Drones 

Learn to fly, build, modify, repair, compete and use your drone safely, responsibly and successfully.

 

 

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 Our Drones Programs

 

Beginner Drones Training Programs

( = Complexity)

Ground School 

1-hour course that teaches the essentials:

  • Safety plus basic FAA guidelines and regulations
  • Care & Maintenance
  • Options and possibilities with drones
  • Private, Group or Class

 

Flight School   ($36)

1.5 hour  1-session course in our Indoor Drone Arena to learn and improve basic flight skills including the essential maneuvers:

  • Navigate over, under, and through obstacles
  • Tips for flying indoors and outdoors
  • Troubleshooting
  • Private, Group or Class

 

See the upcoming courses to enroll online.

 

Intermediate Drones Programs

( = Complexity)

Flight School   ($36)

1.5 hour – 1-session course to develop next level flight skills.

  • Learn coordinated flight – making the drone go where you point it. (This is important for both photography and racing)
  • Nose out, left, back, etc.
  • Fly drills: squares, laps, Figure eights, rotate about a point, etc.
  • Private, Group, or Class

     

    Build School    

    6-hour course where you learn to assemble and test the drone you really want.

    • Participants purchase a kit or components to assemble and fly
    • Teaches benefits of various components for specific applications, assembly techniques, electronic controls, troubleshooting and upgrade options
    • Private, Group, or Class

     

    Film School    

    2-hour course where you learn to shoot professional-level video and stills using well-known drone platforms such as Phantom, Parrot, and GoPro, plus custom options.

    • Learn practical and commercial applications for accomplished drone imaging including promotional and educational footage, search & rescue, surveying, inspection, surveillance, and more.
    • Private, Group, or Class

     

    See the schedule to enroll online.

     

    Advanced Drones Programs

    ( = Complexity)

    Flight School 

    6-hour program to learn and fly your FPV-enabled drone through basic and intermediate courses.

    • Learn how drone races work
    • Strategy and tactics for various courses
    • Speeding up your aircraft
    • Participate with STAR Academy members in local/regional events
    • Private, Group, or Class

    Build School   

    8-hour course where you learn to select, assemble, and test the best racing drone.

    • Participants purchase a kit or components to assemble and fly, with instruction
    • Teaches benefits of latest components for racing applications, assembly techniques, tuning electronic controls, troubleshooting and field repairs
    • Assemble your own race kit
    • Private, Group, or Class

     

    Film School  

    4-hour course to learn the techniques to capture and assemble truly stunning and useful stills and video

    • Includes assistance from experienced instructors on camera selection, shot selection and composition, video editing and photo enhancement
    • Private, Group, or Class

     

    Speed Camp 

    4-hour course to learn how to go fast!

    • How to build, improve, and fly your drone to be increasingly competitive in the growing sport of drone racing
    • Understand and choose from various racing classes
    • Train for common course maneuvers
    • Good sportsmanship and how to help grow the drone racing leagues
    • Private, Group, or Class

     

    See the schedule to enroll online.

    College Prep or Workforce Development

    ( = Complexity)

    Build & Apply  

    Learn prototyping, iteration, collaboration, sourcing and solutions when you design and build your own robot for:

    • Scholarship projects
    • Commercial and community service applications
    • Competition
    • Create and document a truly remarkable project!
    • Private or Group Training Only

    Contact us to apply.

    Play Your Way

    Most programs are available as group courses. All programs can be done in private training or small group (2-3 people) format.

    Upcoming Courses

    Check out our upcoming programs and sign up online.

    Give the Gift of Drones

    All of our programs are available and able to be given as gifts.

    Drone Rentals

    A variety of rentals are available if needed for $10-$20 per session. Insurance is also available for an additional $5.

    Drones Courses

    Sign up online for our upcoming programs.

    Cancellation Policy:
    STAR Academy may cancel classes with fewer than 3 registrants, 24-hours prior to the course.
    Registrants will be notified of cancellation via e-mail or text message and offered their choice of rescheduling or credit on account.

    Want to be the first to know when the next programs are available?

    Interested in one of our programs but doesn’t work with your schedule right now? Let us know! As more people are interested in certain programs, we can add more to the calendar. We’ll let you know as soon as the next robotics schedule is set.

    Drones Club

    Our Drones Club is an organization growing to meet the need for organized drones programs and training for school systems and other youth organizations in and around the Baltimore area. We provide experienced coaching and curriculum. Participants will learn and experience a full range of training, from basic training, maneuvering and control, to advanced skills including drone assembly and practical applications of drones in today’s world. Clubs meet weekly and start at $19.95/month. 

    Drones Camps

    Learn about flight control systems, drone assembly, and the application of using drones in today’s world. Our drone camp gives participants the ability to put themselves in the pilot’s seat (activities will vary by age.) We encourage teamwork and imagination while applying problem-solving and STEM skills. Our coaches, a perfect blend of tech lovers, enthusiastic newbies, and experienced teaching professionals, make learning about drones FUN.

    Off-Site Events

    Want a club, team, class, demonstration or competition at your school, business, or event? We can create a custom package and arrangements for whatever you are looking to do. Just reach out to us for more information.

    “You guys have a great program and the instructors are doing a fantastic job!  Very professional and outstanding with our students! Thank you!!”

    John D’Adamo
    Principal
    Our Lady of Grace School

    Additional Questions?

    Come check out STAR Academy in Timonium

    STAR Academy

    2032 Greenspring Drive
    Timonium, MD  20193
    Phone: 443-330-7780

    2032 Greenspring Drive
    Timonium, MD  21093
    Phone: 443-330-7780
    Contact us: info@STAR-Academy.com

    NEW HOURS:
    Thursdays          6:00pm – 8:30pm
    Fridays          3:00pm – 8:30pm
    Saturdays         9:00am – 5:00pm
    Sundays         1:00pm – 6:00pm

    *Clubs meet on Saturdays and Sundays.
    See schedule for meeting times.

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