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ATTEND A FREE DRONE SEMINAR!Attend a Drone Seminar

Do you want to learn more about drones? Or get your FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate?

Join AOPA and your local flight school for a fun drone seminar, “Drones From the Ground Up”. It’s easy and FREE! Click here to find a seminar in your area. Check back often, as we are continuing to add new seminar locations.

Become a Drone Pilot: It’s Easier Than You Think

Drones are one of the fastest growing areas of general aviation. Attend an AOPA drone seminar to find out how to become a remote pilot, learn the ins and outs of flying safely and get up to speed on the latest rules and regulations.  

No FAA Check Flight Required

A practical flying skills check is not required to fly a drone - even if you aspire to earn your FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate. To become a drone (remote) pilot and fly commercially or in conjunction with your business or professional activities, all you need to do is pass the FAA Remote Pilot Part 107 Knowledge Test and submit your paperwork to the FAA.   It’s so easy! Come join the aviation community and share your love and passion for aviation.

An AOPA Drone Seminar Will Get You Started

AOPA, in partnership with local flight schools, is offering a fun program that provides the information you need to help pass your Part 107 Knowledge Test. Spend half a day with an instructor to get up to speed on important issues like airspace, weather briefings, and regulations. By attending a seminar at your local flight school, you’ll meet flight instructors in your area so you have a connection to the general aviation community for answers to questions and if desired, to help you fulfill your journey into other pilot certificates and ratings. Best of all, these seminars are FREE!

Frequently Asked Questions

What topics are covered in AOPA’s drone seminar?

The seminar is developed to cover all the topics needed to pass the FAA Remote Pilot Part 107 Knowledge Test, which are:  aircraft registration, pilot certification, regulations, safety, airspace, waivers, weather, and emergencies. The material will be presented in a fun, interactive way, and you’ll get course materials to take home so you can review what you have learned.

How much to these seminars cost?

Absolutely nothing! AOPA’s drone seminars are completely FREE. It’s just one more way AOPA is here to support general aviation and the freedom to fly!

How do I find an AOPA drone seminar near me?

Starting in Spring 2017, all of AOPA’s drone seminars will be listed on this web page. You will also find the registration link on this page in a few months.

What should I take with me to the seminar?

You’ll receive a drone resource guide upon checking in at the seminar to help you follow along with the presentation. It’s a good idea to bring a pen or pencil in case you want to jot down some notes, but that’s really all you’ll need.

Can I take a friend to the seminar?

Of course! The more the merrier! Just be sure to register everyone in advance to make sure that there are enough supplies and materials to go around. Check back on this page in spring 2017 to locate a seminar and complete your free registration.

How long is the seminar?

The presentation is approximately 4 ½ hours long, with a few breaks built in so you have time to stretch, check out the flight school, or visit with other drone pilots.