THE DRONE SCHOOL - A MEMBER-BASED ASSOCIATION

nATIONAL APPENTICESHIP PROGRAMS COMING JAN. 2018!

NEW COURSES BEGIN January 7, 2018 - Inquire regarding membership Now!

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What is Infinite 8 Institute? What is the Drone School? - The Drone School is a Division of Infinite 8 Institute. Infinite 8 Institute, LLC, is a membership-based association of students, apprentices, IT and STEM Professionals, and businesses. Our mission is to design and finance social impact systems and emerging technologies.The organization also solely services its own members, and members of the International Drone Association.

Current Membership Includes:

  1. Safety Scout

  2. Fly Transactions

  3. 88 Degrees Technologies

  4. LOOP Robotics

  5. International Drone Federation

  6. Curbside Transportation

  7. Mr. Brainiac

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

   OUR GOAL    - to commercialize disruptive technology and create high-paying jobs in rural and urban communities across America.

OUR GOAL - to commercialize disruptive technology and create high-paying jobs in rural and urban communities across America.

 

creating a pipeline of professional drone pilots and engineers

The Drone School's Pre-Apprenticeship Program (PA), focuses on (4) tracks of study: Commercial Drone Piloting, Commercial Drone Software Development, Artificial Intelligence, and Autonomous Vehicles. Our National Apprenticeship Programs are as follows: The Commercial Drone Pilot Apprenticeship (CDP), and the Commercial Drone Software Development Apprenticeship (CSDP) are both for the individual with little or no experience working with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or computer programming. The courses will especially benefit the following individuals: students and professionals, entrepreneurs, the unemployed, underemployed, veterans, and those seeking a career change.

COMMERCIAL DRONE PILOT PROGRAM 101: COURSE SUMMARY

REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN CERTIFICATION.

Minimum Age: 16 years of age.

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 of UAV'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: *$3,300

*Scholarships may be available for those who qualify.


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.

Next Courses begin Jan. 2018!

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.

Course Cost: $3,300

·     6-week course with hands-on outdoor flight time, and videography/photo editing;

·       Mission-based learning incorporated through aeronautical missions;

·       Point Cloud, Virtual Reality, and 3D-Modeling;

·       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 office at info@infinite8institute.com by email or by phone at 402-550-1875.


COMMERCIAL DRONE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER PROGRAM 301: COURSE SUMMARY

  Students will have the opportunity to develop applications on platforms such as AirSim, the simulated platform for Autonomous Systems by Microsoft, Inc.

Students will have the opportunity to develop applications on platforms such as AirSim, the simulated platform for Autonomous Systems by Microsoft, Inc.

Next Course begins Jan. 2018!

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.

Course Cost: $3,300

·     6-week course;

·     C++ and Linux coursework;

·     Unreal Graphics & Gaming Engine Development;

·     Machine Learning and Robotics Theory;

·     Machine Learning and Robotics Theory;

FINANCIAL AID -  Financial aid available for those who qualify, please contact us at info@infinite8institute.com for more information

CONTACT: If you have questions please contact our head office at info@infinite8institute.com by email or by phone at 402-550-1875.


 Students are able to build custom drone systems using the Pixhawk flight controller.

Students are able to build custom drone systems using the Pixhawk flight controller.

COMMERCIAL DRONE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER PROGRAM 401

During the 6-week course, students will get hands-on building an advanced prototyping drone from scratch, which is capable of visual recognition technology and obstacle avoidance. Students will gain the ability to learn and understand the inner-workings of drones from an engineering and data analysis standpoint. The course will cover the following topics:

Course Cost: $3,300

  • High precision vision positioning;

  • Obstacle sensing;

  • High precision visual odometer system;

  • Ultrasonic sensor systems;

  • Image input;

  • Inertial measurement unit input;

  • 3D Sensing;

  • Acceleration modules;

  • ARM Cortex-A9 systems;

  • Understanding CAN, UART, and BUS systems of connectivity;

  • Frame Instillation;

  • Electronic Speed Controller Use and Modification;

  • Flight Battery Functionality;

  • Updating Firmware;

  • Compass Calibration;

Participant Profile: Students, entrepreneurs, or professionals interested in learning about the design and engineering of commercial drone systems.

Duration: 36 hours of lab work, lectures, field testing, and prototyping.


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 Jan. 2018!

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.

Course Cost: $3,300

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

·     36 hours of C++ coursework with Ubuntu/Linux;

·     Visual Recognition Technology with NVIDIA's Jetson TX2;

·     Deep Learning by utilizing Graphics Processing Units;

·     Image Classification;

·     Building Custom A.I. Models;

·   FINANCIAL AID -  Financial aid available for those who qualify, please contact us at info@infinite8institute.com for more information.

CONTACT: If you have questions please contact our head office at info@infinite8institute.com by email or by phone at 402-550-1875.


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COMMERCIAL DRONE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER PROGRAM 601: Self-driving Cars

During the 6-week course, students will get hands-on building an advanced self-driving car prototype from scratch, using hobbyist parts as well as additional technologies, which provide sensing capabilities necessary for machines to operate in our world. Students will learn and broaden their understanding on many scientific topics. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Obstacle sensing;

  • Ultrasonic sensor systems;

  • Image input;

  • Inertial measurement unit input;

  • 3D Sensing;

  • ARM Cortex-A9 systems;

  • Understanding CAN, UART, and BUS systems of connectivity;

  • Frame Instillation;

  • Electronic Speed Controller Use and Modification;

  • Erle Brain 3;

  • ZED Camera;

  • Updating FIrmware;

  • System Guidance Mounting;

  • Compass Calibration;

Participant Profile: Students, entrepreneurs, or professionals interested in learning about the design and engineering of self-driving car systems.

Duration: 36 hours of lab work, lectures, field testing, and prototyping.

Payment Policy

Course payment options are available in the form of cash, check, money order, bank wire, cyrptocurrency (i.e., Bitcoin, LiteCoin, Ethereum, or Dash . The Drone School students with payment agreements in the form of signed invoices, are due prior to the beginning of class. Payment not received prior to the beginning of a course, will deny that student entry into the course, and the student will be forced to take the designated course, during the next time the course is provided, which is generally each quarter. Upon satisfactory course completion and performance, as well as satisfactory course payment, a certificate of completion shall be provided to each student. The student and the school understand that this Agreement may not be amended except in writing and signed by both parties. All refunds requests are subject to the policy outlined in section 1.13 of the TDS National Apprenticeship Rules and Procedures below. 

Complaints - Students in Nebraska may contact the Nebraska Department of Education - Private Post-secondary Career Schools at (402) 471-4825. Students in Missouri may contact the Missouri Department of Higher Education at (573) 751-2361.