Alta Training

Alta Training

from $1,200.00

Learn the basics as well as advanced skills from the same team that supports our Alta pilots every day.

Train together and save! 20% OFF orders of two or more!
Small Class Sizes

Small Class Sizes

All classes feature a fantastic instructor to student ratio (max 3 students to 1 instructor) ensuring we can cover the topics that matter most to you.

Our Alta or Yours

Our Alta or Yours

We’re totally flexible. If you want to leave your Alta at home and use our demo model, we’ve got you covered*.

Always Relevant

Always Relevant

The drone landscape is constantly changing so our courses evolve to cover the most current Alta hardware and software.

*refundable deposit may apply if you fly our aircraft during the class

“Your training was invaluable for us in making the transition to the Alta ecosystem safely and much more quickly than we could have without your team’s support. Thank you!”

-Taylor Ellis, Alta Pilot

1 Day Training Curriculum

1-Day Training Curriculum

This class is 8 hours long, at Freefly, and includes Ground School and Flight Training.

Ground School

Understanding your Freefly Alta and accessories

Radio selection and setup

LiPo Battery Selection, charging and safety

Synapse/PX4 overview

Alta App/QGroundControl

Payload planning

Pre flight inspections, processes and best practices

Deep dive into system tuning and analysis

Flight planning and execution

Alta maintenance and troubleshooting

Data Viewer tutorial

Flight Training

Preflight

Flying!

Confirm competent understanding of all controls

Confirm pilot is comfortable with basic takeoff and landings

Confirm pilot understands available methods to monitor flight pack voltage and when to land

Cover emergency situations and how to train for them and respond appropriately

Build time after subjects covered

1 Day Training Curriculum

2-Day Training Curriculum

The 2-day class includes everything from the 1-day class but adds an additional flying day. It covers more advanced flying topics.

Flying with Payloads

Basic overview of Mōvi camera build for aerial application

Demonstrated operational flight envelope limits

Complex and precision flight maneuvers (Dual Op) track a subject.

Understanding basic airspace concepts (Talk about Part 107)

Build time after subjects covered

Alta Training FAQ

Where is Freefly located?

We host training at our headquarters in scenic Woodinville, WA. Let us know if you need help with directions.

Freefly Systems
15540 Wood-Red RD NE
STE A800
Woodinville, WA 98072

When do I need to be there?

Class sessions run 9am-5pm on the day or days of your class (with an hour or so break for lunch at mid-day), so arriving promptly ensures the maximum time spent with our instructors.

We recommend flying in the day before, as Seattle traffic can cause unexpected delays.

Which airport is best?

There are a couple airports with easy access to Woodinville:

Seatac International Airport (SEA) is the closest major airport to Freefly.

  • Full selection of rental car options

  • Served by many major airlines

  • 40-75 minutes travel to Freefly

Paine Field (PAE) is recently opened and is also near Freefly

  • Avis, Budget and Enterprise

  • Limited to Alaska and United flights

  • 30-50 minutes travel to Freefly

Where can I stay?

There are a number of hotels close to Freefly headquarters:

There are also many AirBnb hosts in Woodinville and surrounding areas (Bothell, Totem Lake, Redmond, Kirkland and Kenmore).

What should I bring?

  • Your Alta: If you have an Alta and want to fly it during the class, bring it! Unless you’ve changed your battery connectors, you don’t need to bring flight packs; just your Alta, radio and FPV gear (if you want to set up and use OSD).

  • A laptop: Great for Alta Pro QGroundControl mission planning or taking notes.

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