning exercises or, as we say, “Missions.”
The Program can be customized into different configurations to meet your requirements; from one day, to many months. We also provide virtual drone education, enrichment programs, drone camps, virtual drone racing, and drones for kids of all ages.
Since the next generation will build our future, Drone Cadets believes that children, especially, need to learn STEM skills to be successful in the future. Drones are the perfect tool to engage these fertile young minds, and help them believe that the sky is no longer the limit!
Getting students excited about flying is just the beginning. Drone Cadets offers programs to learn to fly safely, and code drones using Python. As students advance, they learn how to repair and build drones. With the right preparation, a teen can graduate with marketable skills to help them become an electronics technician, a programmer, and even a commercial drone pilot.
At age 16 an individual can take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification Exam and become a Commercial Pilot. Drone Cadets is the first step in a Workforce Development Pathway for teens and adults to help them pass the exam, and get the practical experience necessary for a career. Even hobbyists benefit from the advanced flight skill, technology, and safety training offered by Drone Cadets.