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Professional Drone Pilot: Ground School and FAA Part 107 Test Prep — NEWARK, DEL. — February 1-2, 2020 or June 6-7, 2020 (Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) or March 18-April 8, 2020 (Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.)
Course fee: $395. Contact hours: 16.0. Potential discounts: Early Registration, Military, UD alum, PMI member, 2 or more (group)

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Personal hobbyists, police, fire and rescue personnel, engineers, real estate agents, photographers, roofers and other professionals are using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for tasks ranging from racing and photography to surveillance and damage assessment. During this intensive two-day class, highly qualified UAS experts provide industry-leading classroom training and prepare drone pilots for the Part 107 Drone License exam. Topics include regulations, airspace, weather, loading and performance, and operations.

To obtain a remote pilot certificate, a drone pilot must pass the FAA’s airman knowledge test (conducted at an FAA-certified testing center). The Federal Aviation Administration needs to make sure that all commercial drone pilots have the ability to act responsibly, coordinate with Air Traffic Control in case of emergencies, read aeronautical maps, and abide by all general aviation regulations and specific regulations pertaining to UAS. (Note: This is a test prep program. The examination is not administered as part of the program.)

Course Outline

Day One

  • Course introduction and overview
  • 14 CFR Part 107 - Regulations
  • Airspace Classification
  • Operational Requirements
  • Flight Restrictions
  • Airport Operations

Day Two

  • Loading and Performance
  • Radio Communication Procedures
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Physiological Factors affecting Pilot Performance
  • Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Aviation Weather

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to understand and apply the following:

  • 14 CFR Part 107 Regulation
  • National Airspace System
  • Airspace and Planning
  • Weather Theory
  • Aviation Weather Services
  • Weight and Balance Loading and Performance
  • Flight Operations
  • Safety Risk Management
  • Aeromedical Factors


Professional Drone Pilot Training programs are conducted by FAA-licensed unmanned aircraft pilots from Adam Ringle Consulting (ARC), a Delaware-based industry leader in UAS training. Training program content is provided by ARC.

Who Should Participate?

  • First responders (police, fire, rescue personnel)
  • Investigators
  • Insurance adjusters and real estate agents
  • Reporters, film makers, producers, photographers, marketers, web designers
  • Engineers, construction professionals, roofers
  • Accident scene investigators
  • Site and structure inspectors (tower, roofing, building, land surveyor, electrical line, oil and gas fields, agriculture)
  • Construction estimators and project managers
  • Aerial photographers
  • Anyone interested in starting a UAS-based business
  • UAS freelancers
  • Emergency management professionals (federal, state and municipal level)
  • Any other professionals or hobbyists using UAVs


This program is open to any participant age 18 or older.

All of our drone pilot training courses can be conducted on-site at your place of business. In addition, we can create a customized drone training program based on your needs. For more information or to request a proposal for on-site training, please contact us via the form below.


Paige Fitzgerald

Paige Fitzgerald serves as a technical consultant for UAS program development and flight training, as well as emergency management solutions. Paige brings a unique perspective to the team at Adam Ringle Consulting as she has over ten years of management experience in both the public and private sector in a variety of business settings. A specialist in program management, Paige can not only help to create capabilities-based project objectives, but also help to implement program evaluation measures to ensure that proposed solutions are delivering results. She is well versed in personnel and financial management systems for small businesses and in public sector grant management. She has extensive public messaging experience across a variety of projects and proven record of creating buy in among groups of diverse stakeholders. In addition to program development and management, Paige holds a certification in business continuity planning.

Paige has experience in a variety of instructional environments from online learning, to classroom courses, to hands-on skills training. As an emergency manager, she specializes in effective resource management and targeted collaborative approaches to project planning. She currently provides supervision for the administration of the Homeland Security Grant Program for the State of Delaware, and developed and administers the UAS program at an agency level. She is well versed in FAA regulations and requirements, including 14 CFR Part 107, especially as it relates to Public Safety flight programs. In addition to the her UAS program management experience, her flight experience includes many complex missions in adverse conditions such as night flying, high wind, and multi-use or controlled airspace. Other areas of specialization include NIMS compliant program development and reporting for flight programs.

Adam B. Ringle

Adam B. Ringle serves as President, CEO and Director of UAS Flight Operations for Adam Ringle Consulting which he founded in 2004. Adam has more than 29 years of emergency services experience and 22 years of law enforcement experience. He possesses an extensive range and depth of knowledge in law enforcement, security operations, emergency medical services systems and UAS flight operations. He serves as the chief consultant designing custom professional training solutions and emergency response programs for both government and private entities alike. Adam specializes in workplace violence prevention, custom active shooter mitigation solutions and complex UAS flight program management. He is a certified level 1 thermographer, licensed fixed wing pilot, UAS remote pilot and instructor providing both training and operational support to clients. He provides expert witness services and maintains an array of emergency services certifications and licenses to best serve his client base.

Adam has broad experience in law enforcement including tactical response team operator, uniformed services supervisor, investigative supervisor and crisis mitigation operational commander. Adam has commanded many large-scale responses and was responsible for directing multiple special programs for the Wilmington Police Department, in Wilmington Delaware. These include the WMD Response Program, Tactical Medical Operations and UAS Drone Flight Program. He has conducted and supervised complex investigations for both internal and external sources. As a medic team leader for SWAT, he was responsible for significant aspects of mission planning and execution. Adam also has deep roots in the security industry and has been recognized as a subject matter expert on active shooter prevention, countermeasures and UAS flight operations. He does consulting for many private sector corporations and government entities by conducting site assessments, custom workplace violence prevention training and security procedure writing and compliance. Adam provides consulting services for companies looking to integrate UAS flight operations into their security response programs or law enforcement operations. In addition to being an experienced UAS pilot, he is a credentialed instructor with a track record of success. He has served as the Co-Chair of Operations for the State of Delaware UAS Training and Certification Steering Committee providing guidance to Delaware public safety agencies. Adam has been called upon as an expert on UAS operations by local and national media outlets.

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