“If you are considering a job in the hot Drone industry this is a MUST HAVE course to have under your belt. Not only does the course add credibility to your resume, but the folks at Drone University USA pack loads of information and fun into a weekend. Their instructors have years of experience in aviation and they take you through every aspect of FAA Drone regulations as well as FAA airspace, weather, weight & balance and more…. Plus they provide ample time to practice your drone flying skills. A top notch drone course with top notch instructors.”

Jim McKay, Sacramento, Small UAV/Drone Commercial Training & Certification Course Graduate, FAA licensed pilot.



“I’m about to go up for a few more shots at the Los Angeles Crossfit Games. We were live at ESPN and the directors and crew loved it. They know that I have being working hard on making it possible to have a live shot from a drone for TV. This process and operation was a great success.

I was the only operator allowed to work at the Stubhub Center and Crossfit Games. The certification from Drone University USA and the information I learned during your Level 1 Training Course helped me get the insurance coverage that was required for this operation and created the opportunity to show the crew of 250 professionals the proper and professional way of conducting a drone aerial video. Thanks.”

Daniel Carettoni, Sacramento, Small UAV/Drone Commercial Training & Certification Course Graduate, aerial cinematographer.



“I just wanted to write you with thanks and gratitude for this past weekend’s experience. I want to express that I appreciate you and your staff’s time and effort in sharing the wealth of information with us. I believe it really opened my eyes in taking sUAS operations way more seriously than I could imagine and will continue to learn, practice and adapt. I don’t believe there is any reason why any drone operator would NOT take your course”

Billy Graham, San Francisco, Small UAV/Drone Commercial Training & Certification Course Graduate, PG&E Contractor.


“I signed up for classes with Drone University USA with 1 hour of flight time under my belt. Two weekends later I was making a high definition professional quality video with my own drone footage! Barry and the crew were so encouraging, positive, and patient with me while I was learning the basics alongside seasoned professionals. The classes moved at a great pace, were very organized, and kept us tuned in the entire time by rotating between the classroom and actually flying the drones. This could not have been a more professional experience and for what I have learned, it is easily the best investment I have ever made in myself. The knowledge and skills of the staff and management is nothing short of amazing. You will learn from the best and walk out of there feeling confident and motivated to succeed. I am forever grateful for this experience!”

Michael Thompson
San Lorenzo, CA

Michael Thompson, Sacramento, Small UAV/Drone Commercial Training & Certification Course, Advanced Aerial Cinematography Course Graduate

Michael Thompson

“As a commercial photographer serving corporate clients for over 10 years, I saw the opportunity to offer drone videography as a new service to my clients. I arrived at this course with some experience but the instructors took me to the next level. We spent most of the first day in small groups flying under direct 1:1 instructor supervision. They taught all the essential aerial shots and how to execute them safely with the drone. Since the course was taught at a gorgeous winery and vineyard, we had great scenery to use for portfolio shots. We spent much of the second day learning how to edit our clips into an powerful portfolio piece. I highly recommend this course.”

Craig Sherod, Sacramento, Small UAV/Drone Commercial Training & Certification Course, Advanced Aerial Cinematography Course Graduate

Craig Sherod


“All of these guys at Drone University USA are great! Barry and all the trainers have been wonderful in working with my wife and me. We are both in our mid 60’s and have never flown until last April. I now have almost 200 hours of flight time and having a ball doing it plus starting to make some money. 🙂 I’ve taken [each of their] courses and highly recommend them all. We are looking forward to taking more classes as they come up.”

Bill & Liz Robinson, San Martin, CA
Small UAV/Drone Commercial Remote Pilot Training & Certification Course Graduates, Small UAV/Drone Advanced Aerial Cinematography Training Course Graduates, Small UAV/Drone Commercial Disaster Preparedness/Response/Sensor Operator Training & Certification Course Graduates


“I think your curriculum is spot-on, and what I just went through (and score I received) is a positive affirmation that opinion.

I know I said it at the end of the weekend, but it bears repeating: You and your staff are absolutely professional in every sense of the word. The training you offer is worth every penny, and there was a TON of information provided in just two days. I cannot commend you enough on the excellent product you are providing.”

Matt Cunningham
Sacramento, Small UAV/Drone Commercial Training & Certification Course Graduate


“Well, I took my Part 107 Test today and I passed with 82%. I really have to give credit to Drone University USA for this. I had no clue of all the info and responsibility I had to learn about drone commercial flying. With the course I took however, it made me walk into the testing facility confident and ready. Now I can make some moolah! Thanks again for the training.”

San Thach
Sacramento, Small UAV/Drone Commercial Training & Certification Course Graduate


“On behalf of my sons and I, we would like to extend our appreciation to Drone University USA for your outstanding training program. You and your staff are very professional and the program you offer is excellent. The program puts a good focus on safety and knowing airspace and other regulations to avoid conflicts with civil aviation and the public. This is an exciting industry and we appreciate your commitment to insuring we can all live together. Thanks again.

Mike, William & Jason Woodall
Sacramento, Small UAV/Drone Commercial Training & Certification Course, Advanced Aerial Cinematography Course Graduates


“To all of the staff at DUU,

Thank you for putting together a great set of classes. The information was more than I anticipated and the material was outstanding. I passed the FAA Part 107 exam with no problem.

To anyone considering taking the class, it is well worth it.
Don’t bother highlighting important parts of the work book. I started to and I shortly realized I was highlighting whole pages. There isn’t any “fluff” it is all relevant. I attended all of the classes that DUU offered and I was not disappointed. The staff is always happy to answer any questions you may have.

I’ve flown RC fixed wing for many years and considered myself above average. In the “hands on” flying portion of the class I learned a lot more. You are never too old or too good to learn.

Thanks again for a fun and information packed class,”

Brian Ziolkowski
Sacramento, Small UAV/Drone Commercial Training & Certification Course, Advanced Aerial Cinematography Course and Disaster Preparedness, Recovery and Sensor Course Graduate