Drone training at Southern Prep is designed to move past hobby drone operation and be an introduction to aviation and flight training for our junior students.
We offer both an introductory course and an advanced course. Both courses include supervised flight training, classroom ground curriculum, and an introduction to the aviation industry spectrum. Introductory training will be completed with DJI’s Mavic Pro quadcopter and advanced training utilizes fixed wing RC aircraft.
Students will not only learn how to safely operate their drone but how to assimilate it into a flight environment to include designing a runway and traffic patterns.
Outside the classroom our drone students volunteer monthly at The Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Al.
Aviation students are invited to attend community events, travel to airshows and tour airports and other aviation facilities to become familiar with and build their network across the aviation industry. Current aviaton students are assigned and fly under their “Scout” callsign.