Empower Your Drone Program with Tactical Aviation

Expert Drone Training for K12, JROTC, Adults, Business Professionals and Recreational Flyers


Tactical Aviation was founded in 2019 by a team of experienced and highly skilled drone professionals, including veterans, with over forty years of combined experience in pilot training and courseware development. As a woman-owned small business, we are committed to diversity and inclusivity, and we strive to serve the entire drone community in the best possible format, no matter the skill level or education level of the student, class, school or business.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower the drone community by providing expert training and education through easy-to-follow online courses, designed to help students pass the FAA’s Aeronautical Knowledge Examination. With a focus on providing the best quality courseware for the best possible price, we are the subject matter experts in drone training, offering platform instruction, lecture, hands-on demonstration, small group exercises, scenario-based training, and consultation.

Meet the Team

At Tactical Aviation, we're proud of the talented and dedicated team that makes our mission possible. Our team members bring a wide range of skills and experience to the table, and they're all passionate about helping the drone community reach new heights.

The Faces Behind Tactical Aviation

Christopher Nolan

Director of Operations & Training

As Director of Operations & Training, Chris is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our drone training programs. With years of experience in the industry, he has a deep understanding of what it takes to help students, schools, and businesses succeed.

James Lucas

Director of Technology & Technical Expert

James is an expert in drone technology, and he brings that expertise to his role as Director of Technology & Technical Expert. Whether it’s developing new course content or working with our partners to bring cutting-edge technology to the classroom, James is always working to keep us at the forefront of the industry.

Alison Presley

Director of Sales & Marketing

Alison is responsible for promoting Tactical Aviation and making sure our services are accessible to the drone community. With a background in sales and marketing, she knows how to get the word out and make sure our clients get the training they need.

Benjamin Carpus

Director of Curriculum & Partnerships

Benjamin is passionate about education and innovation, and he brings that passion to his role as Director of Curriculum & Partnerships. He works with our partners and instructors to develop new course offerings and make sure our curriculum is up-to-date and relevant.

Kendra Gerken

Courseware Developer

Kendra is a skilled developer and creative problem-solver, and she plays a critical role in developing and maintaining our courseware. With her technical expertise and attention to detail, Kendra makes sure our courses are engaging, effective, and accessible.

Featured Drone Programs for School Districts

At Tactical Aviation, we're committed to providing high-quality drone training programs that meet the needs of a diverse range of students, and schools. Our K12 and JROTC programs are designed to help young people develop a passion for aviation and gain the skills they need to pursue careers in this exciting and rapidly growing field.

K12 Program

Our K12 program is designed to provide students with hands-on, engaging training that will help them develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the drone industry. This program includes a variety of interactive lessons and activities, along with real-world scenarios and challenges that will help students develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

JROTC Program

Our JROTC program is designed to help young people learn the basics of drone operation, while also helping them develop important leadership and teamwork skills. This program includes comprehensive training on drone flight techniques, safety protocols, and FAA regulations, along with hands-on, scenario-based exercises that will help students develop the skills they need to succeed.

Part 107 Online Course

Get Certified as a Drone Pilot with Our Online Course

Our Part 107 Online Course is the quickest and most convenient way to get certified as a drone pilot. Covering everything on the FAA aeronautical knowledge examination, this 200-dollar course is designed for adult learners who want to take their drone skills to the next level.


The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)

The law requires that all recreational flyers pass an aeronautical knowledge. At Tactical Aviation, we are proud to be an approved Test Administrator for the FAA TRUST program. Since June 2021, we have been offering TRUST as an online test to support the growth and safety of the drone community.

Hands-On Drone Training

In-person Training for Teachers: Elevate Your Skills and Enhance Your Classroom Experience

Are you looking to bring the excitement of drone technology into your classroom? Our in-person training for teachers provides hands-on learning opportunities for educators to gain practical knowledge and skills in drone operation and integration. Our experienced trainers will guide you through all aspects of drone use, from flight safety to data collection and analysis, to provide you with the confidence to incorporate this cutting-edge technology into your curriculum.

Hands-On Drone Training

In-person Training for Businesses: Invest in Your Employees' Skills and Boost Your Company's Success

Drones are becoming increasingly popular in a variety of industries, including agriculture, construction, surveying, inspection, first response and law enforcement. To ensure your employees are equipped with the necessary skills to effectively operate drones in these industries, it is important to invest in comprehensive in-person training. Our experienced trainers will provide hands-on instruction and guidance on all aspects of drone use, from flight safety to data collection and analysis, as well as the rules and regulations and everything required for the Part 107 aeronautical exam. Invest in your employees and ensure the success of your company with our in-person training for businesses.

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