Drone Training with V1DroneMedia

V1DroneMedia is dedicated to training others to operate drones in a safe, reliable, and responsible manner. Our Chief Pilot, Jason Damman, is a certified flight instructor (CFI), holds FAA ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) certificate and FAA Part 107 drone license. He is a subject matter expert in national airspace and FAA regulations through his 20 years of experience in commercial airlines, and 7 years of V1DroneMedia commercial drone operations. He is also an instructor at the Tri-C Drone Academy For First Responders, provides classes and course work through Lorain County Community College (LCCC), and custom on-demand training to groups and individuals. We are also a founding member of the North Coast Drone Alliance, a non-profit drone professional association in the Northeast Ohio region, connecting and educating drone professionals in all industries and sectors.

We offer a variety of drone training classes geared toward your interest and skill level. If you would like to learn more about drone technology, its uses, and growth in applications in various industries, check out our pre-recorded Drones for Business Educational Webinar.

FAA Part 107 Drone License Prop Class

FAA Part 107 Drone License Prep Class - April 2023Saturday, September 16 &  Sunday, September 17
9:00 AM – 4:30 pm both days

**Use EARLYBIRD promo code to receive a 10% discount if you register by Monday, August 28th!**

Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), have many applications in the following business sectors: agriculture, architecture and construction, conservation, delivery, emergency services, engineering, environmental monitoring, homeland security, media, and real estate.

This 2-day prep course will prepare all participants to take the FAA Part 107 Certification exam. The cost of the exam is not included in the course fee.

Overview of Topics:

  • Principles of Flight
  • Weather
    • Reading Aviation Weather Reports and Weather Sources
  • Airspace Classification
  • Reading Aviation Maps
  • Airport Operations
    • Traffic patterns, signs and markings, and radio communications
  • Weight and Balance
  • Pre-flight procedures
  • UAS Operations, Specifications, Limitations, Maintenance, and Reporting
  • Operational Waivers and Airspace Authorizations
  • Human Factors and Decision-Making
  • FAA Part 107 Pilot Certification and Registration Requirements
  • Drone Regulation Changes and Practice Exams
  • Third-Party Software/Apps
  • DJI Software Set-up and Navigation
  • Access to Covered Materials and Additional Resources

Location: West Side of Cleveland (TBD)

Format: 2-day in-person class, with 1 hour for lunch (lunch not included, dining options within minutes of the location).

Day 1: September 16 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Day 2: September 17 (Sunday) 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

Cost: $499


Drone Operations Group Class

October 7, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This 6-hour group class is geared toward anyone who is interested in learning how to operate drones and consists of 2 parts: an in-class overview and outdoor drone flight instruction.

The in-class portion will cover:

  • Basic principles of flying – Pitch and Roll, Thrust and Yaw
  • Drone Maintenance (batteries, storage, etc.)
  • Drone Calibrations
  • Flight App Settings
  • Camera Settings (Photo/Video)
  • Using Third-Party Apps
  • Creating Automated Flight Paths
  • Safety in Operations: Pre and Post Flight Checklists, etc.
  • Intelligent Flight Modes

The outdoor portion with guided hands-on experience:

  • Pre-flight inspections, drone calibrations
  • App settings and Battery monitoring techniques
  • Take-offs and landings (manual and auto modes)
  • Basic flight maneuvers (various patterns)
  • Advanced flight maneuvers
  • Using Intelligent flight modes
  • Using Pre-planned Flights to Conduct a Mission
  • Emergency maneuvers (return to home function, power-down while in flight, etc.)

Format: Group (max 5 students) 6-hour class (9 am – 4 pm with 1 hour for lunch)

Cost: $245 per person

Date: October 7, 2023

Location: Cleveland area (exact location TBD)

Drone Equipment: A drone will be provided for the hands-on experience if you don’t have one. Feel free to bring your own drone.

Ready to take the 1st step?

If you are are looking to fly drones for fun (as a hobby), or are exploring drones for a business opportunity but are not sure if you want to get your Part 107 license, get your TRUST Certificate within an hour, and go fly your drone to explore that hobby or a business!

Watch our TRUST Test YouTube VLOG to learn what TRUST Test is and how to get the certificate (click on the button below). Spoiler: FAA requires you to have the TRUST Certificate even if you are flying your drone for fun.


Do you have questions or would like us to post a blog or a video on a certain drone topic you are interested in? Contact us at [email protected] to let us know!