THE DRONE SCHOOL

Commercial drone pilot & software developer pROGRAMs: 101, 201, 301, and 501.

NEW 301 COHORT OCTOBER 4th! - Sign up Now!

Creating a pipeline of commercial drone pilots, software engineers, and entrepreneurs in the Greater Omaha Area.

Creating a pipeline of commercial drone pilots, software engineers, and entrepreneurs in the Greater Omaha Area.

NEW! - Ask us about our new Commercial Drone Pilot Program: 301 featuring Java, C++, and C# language development, Unreal Engine Development, Machine Learning, and Microsoft Informatics and Aeronautics Research Simulators.

FAA Remote Certification: Infinite 8 Aeronautics instructors have successfully passed the FAA Remote Pilot Examination and are correctly certificated to commercially operate unmanned aerial systems or drones.

OUR GOAL - to create 500 jobs in 5 years, while creating at least 100 drone startups in the Greater Omaha area by 2022.

OUR GOAL - to create 500 jobs in 5 years, while creating at least 100 drone startups in the Greater Omaha area by 2022.

 

creating a pipeline of professional drone pilots...

The Drone School's Commercial Drone Pilot Program (CDPP) is for the individual with little or no experience working with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The course will especially benefit the following individuals: students and professionals looking to gain a valuable new skill set, entrepreneurs intent on learning the emerging technology for business applications, as well as for those simply wanting to learn about the new regulations in preparation for the newly implemented FAA Knowledge Exam, a legal requirement for UAV pilots seeking to fly for-profit.

This course is a blended learning experience, offering preparatory training for the new FAA Knowledge exam, while also providing practical, hands-on ground and in-flight UAV training, in a comfortable and safe in-door environment. The drone for training purposes will be provided.

COMMERCIAL DRONE PILOT PROGRAM 101: COURSE SUMMARY

REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN CERTIFICATION.

Minimum Age: 16 years of age within 30 days of graduation.

Background Check: Must be able to pass a background check by the Transportation Security Administration.

Minimum FAA Exam Prep Time: 16 hours

Flight Time: 20 hours of flight time will be acquired using the Syma x5c-1 quad-copter, with protective blade guards, and photo/video capabilities. Students will also gain hands on experience learning about the parts and components of the quad-copter, as well as a introduction to aerial photography and videography. 

Ground School - 16 hours of test preparation will be acquired using lectures, videos, worksheets, and role-plays. The course will cover the following topics: ABC's ofUAV's, Statutory Background, Part 107-General, Operating Limitations for Small Unmanned Aircraft, Remote Pilot Certification, Maintenance and Inspection, Flight Stabilization and Pre-flight Checks, and Beginner Flight Patterns.

EXAMINATIONS AND FLIGHT TESTS

Written Examination: Written examinations are conducted by Infinite 8 Aeronautics. A minimum of 70% on the final examination must be obtained in order to become certificated.

Flight Test: Flight Tests are conducted in-doors, at the Omaha Commerce Village, in Downtown Omaha, located at 950 10th Street, Suite 008, Omaha, NE 68108.

The Infinite 8 Aeronautics DRONE LAB, at the Omaha Commerce Village.

The Infinite 8 Aeronautics DRONE LAB, at the Omaha Commerce Village.

PRIVILEGES TO THE HOLDER OF CERTIFICATE

The Drone School CDPP Certificate, while not granting its holder FAA permission to fly commercially, the certificate will add a layer of professionalism and experience prior to sitting for the FAA Knowledge Exam for aspiring commercial UAV pilots. At the conclusion of the course, participants are expected to sit for the FAA Knowledge exam within 30 days of completing the course.

The CDPP Certificate is an official endorsement and may be used as a reference from Infinite 8 Institute, and is your gateway to obtaining an FAA approved Commercial Pilots License and a future career in unmanned aviation.

APPROXIMATE COST: *$750

*Course Cost: $550 +Equipment/Materials $50 + **FAA Exam $150.

** $150 of each students fee's will be held as a deposit, and returned to students upon the completion of the course, in the form of a money order made out to the FAA, ensuring students are financially able to sit for the exam within 30 days following the completion of the course.

