Astro Training

Astro Training

from $1,000.00

Come learn about Astro from the source, right here at Freefly headquarters in Woodinville, Washington! We’ll teach you safe operating procedures for the Astro line of drones, from setting up your radio and charging batteries to tuning your system and troubleshooting issues.

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

Small Class Sizes

This training is offered once per month and has a fantastic instructor to student ratio (max 8 students to 1 instructor) for both classroom and flying field time.

Our Astro or Yours

Our Astro or Yours

We’re totally flexible. If you want to leave your Astro 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 Astro hardware and software.

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

To get the most out of this training it is recommended to arrive already comfortable with the ability to takeoff and land in manual mode on a small drone. Nose in flight should also be mastered but we can help!

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

Before we fly, we have to know the hardware and how to prepare for flight! Topics covered will include:

Understanding your Freefly Astro and accessories

Controller features and setup

Battery features

Skynode overview

Auterion Suite introduction

Payload planning

Pre flight inspections, processes and best practices

Flight planning and execution

Astro maintenance and troubleshooting

Flight Training

After Ground School, we’ll head out to the field to get some time in the air with Astro (you can bring your own Astro, or use one of ours). Topics covered in the field will include:

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

Astro 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 Astro: If you have an Astro 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 Astro, radio and FPV gear (if you want to set up and use OSD).

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

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