Drone Basics & Flight
Want to feel confident and competent in flying a drone, come and learn about the technology and basics of flight with us.
A drone is an aircraft. Understanding the basics of your drone, its limitations and basic flight modes, your flying environment and the regulations associated with drone flight is fundamental to safe and responsible drone usage.
As part of your new drone purchased at Drones2, we will familiarise you with regulations, drone technology and the basic functions for your new drone. Our intention is that you will get the most out of your new drone and that you have the basic knowledge and understanding to fly in control, safely and responsibly. Pop into our store, or check out our drone range on our website.
Our familiarisation sessions are run in Perth, but we can also provide regional and remote sessions over the phone. There are two training options:
Drone Field Training - $150 (OR Complementary with drone purchase)
- Drone technology, you learn the basics of this advanced technology so that you understand how the drone works and feel more confident operating your drone.
- Regulations, drones are essentially remotely piloted (un-manned) aircraft and there are strict regulations associated with where, when and how to fly.
- Operating your drone, we bring the learning back to your drone, overview procedures pre and post flight and guidance with developing manual flying skills.
- Practical flying exercises in the field to equip new donre users with the basics of manual flight. This session involves all aspects from pre flight, start up, flying exercises and post flight. Whilst DJI and Yuneec drones have the technology to fly themselves, your capability in manual flight will equip you to avoid collisions and potential loss of your aircraft.
DON'T have a drone?? Don't stress, you can join our training and experience flying our DJI drones for $220, with a $100 discount if you then choose to buy a drone from us after the training (for drones over $1,000 value, or $50 discount for drones over $800 value). Of course you will also have access to our technical support for whenever you have drone questions in the future.
Aerial Photography Skills
Drones are excellent aerial imaging devices, if you want to produce superior photographic or video imaging then we can show you how to harness your drone to do exactly this. Customising you drone camera settings to suit the target you are capturing, the time of day, special effects, use of filters and avoiding distortion can make a nig difference to the quality of your images. You may also want to use different mission planning platforms to enhance your image capture. Then there's how best to manage the post processing of your images for your particular application so that you can easily share your images with others.
We run a two part photography session covering all of these aspects and more. Our trainer is qualified in photography, uses professional drone platforms in both photography and videography and will equip you with the basics from mission planning, camera settings, image capture strategies and suitable post processing programs to use. You can choose to attend the basic image capture Part 1 session for $120 or the full two part session for $199.
Part 1 covers basics of flying drones for image capture, camera settings for different applications, use of filters, all to get you up to speed with how to approach aerial imaging.
Part 2 includes more complex mission platforms to assist in great photography and post processing to get the most out of your images.
Contact us to find out more and register, or book online here
If you are seeking certified training for either a remotely piloted aircraft licence (RePL) or a commercial operating certificate, we can also provide guidance to assist you. There is also plenty of information on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) website here on flying drones in Australia.