PAYMENT: Payment is due prior to the start of class. Payments can be made with cash, cashiers checks, money orders, or credit/debit cards. Credit/Debits cards with be charged a 3% transaction fee.

COURSE TIMES/DATES: Cohort #3 will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30pm-8:30pm, May 16th-June 22nd

Individual Courses: Have kids? Work odd hours? Don't worry! Ask about our 1-on-1 training options.


COMMERCIAL DRONE PILOT PROGRAM 201: COURSE SUMMARY

The above 3D Model was completed by one of our 201 students, Jeff Parr. The structure is a 20th Century Castle (Joslyn), located in Omaha, NE.

By Request Only.

This course is an intermediate level course for students, professionals, and entrepreneurs looking to get serious about a career in the burgeoning commercial drone industry, particularly aerial photography and videography.

·      APPROXIMATE COST: 6-week Course = $5500, Half-Day = $320

·       4-hour course with 1-hour lecture, 2-hours of hand-on outdoor flight time,   and 1-hour of videography/photo editing;

·       Mission-based learning incorporated through aeronautical missions;

·       Fly using a Mavic Pro autonomous drone by DJI for indoor/outdoor flight.

For more information concerning our CDPP 201 level course, please contact our Head Flight Instructor, Ean Mikale, J.D. at ean@infinite8institute.com by email or by phone at 202-492-6119.


COMMERCIAL DRONE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER PROGRAM 301: COURSE SUMMARY

Students will have the opportunity to develop applications on platforms such as the 3DR SOLO, pictured above.

Students will have the opportunity to develop applications on platforms such as the 3DR SOLO, pictured above.

Next Course begins September 26th!

This course is an advanced level course for enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, small business owners, professionals, and educators looking to master drone technology through practical application, Commercial Drone Coding, and Drone Engineering applications.

·     12-week course with over 40 hours of coding;

·     25 hours of C++ coursework;

·     25 hours of Java Programming coursework;

·     Unreal Graphics & Gaming Engine Development;

·     Machine Learning and Robotics Theory;

·     FREE Alienware Computer and Commercial Drone ($1500 value) for those who qualify.

·   FINANCIAL AID If you fit one of more of these categories: 1) unemployed for 6-months for more, 2) a veteran and currently unemployed for any reason, or 3) underemployed and lost job for any reason during 2008-2010 financial crisis. If you fit any of these criteria, contact Therese.Marzouk@nebraska.gov.

This course is provided by request only. Please contact our offices concerning course availability.

CONTACT: If you have questions please contact our Head Flight Instructor, Ean Mikale, J.D. at ean@infinite8institute.com by email or by phone at 202-492-6119.


COMMERCIAL DRONE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER PROGRAM : 501 - AI APPLICATIONS

The NVIDIA Jetson TX2 is the highest performing consumer accessible computer processor on the market, in a low-power and convenient form-factor.

The NVIDIA Jetson TX2 is the highest performing consumer accessible computer processor on the market, in a low-power and convenient form-factor.

Next Course begins October 4th!

This course is an advanced level course for enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, small business owners, professionals, who seek to become acquainted with Commercial Drone Technology for Artificial Intelligence Applications.

·     12-week course with over 40 hours of coding;

·     25 hours of C++ coursework;

·     25 hours of coursework with Ubuntu/Linux;

·     Visual Recognition Technology with NVIDIA's Jetson TX2;

·     Deep Learning by utilizing Graphics Processing Units;

·     Commercial Drone Prototyping and 360 VR Video Capturing;

·     FREE Virb 360 Virtual Reality Camera, and NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Supercomputer for those who quality.

·   FINANCIAL AID If you fit one of more of these categories: 1) unemployed for 6-months for more, 2) a veteran and currently unemployed for any reason, or 3) underemployed and lost job for any reason during 2008-2010 financial crisis. If you fit any of these criteria, contact Therese.Marzouk@nebraska.gov.

This course is provided by request only. Please contact our offices concerning course availability.

CONTACT: If you have questions please contact our Head Flight Instructor, Ean Mikale, J.D. at ean@infinite8institute.com by email or by phone at 202-492-6119.