Skyfire Drone Academy

Skyfire offers world-class expert led, POST certified drone pilot training for public safety and industry professionals. Our team of aviation and public safety professionals bring elevated training from those with thousands of hours of real world flight and boots on the ground experience, bringing you actionable, mission-specific training.


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The Skyfire Drone Academy is America’s leading flight training school. Our instructors understand that properly training pilots on drones and their practical applications is a fundamental aspect of operating a successful commercial drone program.

Our POST certified training is available for all levels of pilots, from beginners to advanced. Skyfire Academy teaches part 107 prep, police drone training, firefighting drone training, emergency management drone training, and drone training for all other critical sectors. Our drone training is available at our Atlanta area facility, online, or in person at your facility. Skyfire makes it easy for your team to get the training you and your pilots need to fly safe and fly smart.

Online Part 107

Master all the topics you need to pass the FAA’s Remote Pilot Written Exam with the Skyfire online Part 107 course. Our online interactive and comprehensive live instruction Part 107 class has a 100% pass rate. Throughout the approximately 7-8 hour course, you will learn everything you need to know to pass the exam as well. Courses typically begin at 10am ET and include a break for lunch. Free test prep book provided with course purchase.

This course is open to all experience levels and serves as a good refresher course for those needing to retake the test.

Basic Training

Skyfire’s two-day onsite course teaches the most challenging aspects of the FAA’s Remote Pilot Written Exam and how to operate a public safety (police, fire, EMA, etc) or industry drone program. It also includes a second day of hands-on flight training. Our basic training course is fully comprehensive and best suited for beginners.

SWAT Tactics Intensive

Skyfire’s four-day SWAT Tactics Intensive training course guides pilots through SWAT specific applications of UAS technology through classroom and hands-on scenario based training. Scenarios are crafted to prepare students for a variety of tactical situations and feature indoor and outdoor flying, group discussion, and debriefs following each exercise. Our training includes a deep dive into indoor flight, flying in GPS denied spaces, overwatch, reconnaissance, night operations, and overall SWAT best practices and considerations. 

Law Enforcement Training

Skyfire offers a full array of law enforcement drone training. Our tactics experts have real world law enforcement and counter terrorism experience, ensuring you get applicable training to take into the field. Learn more about all of our offerings by browsing our course catalogue.

Parrot Certified Official Manufacturer’s Training

Skyfire’s two-day original equipment manufacturers (OEM) course is designed in consultation with UAS manufacturer Parrot to ensure system specific training on variants of the Parrot Anafi USA, GOV, or MIL systems. Classroom instruction covers a brief Part-107 review of pertinent rules related to flying small UAS, then all Anafi USA system components, FreeFlight 6 operating software, mission mapping, and the significant capabilities of the Anafi USA EO/IR sensors. Our experienced instructors assist students with a hands-on scenario based flight training schedule exploring the full functionality of Parrot Anafi USA. Courses can be customized to provide students with additional mission training as desired. As preferred OEM training partners for Parrot, this course will certify students in the Parrot Anafi USA platform ensuring they understand the full range of capabilities and are able to handle all operations. This course is designed for sUAS pilots who are new to Parrot Anafi USA products.

Customized Drone Training

Need drone training but none of our pre-set options seem to be fitting your need? No problem. Our trainers and industry specialized professionals are here to help guide you through a custom training tailored specifically for you and your team.