Carroll Community College Offers New Drone Pilot Training Program

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Sylvia Blair, Carroll Community College, 410-386-8411
Press Release

Carroll Community College (Carroll) is teaming up with local businesses and entrepreneurs to bring a robust drone pilot training program to Carroll County. The comprehensive training program models the path an individual would take to obtain a private pilot’s license.  

Carroll has partnered with experts from Dream Flight School to conduct a complete ground school training program that will prepare students to fly a drone and pass the FAA knowledge test using the same training techniques they use to prepare private pilots.  

Local business leader, entrepreneur and drone pilot Josh Kohn, will provide hands-on instruction and demonstrate how to operate a drone safely and efficiently. Students will have two full days behind the controls of a drone, practicing basic to advanced maneuvers and learning how to  operate their drones.  

Each student that enrolls in the Flight School course will receive their own drone which is included in the price of the course.  

Courses include:
UAS (Drone) Ground School Whether you are interested in flying a drone for recreation or interested in starting a drone-based business, learn the need-to-know regulations. Learn about drone technology and applications including government, commercial and hobby applications. Discuss issues related to drone flight and how it affects privacy and other legal issues as well as governing bodies and current regulations. Review the guidelines and regulations of the Remote Pilot-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems to become familiar with the Airman Certification Standards.

Total Cost: $349 (includes $250 fees),MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: DAP-848-A4
Mon. & Wed., May 8 - Jun. 5, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
(8 sessions; no class 5/29)
Dream Flight School, Westminster

UAS (Drone) Flight School Get hands-on flight instruction and practice. Practice flying in both a lab setting using flight simulation software and outdoors with a drone that is included in the course cost. Learn best practices and basic controls for flying your drones without GPS. Once you master basic flight, learn to fly your drone through First Person View (FPV) in real time through the drones onboard camera. Prerequisite: DAP-848

Total Cost: $449 (includes $160 fees); includes drone
MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: DAP-849-A4P
Sun. & Sat., Jun. 10 & 11, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(2 sessions)
Washington Road Campus

UAS (Drone) FAA Remote Pilot
Certification Prep 

If you hold a current Remote Pilot Certification and are looking to brush up on your knowledge for recertification or are a new pilot looking to obtain your Remote Pilot Certification for commercial or business use, this course will cover the application process and prepare you for the exam. Focus on the objectives that relate to the Aeronautical Knowledge Test, which allows successful students to obtain the FAA Airman Certificate. This certificate is necessary to apply for and obtain the Remote Pilot Certificate. Aeronautical Knowledge Test cost not included in course cost. Prerequisite: DAP-849 or previous Remote Pilot Certificate holder.

Total Cost: $149 (includes $113 fees)
MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: DAP-850-A4P
Mon. & Wed., Jun. 19 - 26, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (3 sessions)
Dream Flight School, Westminster    

For more information, call 410-386-800 or visit