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Flight to the Future

Industry-leading educational program and more. Get equipped with the right knowledge and skills to become an effective, safe and compliant professional drone pilot, including FAA Part 107 test preparation.

How it works

There are four steps in this educational journey. In Step1, you’ll focus on ground school for the FAA Part 107 examination. This step provides the necessary training and educational material that is needed to get certified as a commercial drone pilot.

Once you’ve been certified, Steps 2 and 3 will take you into the world of cloud connected drone operations and industry applications, respectively. Use AD Command and Control to harness the power of connected operations and data management. Then delve into specific industries for knowledge on application types and use cases.

Finally, learn how to set up a commercial drone business in Step 4 of the journey.

The four steps in your journey

Training and certification

Comprehensive ground training to prepare for FAA UAV pilot certification.


Using the AD Cloud

Cloud, IoT and AI capabilities that come together in AD Cloud’s Command and Control.


Mastering a solution

Get your drone and technology skills optimized for a range of UAV applications.


My drone business

Business setup, insurance, cloud connected drone with sensor package and more.


  Part 107 course highlights

Main dashboard Flight to the Future home screen Step 1 | Training and certification Lesson 1.2 | Drone systems Lesson 1.2 | Drone systems Lesson 1.8 | Airports and the National Airspace

Main dashboard

This is your main dashboard view. One-click access to all the lessons and help material, along with vital journey metrics. Returning users can seamlessly continue from where they left off.

Flight to the Future home screen

Drill-down quickly into the Flight to the Future program. Access the active lesson, or jump to any step, view detailed metrics and gain additional perspectives by examining your progress through several benchmarks.

Step 1 | Training and certification

This step is focused on preparation for the FAA Part 107 examination. A comprehensive treatment of all the essential topics, with tailored reading lists and crucial assessments, along with practice exams.

Lesson 1.2 | Drone systems

Segment 2 from the ‘Drone systems’ lesson delves into the definition of drones, which encompasses a broader set of machines. Segment is available in both text and video mode.

Lesson 1.2 | Drone systems

Segment 3 from the ‘Drone systems’ lesson delves into drone engineering, with emphasis on multi-rotor craft. Shown here, is the video mode of the segment, which is the preferred route for more than half the students.

Lesson 1.8 | Airports and the National Airspace

A crucial topic, this lesson dives into the particulars of the NAS, along with airspace classifications, aviation infrastructure and FAA restrictions pertaining to airspace. Lesson dashboard also displays your progress.


Available Courses


Success Kit

Flagship Flight to the Future course. This kit contains all the four steps needed to train, get FAA certified, gain expertise and begin your drone operations.

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Smart Farming

Covering crop, orchard and livestock operations – this course is for certified operators interested in delivering advanced drone-based smart farming solutions.

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Smart Firefighting

Covering multiple emergency and fire response scenarios – this course is for certified pilots interested in integrating specialized drone-based solutions into firefighting operations.

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Get Started

From novice to certified, commercial drone business owner in four easy steps. Get the success kit for yourself or anyone interested in delivering professional drone services. Sign up for Flight to the Future and become a part of AD’s powerful UAV ecosystem. Flight to the Future participants are eligible to get discounted B2B drone services from AD, including hardware, flight training and advanced ground school for industry applications.

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